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Turkish planes were technologically unable to engage Israeli planes as hostiles

Incredible… this was part of the weapons deal presumably for decades…. but still so interesting how the control went to these depths:

“Turkey has developed a new identification system for its U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets, which will now allow them to fire at Israeli targets, the Iranian state-run news agency Press TV quoted a Turkish newspaper as reporting on Tuesday.

According to the report, the new technology will allow Turkey to identify its enemies itself, as opposed to the old U.S. system which automatically identified all Israeli targets as a “friend,” preventing Turkish fighter jets from firing at them, even if Turkish pilots were ordered to do so.

The new Identification Friend or Foe will be put into place on all Turkish fighter jets and military vessels…”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

September 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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