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First ROKAF Peace Eye Boeing 737 AEW&C Delivered

A formal delivery certemony was held at Gimhae Air Base on September 21 to hand-over the first of four Boeing 737 AEW&C aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force.

Dave Allport - 21-Sep-2011


The first ROKAF Peace Eye Boeing 737 AEW&C, which was formally handed-over at Gimhae Air Base, South Korea, on September 21. Boeing

A FORMAL hand-over ceremony was held at Gimhae Air Base, South Korea, on September 21 for the first Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) Boeing 737-7ES Peace Eye airborne early warning and control aircraft, 64-700 (c/n 34700, ex N735JS). After completing factory tests, the aircraft had been flown to Gimhae on August 1 to undertake ROKAF acceptance flights prior to the official delivery.
The ceremony was attended by officials from the ROKAF, Korean Defence Acquisition Programme Administration, South Korean and US governments, industry partners and Boeing. Gimhae will be the main operating base for the ROKAF Peace Eye fleet, which will comprise four aircraft. The remaining three are being modified by Korean Aerospace Industries at its facility in Sacheon and will be delivered to the ROKAF in 2012.

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