Second Peace Eye AEW&C delivered to ROK
The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has taken delivery of its second Peace Eye 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft at ROKAF Base Gimhae, the main operating base for the Peace Eye fleet. According to Boeing the delivery was ahead of schedule.
The aircraft, Peace Eye No. 2, is the first aircraft in the fleet to be modified into an AEW&C configuration by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) at its facility in Sacheon. Two additional Peace Eye aircraft are being modified by KAI in Sacheon and will be delivered to the ROKAF in 2012.
According to Boeing, the Peace Eye programme for the ROKAF includes four 737 AEW&C aircraft plus ground support segments for mission crew training, mission support and system maintenance.
Based on the Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 commercial airplane, the 737 AEW&C aircraft is designed to provide airborne-battle-management capability with an advanced multirole electronically scanned radar and 10 state-of-the-art mission crew consoles that are able to track airborne and maritime targets simultaneously. The mission crew can direct offensive and defensive forces while maintaining continuous surveillance of the operational area.
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