Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Turkey accepts first Aselsan-modified F-4E Phantom

The Turkish air force has received its first of 16 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantoms to be upgraded under a $24 million deal with local supplier Aselsan.Dubbed Simsek (Lightning), the project will equip the strike aircraft with new avionics, navigation and secure digital communications equipment, plus replacement flight software and improved mission planning equipment. Related structural renovation work is being conducted by the air force's 1st air supply and maintenance centre in Eskisehir.......................Flightglobal


Hah! Iran's F-4E's have sharksmouths applied, too.

why turkey is going for upgrades of f-4 when it has plenty of f-16 ?

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