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Turkish Air Force received the first DRLO aircraft Boeing 737 Peace Eagle

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Turkish Air Force received the first DRLO aircraft Boeing 737 Peace Eagle

The first DRLOU aircraft, the Boeing 737 Peace Eagle, was officially handed over to the Turkish Air Force on January 21, according to janes.com on January 31.


Turkey decided to buy four aircraft of this type on the basis of commercial Boeing 737-700 liners in 2000, the delivery was planned to be completed in 2007, but the program is behind the schedule by 7 years. The general contractor of the contract is Boeing, but the work in the amount of 500 million must be carried out by Turkish companies Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Aselsan, Haselsan and Mikes. The second plane should be transferred in the middle of this year. Boeing must pay a fine of $ 600 million for delayed deliveries.

Similar delays were made in the supply of Boeing 737-700 Wedgetail aircraft for the Australian Air Force, but the contract with South Korea for the delivery of the Boeing 737 Peace Eagle was completed on time.

The first Turkish aircraft was delivered in March 2006 of the year and made the first flight in July of 2008. In the 2000 year, the program was accused of corruption in the amount of 180 million, but in the 2003 year the investigation was discontinued, the Turkish government approved the purchase of four aircraft.

In 2010, difficulties arose in equipping the aircraft with electronic equipment produced by the Israeli company ELTA, but eventually the equipment was supplied. Relations between Turkey and Israel are still difficult.
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  1. slavik_gross
    slavik_gross 5 February 2014 10: 24
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    And yet the Asmans are preparing for war ...
    1. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 5 February 2014 10: 36
      +7
      Quote: slavik_gross
      And yet the Asmans are preparing for war ...

      ... with equipping the aircraft with electronic equipment manufactured by the Israeli company ELTA ...

      They will be greyhound - contact us, we will turn off their electronics laughing
      1. smersh70
        smersh70 5 February 2014 11: 28
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        Quote: And Us Rat
        we turn them off the electronics

        the main thing is that YOU themselves are not turned off laughing
        1. And Us Rat
          And Us Rat 5 February 2014 13: 19
          +5
          Quote: smersh70

          the main thing is that YOU themselves are not turned off laughing

          Belly button get loose laughing
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 5 February 2014 21: 01
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        Quote: And Us Rat
        They will be greyhound - contact us, we will turn off their electronics

        I think if the Americans themselves put the electronics, Turkey would not have problems.
    2. smersh70
      smersh70 5 February 2014 11: 27
      +5
      Quote: slavik_gross
      And yet the Asmans are preparing for war ...

      when something appears at you, then you rejoice and say that we are not preparing for war))) and as something appears at the Turks, they are ready for war)))) look at the world more simply, dear smile
      1. ultra
        ultra 5 February 2014 12: 34
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        Quote: smersh70
        when something appears at you, then you rejoice

        It would be strange, if only we would be sad! And when a potential adversary arms himself it is bad, why should we rejoice?
    3. Apollo
      Apollo 5 February 2014 12: 34
      +6
      Quote: slavik_gross
      And yet the Asmans are preparing for war ...


      Fifth Azerbaijanis in Turkey
      The Russians are leading the list.

      The Turkish media published the number of foreigners who most often buy real estate in this country.

      According to Turkish media, Oxu.Az reports with reference to Marja that in 2013, Azerbaijani citizens purchased 911 of various objects in Turkey and took the 5 place among foreigners.

      The first three among foreigners buying real estate in Turkey last year included Russian citizens - 3 thousand 322 properties, Germany - 2 thousand 637 objects and England - 2 thousand 455 objects. Norwegians have acquired 1 256 properties, Azerbaijanis - 911, Swedes - 811, Saudi citizens - 773, Iraqi citizens - 770, Kuwaiti citizens - 725, and United Arab Emirates - 250 objects.
      http://ru.oxu.az/economy/13392
  2. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 5 February 2014 10: 43
    +4
    Why rejoice, they will fly over the Black Sea!
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 5 February 2014 12: 32
      +3
      quote-The first aircraft AWACS Boeing 737 Peace Eagle officially handed over to the Turkish Air Force on 21 January, janes.com reports on 31 January.


    2. 3935333
      3935333 5 February 2014 16: 41
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      well, we are not happy! Azerbaijanis rejoice, they did not fight the Turks! And we look at the world calmly and it's just that the Turks are now "partners"!
      1. alone
        alone 5 February 2014 22: 02
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        If we consider all those enemies with whom we had to fight at different times, Russia can calmly close the border tightly and declare the whole world its enemy. (Well, except that they just did not fight with the Papuans) laughing Try to really reason. You can not consider all enemies, only because of the fact that they fought with someone 100 years ago)
  3. propolsky
    propolsky 5 February 2014 17: 37
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    The name somehow does not correspond to reality - eagles are never peaceful. And in everyday life, the word "eagle" pulls to add "vulture". smile
  4. Gregazov
    Gregazov 5 February 2014 18: 10
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    I did not understand the shape of the radiation pattern. In the direction of the keel, of course, radiation does not make sense, but what about radiation forward along the aircraft’s construction axis? With such a daylight, only a box flight along the front line is possible. In U-turns, air control will be completely lost. During a U-turn, a breakdown of tracking and a reset of the route is possible. In Turkey, there are no such clearings as ours, therefore the boxes will be short. The effectiveness of such a complex is in question.