All Turkish Air Force articles – Page 2

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Twin crash prompts Turkey to order RF-4E retirement


    ​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.

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    Upgraded Anka carries out maiden flight


    ​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.

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    Turkish air force receives second A400M


    The Turkish air force has taken delivery of its second of an eventual 10 A400M tactical transports from Airbus Defence & Space, with the aircraft having been transferred to Kayseri air base earlier this month.

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    Turkey receives penultimate AEW&C 737


    ​The Turkish air force has received its penultimate 737-based airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system aircraft from Boeing, following its conversion by in-country partner Turkish Aerospace Industries.

  • Hurkus

    FARNBOROUGH: TAI orders Martin-Baker seats for Hurkus B


    ​Martin-Baker is to supply the crew escape system for the Turkish air force’s Hurkus B turboprop trainers, under a deal signed on the opening day of the Farnborough air show.

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    Turkey confirms F-35 procurement plans


    ​After a 15-month delay, Turkey has approved a decision to order an initial two Lockheed Martin F-35s, launching the acquisition phase of its next-generation fighter project.

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    Turkey ends delay by accepting first A400M


    Turkey has at last accepted its first A400M tactical transport from Airbus Defence & Space, making it the second operator to receive the type after a delay of several months.

  • Turkish 737 AEWs - TAI

    Turkey ready to accept first delayed AEW aircraft


    The Turkish force is nearing the end of a seven-year wait to receive its first Boeing 737-based airborne early warning and control system aircraft.

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    Turkey approves Hurkus launch order


    The Turkish military has approved plans to buy a first batch of 15 Hurkus trainers from Turkish Aerospace Industries, with the decision announced following a meeting of the nation's SSM procurement body on 26 September.