F-16 Fighter Jet 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Turkey's Military Electronic Industry developed a new identification
system for its F-16 fighter jets that will allow it to attack Israeli
targets, according to a Tuesday report by the Turkish Star Gazete.
The previous US system automatically classified all Israeli targets as
"friend" and disallowed any attacks on them. The new system will allow
Turkey to determine whether or not a target should be considered
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After two years of development, the system is ready for use and will be
installed on Turkish aircrafts, ships and submarines in the near future.
The report came a day after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Cairo,
amid expectations he will blast Israel at a meeting of the Arab League
foreign ministers on Tuesday as part of his efforts to be seen as the
head of the Muslim world.
has become a spoiled child... Not only does it practice state terrorism
against the Palestinians, but it also started to act irresponsibly,” he
was quoted as saying in a recent interview with the Egyptian daily Al-Shorouk.
“Israel does not want to admit its mistakes or
that the world around it has changed.”