TFX - Indigenous Turkish Fighter Jet Program

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    Talks are ongoing between Turkey, BAE Systems, and Airbus on who will be part of the TFX Jet Fighter Program. By February 2016 a decision will be made on which company will help in the project, either BAE or Airbus. After the partner is selected the design phase for the project will begin. The 4 year design phase to be undertaken by TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries) will result in 3 potential designs from which 1 will be selected. The first prototype is expected to roll out of the factory in 2023 to mark the centennial of the Turkish Republic. Test Flights and qualifications are expected to be completed by 2030 when the TFX is planned to enter into service.

    It is not clear if the jet will be of twin engine configuration or single engine configuration.

    http://kokpit.aero/tfx-projesinde-on-tasarimda-yabanci-sirket

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    The project includes the development of a jet trainer too.\_0_/

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    BAE chosen to assist with Turkey's TFX fighter project

    Turkey’s Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM) has chosen BAE Systems to assist with the design of the nation’s next-generation fighter.

    Ankara launched its TFX project in 2011, with a trio of concepts designed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in conjunction with Gripen manufacturer Saab. These comprise single- and twin-engined models, which served as the basis for studies by the SSM.

    Following the selection of BAE, Ankara is expected to choose one of the concepts within the next few weeks, and sign an agreement with its development partner by February 2016. It has named Airbus Defence & Space as its second choice, and for now will continue talks with both parties.

    If confirmed as partner, BAE will join the Turkish team for four years, and following this development phase, Ankara plans to roll out its TFX aircraft in 2023. The type is expected to enter service with the nation’s air force in 2030.

    In addition to BAE and Airbus, the SSM had invited Alenia Aermacchi, Saab and China’s CATIC to submit interest as potential partners on the development activity.
    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bae-to-assist-with-turkeys-tfx-fighter-project-419695/
     
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    Rolls-Royce Offers Engine for TFX

    ANKARA, Turkey — Rolls-Royce is offering its EJ200 engine to power the first Turkish-made fighter jet, Turkish officials said.

    Procurement sources said the Ankara government and Rolls Royce may be coming near to a deal depending on what the company's solution will entail in terms of production, know-how and export licenses.

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/de...engine-for-turkish-made-fighter-jet/76890154/



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    Turkey Eyes Indigenous Jet Contract by Mid-2016


    ANKARA — Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), maker of what will eventually become Turkey’s first indigenous fighter jet, hopes to pen a design contract for the aircraft in the first half of 2016.

    The company is in talks with the procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), over the design phase of the program, dubbed TF-X.

    TAI recently narrowed design options to three models, one of which will be chosen by the end-user, the Turkish Air Force.

    The short-listed design options feature both single-engine and twin-engine models, according to Muharrem Dortkasli, TAI’s general manager.

    “The choice over the engine will be key to finalize the decision on the design concept,” Dortkasli said. “All of the chosen three model options are good enough to meet the operational requirements of the end user.”

    He said that TAI’s work aims to benefit from the capabilities of the local industry “at full.”

    “Subsystems will be as ‘national’ as possible,” Dortkasli said.

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/de...es-indigenous-jet-contract-mid-2016/79052006/

     
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    National Fighter Jet Program Management Office

    "Independence is in the skies" Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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    Milli Muharip Uçak Program Yönetim Ofisi Açıldı

    17 Şubat 2016

    Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı'nca yürütülen ve ileride F-16 yerine Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı'nın ana muharip unsuru olacak uçağın geliştirilmesinin hedeflendiği Milli Muharip Uçak (MMU) Projesi'ninde; çalışmaların yürütüleceği, ODTÜ Teknokent, TUSAŞ-Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayii A.Ş. Mühendislik Binası'nda yer alan MMU Program Yönetim Ofisi'nin açılışı, Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanı Hv.Org. Abidin Ünal, ODTÜ Rektörü Prof.Dr. Ahmet Acar, Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarı Prof.Dr. İsmail Demir ve TSKGV Genel Müdürü Orhan Akbaş'ın katılımları ile 17 Şubat 2016 tarihinde gerçekleşti.

    Nisan 2015 tarihinde alınan SSİK kararı doğrultusunda, Milli Muharip Uçak Geliştirilmesi Projesi Ön Tasarım aşaması için ana yüklenici olarak TUSAŞ tayin edilmiştir.

    Bu çerçevede ''Yabancı İşbirliği Firmasının (YİF) Seçimi'' başta olmak üzere ön tasarımı kapsayan birinci aşama faaliyetleri ile ilgili çalışmalar başlatılmıştır.

    MMU Geliştirilmesi Projesinin Ön Tasarım Aşaması için sözleşme görüşmeleri devam etmektedir.

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    Does Dassault ever do ToT? Do they work with other countries in fighter jet design?
     
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    Interesting question. AFAIK,No. (As of now)
    The Rafale deal with India might include ToT. But seriously speaking,i'm not really keen on ToTs. I'll post what I posted to the Indians in another forum...

     
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    Now things are starting to look more serious. All they have to do is pick an engine from a reliable supplier that will be a long term Turkish friend.

    BAE was a good choice for TF-X assistance. They have a lot of experience with fighter jets and trainers. Britain is also a stable ally for Turkey.

    http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/contractor.asp?thisCompany=BAe

    Alenia would have been good a choice too.
     
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