South Korea receives third 737 Peace Eye aircraft

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South Korea has received its third Boeing 737-based Peace Eye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft.

The aircraft was delivered to the South Korean air force base at Gimhae, where the type will be stationed, Boeing said in a statement.

This is the second aircraft to be modified by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) at its Sacheon facility - the first was modified by Boeing.

The last aircraft is being modified by KAI, with delivery scheduled for the end of 2012.


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The type is also operated by Australia, which has five aircraft. Turkey will receive its first example this year.

The Peace Eye is based on the 737-700 airliner.

"The mission crew can direct offensive and defensive forces while maintaining continuous surveillance of the operational area," said Boeing.