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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