All Turkish Air Force articles

  • Turkish SOJ - Grant Turnbull
    News

    IDEF: Ankara powers up stand-off jammer programme

    2019-05-02T09:12:45Z

    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
    News

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

    2019-05-02T09:05:16Z

    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.

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

    2019-01-10T20:25:44Z

    ​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.

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

    2018-06-29T19:37:27Z

    ​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.

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

    2018-04-26T21:22:08Z

    ​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
    News

    PICTURES: Hurkus B trainer makes flight debut

    2018-01-30T12:08:46Z

    ​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
    News

    PARIS: Engine decision approaches for TF-X fighter

    2017-06-20T08:33:39Z

    ​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.

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    Turkey, UK advance TF-X fighter pact

    2017-02-02T10:50:05Z

    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

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

    2016-07-22T10:13:42Z

    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
    News

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

    2016-01-29T10:20:56Z

    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
    News

    Final Peace Eagle AEW&C delivered to Turkey

    2015-12-10T10:15:05Z

    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.

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    BAE chosen to assist with Turkey's TFX fighter project

    2015-12-03T10:55:32Z

    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
    News

    Russian Su-24 shooting heightens tension with Turkey

    2015-11-24T15:18:32Z

    ​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
    News

    Turkey gifts retired T-37 trainers to Pakistan

    2015-10-29T18:28:44Z

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

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    Syrian UAV activity alarms Israel

    2015-10-19T15:52:34Z

    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
    News

    PICTURE: TAI's Hurkus trainer gains winglets

    2015-05-14T12:56:26Z

    ​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
    News

    Airbus confirms four killed in A400M crash

    2015-05-09T18:32:00Z

    ​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
    News

    TAI completes Turkish F-16 upgrade

    2015-04-13T13:07:08Z

    ​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.

  • Turkish RF-4E - Turkish air force
    News

    Twin crash prompts Turkey to order RF-4E retirement

    2015-03-11T16:54:53Z

    ​After a latest crash in which four crew members were killed when a pair of McDonnell Douglas RF-4E/TMs, Turkey has decided to retire the type after a 35-year service life.

  • Anka TAI FS
    News

    Upgraded Anka carries out maiden flight

    2015-02-02T17:06:57Z

    ​Turkish Aerospace Industries has begun flight testing of the Block B variant of its Anka medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle, local news sources have reported.