Boeing Installs MESA Antenna on First Peace Eagle Aircraft

Boeing has installed a Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) antenna on the first of four 737-700s for Turkey's Peace Eagle airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) program.

The Northrop Grumman-built MESA antenna is the critical sensor aboard the aircraft. It is designed to provide optimal performance in range, tracking and accuracy. Additionally, the radar is able to track airborne and maritime targets simultaneously. The antenna is 35.5 ft. long, 11 ft. high and weighs more than three tons. Delivery of the four Peace Eagle AEW&C aircraft is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2008.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $30.5 billion business. It provides network-centric system solutions to its global military, government, and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense and Department of Homeland Security; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in sustainment solutions and launch services.
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