Friday, November 27, 2009

Turkish MESA to Be Delivered Before the End of 2010

DefenceNet reports that the initial acceptance of the B-737-700 AEW&C aircraft of the Wedgetail program by Australia signals the countdown for acceptance of the same system by the Turkish Air Force. Despite the serious problems encountered so far by Boeing engineers it seems that now project development is accelerating. This means that, barring any surprises, Turkey will have one of these systems in her possession by the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011 at the latest. This is a system which is capable of changing the balance of power in the Aegean. The MESA radar is unique worldwide in that it can simultaneously execute a radar scan and electronically jam the opponent’s systems.

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