Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) has issued a request for proposals to acquire two turbofan-powered command and control aircraft for the Turkish air force. They should have a maximum take-off weight of 81,600kg (180,000lb), a service ceiling of at least 40,000ft (12,200m) and a range of at least 3,240km (6,000nm), it says.

The SSM is also seeking bids in a contest to acquire 46 basic trainers to replace the army's T-41 fleet. The single-engined aircraft should have a four-seat cabin configuration, be capable of operating above 12,000ft at maximum take-off weight and have an endurance of at least 4h.

Responses for both projects are due by 15 June.

Source: Flight International