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Turkish fighter concept breaks cover

We’ve seen some exciting news from the IDEF show in Istanbul this week, where Turkish Aerospace Industries has revealed imagery showing three potential designs for the nation’s TFX future fighter. Two are single-engined concepts – with and without canards, while the best-looking (to my mind, at least) is the twin-engined beast pictured below. Keen-eyed DEW […]

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#DXB11: Turkey starts next generation fighter

Turkey wants to build a next generation fighter, too.The Ministry of Defense awarded a contract to Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in August to complete an 18-month feasibility study on producing a new fighter and trainer called TFX after 2023.In the crush of Dubai Air Show events, we managed to arrange a roughly 5-minute long interview […]

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F-35 vs 787, part 4: The Finale

BF-2 rolledoff the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter assembly line in Fort Worth last Saturday. Completing thefourth prototype came about one week late, but, Lockheed Martin says, stillwell “within the noise” of the overall production schedule. More significantly,Lockheed is still pumping out one aircraft per month, a rate that must besustained through the end of 2009 […]

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