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Turkiye and Pakistan Cooperate on EW Aircraft

Turkiye and Pakistan Cooperate on EW Aircraft

Quwa reported that the Pakistani Air Force will convert a Bombardier Global 6000 jet aircraft into a stand-off jammer with the Turkish TUSAŞ. The aircraft type to be used is no different than what is used for Turkiye’s airborne stand-off jammer, HAVA SOJ. Bombardier Global 6000 is a twin-engined multi-purpose aircraft used in both civilian and military areas. While it is usually utilised as a passenger aircraft for civilian use, it has recently been used as the platform for maritime patrol aircraft, airborne early warning/control, and electronic warfare aircraft with respective payloads. TUSAŞ’s HAVA SOJ is one of the examples of a stand-off jammer aircraft. HAVA SOJ comprises various electronic support and attack systems integrated into the platform. The aircraft is projected to support military operations by detecting/jamming radars and communication systems. An airborne electronic warfare asset can perform SIGINT/ELINT in peace times while additionally supporting combat aircraft against surface or airborne threats in the event of a conflict. Turkiye is also working on the UAV SOJ programme to develop electronic warfare variants of AKINCI and AKSUNGUR UCAVs. Differences in UAV SOJ variants, which will be specialised for specific tasks, will include integrated and/or pylon-mounted electronic warfare systems. The lower costs of UAVs and the risk of personnel loss not being on the table, as well as each variant specialising in one aspect, make UAV SOJ a supporting asset alongside HAVA SOJ.

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