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AWACS to Turkey

According to the Associated Press, NATO is to deploy an unidentified number of E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft to Turkey as part of a series of reassurance measures recently agreed by the alliance.

Boeing has provided Australia, France, Japan, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Kingdom with AWACS
Boeing has provided Australia, France, Japan, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Kingdom with AWACS

The move comes after tensions between Turkey and Russia flared up over the downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber by Turkish F-16s along the Turkish-Syrian border on 24 November.

German Defence Ministry spokesman Boris Nannt stressed on 28 December that the deployment of AWACS aircraft from the NATO Air Base in Geilenkirchen, western Germany, to Turkey will be a «purely defensive measure» and said military planning for the deployment is currently under way.

 

Technical Specifications

Airframe Span 145 feet, 9 inch/44.43 m
Airframe Length 152 feet, 11 inch/46.62 m
Radome Height 41 feet, 9 inch/12.5 m
Radome Thickness 6 feet/1.8 m
Radome Diameter 30 feet/9.1 m
Speed 500 mph/800 km/h
Endurance More than 11 hrs. unrefueled
Range More than 5,000 NM/5,748 miles/9,250 km
Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) 335,000 lbs/151,955 kg
E-767 AWACS use combat-proven mission systems to provide powerful airborne surveillance, communications and battle management
E-767 AWACS use combat-proven mission systems to provide powerful airborne surveillance, communications and battle management