Turki launching fighter jet Homegrown fly by 2029


Turkey’s tf-x national combat aircraft mm you a joint project by the Turkish aerospace industries tie and presidency of defense industries SSB is preparing for a maiden flight using a domestic engine in 2029 Work to develop the engine continues at full speed in cooperation with related institutions according to a smaller general manager of TR engine a new research and development R&D center for turboshaft engines He said some 80 engineers are working in the national fighter jets domestic engine project in cooperation with the Turkish Air Force’s command the engine tests are set to be completed by 2026 or 2027 the mm use maiden flight with a domestic engine will take place in 2029. He added The MMU is a fifth-generation jet with similar features to Lockheed Martin’s f-35 lightning to the Domestically built aircraft is being developed to replace the Turkish Air Force’s commands f-16 fighters Ahead of the gradual phasing out of the ladder throughout the 2030s Due to the gradual decommissioning of the f-16 combat aircraft over the next decade the significance of the tf-x project has grown not least as the US has also halted the delivery of f-35 fighter jets to Turkey as part of a coercive effort against Ankara a Mock-up of the national combat aircraft was first showcased at the Paris Air Show in June 2020 and later at the techno Festa Stanwell in September the project to develop domestic capabilities to manufacture national jet fighter engines was initially launched by Thai but was later taken on by TR engine a company established in 2017 by the SSB to incorporate various engine related projects under a single umbrella around 55% of the company is owned by Turkish defense contractor BMC while ty has a 35% stake Stick a subsidiary of the SSB also has a 10% share in TR engine in a statement to Anadolu agency in a Friday the general manager of the group hosts maunder said the firm had been negotiating with international engineering and design firms along with original equipment Manufacturers om given that design and production represented two separate operations. There is no point in Dursa Turkey has a well-developed institutional structure in the aviation and aerospace industry, and there would be no problem in terms of Human Resources There are a few people who have experience in critical technologies related sectors But we have the experience and links to attract more human resources from around he said he added the turkeys civil aviation sector has been contributing to the defense industry in several technological spheres including informatics software and artificial intelligence Here as opposed to the Past when the defense industry used to support the development of civil industries He underscored TR engines role in uniting industry personnel with academicians working in the field The center has also been encouraging University students to apply for work in the sector Ty chairman Tomoko Dell told AAA on Friday that the company had been carrying out projects on marketing and exports of recently developed domestic Products to this end Turkey has invited Malaysia to join a mutual production of the MMU and Turkey’s own training and light attack aircraft The jet we made them a proposal and they showed great interest kögel says Malaysian Prime Minister Mountaineer Mohammad had previously visited the Thai Center having they also held bilateral meetings during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Malaysia in December Turkey wants the tf-x project to be a multi partnered program like the one enjoyed by the f-35 fighter jet program Other countries especially in the Asia Pacific such as Malaysia are being considered potential partners in the project by Ankara According to sources Turkey has already discussed partnership possibilities with countries, but there is no done deal yet Noted that Malaysia has significant composite for using centers a recently established composite Valley being one of them But the country lacked homegrown products in the aviation sector Thai aims to provide cooperation to the Southeast Asian country in this regard to reach out to the Far East market, he said a Cooperation memorandum has already been signed between the company and Malaysian counterparts in the composite field. He added Thai has been in negotiations for the mutual production of other aircraft as well with the likes of Kazakhstan and Pakistan to work on domestically developed products like the cockpit general-purpose helicopter the MMU aircraft will have several new generation features including low visibility internal gun housing a manoeuvrability increased situational awareness and sensor fusion Meanwhile gaku which was designed to operate effectively in the most challenging climates and geographies altitudes and temperatures Completed its first certification flight in july 2019 the Certification flight tests of a second prototype of the gup-b helicopters produced by top are planned to be completed next in addition to structural systems to onyx design

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