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Turkey receives first two Bombardier aircraft to be fitted with airborne stand-off jammers

20 March 2019
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Turkey has received its first two Bombardier Global 6000s to be fitted with stand-off jammers, the SSB announced on 15 March. Source: SSB

Two Bombardier Global 6000 business jets have arrived in Turkey to be fitted with airborne stand-off jammers (Air SOJ) developed by Aselsan.

The Air SOJ, also known as the Remote Electronic Support/Electronic Attack Ability in Air Platform Project, was launched by the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) to develop electronic warfare special mission aircraft.

Ismail Demir, head of the SSB, stated on 15 March that the Air SOJ is intended to be more advanced than systems operational in various countries.

The system will be designed to detect, identify, jam, and spoof enemy communication systems and radars so that they cannot be used against friendly platforms.

Under an agreement signed in August 2018, the SSB tasked Aselsan to develop and deliver four Air SOJ systems to the Turkish Air Force Command (TAFC) between 2023 and 2027.

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