The First Maritime Surveillance Aircraft was Delivered to Turkish Coast Guard

Issue 41 - March 2013

The first of three maritime surveillance aircraft under the Meltem II programme was delivered to Turkish Coast Guard at TAI facilities. This aircraft will be operated by the Turkish Coast Guard from Izmir Air Base.

The Minister of Internal Affairs İdris Naim Şahin, Undersecretary for Defence Industries Murad Bayar, Coast Guard Commander Rear Admiral Hasan Uşaklıoğlu, French Ambassador to Ankara Laurent Bili, Thales Senior Vice President Pierre Eric Pommellet, officials from Undersecretary for Defence Industries, TAI, Havelsan and MilSOFT and many other distinguished guests attended the ceremony held at TAI facilities.