Boeing Delivers 2nd Peace Eye AEW&C Aircraft to Republic of Korea Air Force

ROKAF BASE GIMHAE, South Korea, Dec. 13, 2011 — The Boe­ing Com­pa­ny [NYSE: BA] today deliv­ered the sec­ond Peace Eye 737 Air­borne Ear­ly Warn­ing and Con­trol (AEW&C) air­craft to the Repub­lic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF).

Kore­an 737 AEW&C
Source: Boeing

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 exper­tise were 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 for mis­sion 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.

A unit of The Boe­ing Com­pa­ny, Boe­ing Defense, Space & Secu­ri­ty is one of the world’s largest defense, space and secu­ri­ty busi­ness­es spe­cial­iz­ing in inno­v­a­tive and capa­bil­i­ties-dri­ven cus­tomer solu­tions, and the world’s largest and most ver­sa­tile man­u­fac­tur­er of mil­i­tary air­craft. Head­quar­tered in St. Louis, Boe­ing Defense, Space & Secu­ri­ty is a $32 bil­lion busi­ness with 63,000 employ­ees world­wide. Fol­low us on Twit­ter: @BoeingDefense.

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