F-16 Fighting Falcon News

Turkish AF wants more Popeyes

December 7, 1997 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Turkey has decided to increase its Popeye precision-guided, long-range missile order from Israel from 100 to 200. The missiles can becarried by both Turkish F-16s and upgradedF-4s.

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Turkey and Israel have also agreed on jointly producing The Popeye II missile. MIKES will produce data links for the missiles, while Rokets an will produce the ignition system and components. On the Israeli side, Rafael will provide the transfer technology.