South Korea's Air Force (ROKAF) plans to acquire two more Peace Eye airborne early warning and control aircraft down the road to boost its operational capabilities, a government source said Sunday. The move will increase the number of E-737s to six and give the ROKAF better situational awareness, greater ability to gather signal intelligence and better control over its aerial assets. The presence of the planes can act as a deterrence against the North which does not have similar platforms.
|A ROKAF E-737 Peace Eye AEW&C aircraft|
(Credit: Boeing Defense)