Tactical Derivative Aircraft

Tactical Derivative Aircraft supports commercial-to-military conversion projects for countries acquiring Boeing Airborne Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) products. Key projects include:

Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) In-Service Support
The Boeing 737 AEW&C is a state-of-the-art system providing powerful airborne surveillance, communications and battle management. BDA is responsible for in-service support, through-life support, and conversion of Boeing 737-700s into Wedgetail AEW&C configuration. Six Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft are being modified to accommodate sophisticated mission systems and radars that will greatly increase the nations surveillance, air combat, naval, and civil capabilities. The Wedgetail AEW&C modification program is the largest commercial-to-military aircraft modification ever undertaken in Australia.

Korea's Peace Eye In-Service Support
The E-737 program will see the delivery of four Peace Eye 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF).  The 737 AEW&C aircraft is designed to provide airborne battle-management capability with the ability to track airborne and maritime targets simultaneously. The program will include aircraft plus ground support segments for mission crew training, mission support and system maintenance.  BDA is supporting the acquisition and initial support phases of E-737 including the initial training of the Republic of Korea Air Force and the training of personnel from Korean industry to assume responsibility for in-service product support activities. 737 AEW&C aircraft also are in production for the governments of Australia and Turkey.

Peace Eagle AEW&C In-Service Support
BDA is providing product support deliverables during the acquisition and initial support phases of the Peace Eagle program for the Turkish Air Force. The 737 AEW&C aircraft is designed to provide airborne battle-management capability with the ability to track airborne and maritime targets simultaneously. BDA played a key role in the initial training of the Turkish Air Force, and the training of personnel from Turkish Industry to assume responsibility for in-service product support activities. BDA also assisted in the design and construction of the ground support centre facility in Ankara Turkey, where the Peace Eagle's ground support segments are installed. 737 AEW&C aircraft also are in production for the Royal Australian Air Force and the Republic of Korea Air Force.