Report: Turkish warplanes now able to fire at Israeli targets

From YNET News:

 

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

Aviel Magnezi

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

 

The new radar system – Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) – is a defensive command and control system developed by Erdogan says flotilla raid was ’cause for war’

The US system is comprised of lists of “friends” and “foes.” The system’s settings are designed to prevent pilot error as well, to an extent, disabling the ability to fire at “friendly” targets even by mistake. The US system identified

 

The new system, however, allows Turkey control the “friend or foe” list independently.  

Erdogan’s interview on al-Jazeera (MEMRI)

The Turkish IFF system is scheduled to be mounted on all Turkish fighter jets, military vessels and submarines in the near future.

Please click the link at the top for the rest of this potentially ground shaking (depending how close you live to Israel and Turkey) news story. Watch the MEMRI clip as well.

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5 Replies to “Report: Turkish warplanes now able to fire at Israeli targets”

  1. And the Turkish Prime Minister is meeting with the current Egyptian leader to “increase” cooperation and friendship between those two nations, this at the time they are both breaking diplomatic relations with Israel. Then this occurs, the fuse has been laid and lite now all we can do is wait for it to burn to the explosive.

  2. Remember he was given the planes when we were staring down the Soviets, yes he is an enemy now but he was an ally them, not allying with him would have let the Soviets take over Turkey and probably the entire middle east. I have never trusted Turkey but we needed them during the Cold War.

  3. Remember after the fall of the old Soviet Union one high Russian official said we were going to miss them? Looks like he may have been right.

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