Tuesday, December 13, 2011

DTN News - KOREAN DEFENSE NEWS: Boeing Delivers 2nd Peace Eye AEW&C Aircraft To Republic Of Korea Air Force

Defense News: DTN News - KOREAN DEFENSE NEWS: Boeing Delivers 2nd Peace Eye AEW&C Aircraft To Republic Of Korea Air Force
Peace Eye No. 2 is 1st to be modified by Korea Aerospace Industries
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada / ROKAF BASE GIMHAE, South Korea,
- December 13, 2011: The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today delivered the second Peace Eye737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force(ROKAF).

The aircraft was delivered ahead of schedule to ROKAF Base Gimhae, the main operating base for the Peace Eye fleet. 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.

"The quality of KAI's work has been outstanding. Their commitment to excellence, their focus and their technical expertisewere critical to the achievement of this major milestone," said Randy Price, Peace Eye program manager for Boeing.

Two additional Peace Eye aircraft are being modified by KAI in Sacheon and will be delivered to the ROKAF in 2012.

The Peace Eye program includes four 737 AEW&C aircraft plus ground support segments formission crew training, mission support and system maintenance. 737-based AEW&C aircraft also are in production for the governments of Australia and Turkey.

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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Chang Koh
Boeing Korea Communications
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