All Turkish Air Force articles

  • F-16 ANG

    Nearly one-third of US Senators oppose selling F-16s to Turkey


    In a letter to President Joe Biden, 29 US Senators officially declared their opposition to selling NATO ally Turkey F-16 fighter jets, unless Ankara drops its opposition to Finland and Sweden entering the military alliance.

  • JPEG version of F-35 Turkey rollout

    USA working to resolve disputes with Turkey over F-35 programme removal


    The US Department of Defense sent a delegation to Ankara on 27 October to attempt to resolve fallout from Turkey’s ejection from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme.

  • Turkish SOJ - Grant Turnbull

    IDEF: Ankara powers up stand-off jammer programme


    Turkey is expected to receive two more green Bombardier Global 6000 long-range business jets later this year for conversion into stand-off jamming platforms as part of the country’s HAVA SOJ programme. These will follow an initial pair delivered to the nation in March 2019.

  • Aselsan F-16 AESA - Grant Turnbull

    IDEF: Aselsan pitches AESA radar at F-16 upgrade market


    Aselsan used the IDEF exhibition in Istanbul to showcase its latest airborne radar developments, including an active electronically scanned array (AESA) design that is being pitched for integration on the Turkish air force's fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16s.

  • News

    Turkey refuses to cancel S-400 order, risking F-35 delivery again


    ​Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country would consider buying Raytheon-made Patriot missiles from the US government, but would not cancel its order of S-400 anti-aircraft missiles from Russia as a condition of the deal.

  • News

    Trump guarantees F-35 deliveries to Ankara, says Turkish minister


    ​Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a TV interview that US President Donald Trump personally promised to ensure the delivery of the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II to his country.

  • News

    US senators introduce bill to block F-35 delivery to Turkey


    ​A bi-partisan group of US senators introduced a bill to prevent the transfer of the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II to Turkey.

  • Hurkus B debut - TAI

    PICTURES: Hurkus B trainer makes flight debut


    ​Turkish Aerospace Industries has performed the first flight of its Hurkus B basic trainer, and says the new type is on track to achieve service entry as planned later this year.

  • TF-X - TAI

    PARIS: Engine decision approaches for TF-X fighter


    ​Ankara is close to defining the engine plans for its TF-X future fighter, as Turkish Aerospace Industries and BAE Systems cement their partnership on the project.

  • News

    Turkey, UK advance TF-X fighter pact


    BAE Systems and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) have advanced their collaboration on Ankara’s fifth-generation TF-X fighter project. Signed by the prime ministers of Turkey and the UK, the new heads of agreement pact is expected to lead to a contract worth more than £100 million ($127 million), BAE says.

  • F-35A - Lockheed Martin

    OPINION: Could instability threaten Turkey's F-35 ambitions?


    Turkey’s first Lockheed Martin F-35A is scheduled to be delivered in 2018. So, in roughly a year to 18 months, normal protocol dictates staging a roll-out ceremony inside its assembly hall in Fort Worth, Texas, where US government dignitaries will lavish praise on one of the programme’s earliest supporters and ...

  • Turkish F-16 - Turkish Aerospace Industries

    Turkish F-16s to receive new self-protection pods


    Turkey’s Lockheed Martin F-16C/D fleet will receive a bolstered electronic warfare capability, after Harris was awarded a contract to provide more defensive aids suites for the air force.

  • Turkish Peace Eagle AEW&C - Boeing

    Final Peace Eagle AEW&C delivered to Turkey


    Boeing has delivered the fourth 737-700-derived Peace Eagle airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system aircraft to the Turkish air force at Konya air base, completing Ankara’s acquisition of the type 13 years after it was ordered.

  • News

    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.

  • Su-34 - Xinhua News Agency Rex Shutterstock

    Russian Su-24 shooting heightens tension with Turkey


    ​The US government is trying to prevent further encounters between the Russian and Turkish air forces over the border zone between Turkey and Syria.

  • T-37 pair - Turkish air force

    Turkey gifts retired T-37 trainers to Pakistan


    Turkey is to donate 34 Cessna T-37 Tweet jet trainers/light attack aircraft to Pakistan in an agreement signed on 28 October.

  • News

    Syrian UAV activity alarms Israel


    Israeli sources have described the current activity over Syria as being a "traffic jam" of unmanned air vehicles, with the number of types involved having increased since the Russian military became actively involved in the conflict.

  • Hurkus winglets - Tolga Ozbek

    PICTURE: TAI's Hurkus trainer gains winglets


    ​Turkish Aerospace Industries has begun work an a winglet design for its Hurkus single-engined trainer, and has installed the modification on both of its current test examples.

  • A400M FIA 14

    Airbus confirms four killed in A400M crash


    ​Airbus Defence & Space says four of its flight-test personnel were killed and another two seriously injured when an A400M tactical transport crashed in Spain on 9 May.

  • Turkish F-16 - Turkish Aerospace Industries

    TAI completes Turkish F-16 upgrade


    ​The Turkish air force has received the last of 163 Lockheed Martin F-16C/Ds to have been upgraded with new avionics equipment and an expanded weapons capability.