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During the second Gulf Conflict, NATO deployed NATO AWACS radar aircraft and air defence batteries to enhance the defence of Turkey in an operation called Display Deterrence. This operation started on 20 February 2003 and lasted until 16 April 2003. The AWACS aircraft flew 100 missions with a total of 950 flying hours.

Durata Missione:

26/02/03 – 3/05/03




Deterrence, Defence

Base legale:

Article 4 of the Washington Treaty

Paesi partecipanti:

Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Turkey and the United States.

Forze impiegate:

AWACS (Airborne Warning And Control System). PATRIOT missiles