Turkish E-7T AWACS patrolling over central Mediterranean Sea

Turkish Air Force Boeing E-7T (13-0001) Peace Eagle of 131st Filo, departed from Konya AB, is making a surveillance mission between Malta and Libya.

The E-7T battle management capabilities allow mission crew to direct offensive and defensive forces while maintaining continuous surveillance of the operational area.

The aircraft is arrived in the area around 11:10 CEST and the mission is still in progress. The last time that the aircraft made the same mission in the same area was two days ago.

Previously, Turkey used NATO-compatible Boeing Peace Eagle AEW&C which Turkey has received in 2015 to shoot down two Russian-made Su-24 fighter jets of the Syrian Air Force reports Turkish media hurriyet daily news.

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The aircraft uses the Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) radar. The L band (1 to 2 GHz) electronically scanned AEW and surveillance radar is located on a dorsal fin on top of the fuselage, dubbed the “top hat”, and is designed for minimal aerodynamic effect. The Peace Eagle can track targets over 600km (Look-up mode).

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