Skip to comments.Report: Turkish warplanes now able to fire at Israeli targets
Posted on 09/13/2011 3:57:39 AM PDT by sumocide
Ankara's Star Gazete says country's new F-16 radar system modified to recategorize Israeli targets as hostile. Order said to come directly from PM Erdogan's office; naval, submarine radar systems to be changed next
Turkey has developed a new radar system for its US-made F-16 fighter jets that will allow them to fire at Israeli targets, Ankara's Star Gazete reported on Tuesday. The orders to modify the system reportedly came directly from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office.
The new radar system Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) is a defensive command and control system developed by Turkey's Military Electronics Industry (ASELSAN) for the nation's air force and navy. It is slated to replace a similar US version which is in use today.
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I dunno, we hired ASELSAN to build some trailers in an economic offset deal and they can’t drill holes in the right place. Do not mistake ASELSAN for Boeing.
I think the PPPK just found a new source for weapons.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Ask other islamic air forces how they have done against the Israelis in the air.
I wonder if Turkey’s strategy is to maneuver Israel into a war with NATO.
Unfortunately for the Turkish pilots, Israeli planes can also fire back, and are quite good at it.
The Turks seemed determined to start a war with the Israelis. Too bad for Turkey!
Can any AF people comment on this. My understanding was that IFF was programmable in case your alliances changed, and in no way stops you from firing.
“This just cries out for a virus”
As in “Return to sender”?
The Turk has just regressed to his Islamic roots.
They refused to recognise the Armenian Genocide.
What do you expect??
A Muslim is a Muslim is a Muslim. No difference.
Correct. This is not a big deal.
What they are worried about is a back door that will let Israel or the USA turn their engines off.
Which may or may not exist.
All you people saying that the Israelis would cominate the Turks, you have to remember once a skirmish happens the Egyptians and Palis and Hamas will jump in as well.
Anyone have a link about the Jewish subs that are prepared for such a doomsday scenario?
My English is lacking; can you re-phrase.
In particual, help me with “cominate.” I can’t find the word defined.
Most of the region has found that when you shoot at the Israelis, it just pisses them off.
Similar to picking a bar fight with an
experienced a$$-kicker. It will hurt the next
day and a long time after.
That’s precisely why I believe Israel should take out Hamas in Ghaza now. If they do it right, it’ll take a few hours, before any of the NGOs can even get in with TV cameras, and cause minimum to zero collateral damage.
The Palis have been pretty quiet these days. Here’s a good article on why: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/10605#.Tm-IXqia-7U
That leaves Hizbollah and Egypt. I’ll take those odds, but take out Hamas in Ghaza first.
Ankara's Star Gazete says country's new F-16 radar system modified to recategorize Israeli targets as hostile. Order said to come directly from PM Erdogan's office; naval, submarine radar systems to be changed next...This is an obvious step toward war. But don't worry -- Zero, Hitlery, and the worthies of the EU will condemn this Turkish provocation.