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  • Bayar
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    Turkish Aerospace Industry- Updates

    TEI TS1400 Engine Core

    TUSAS Engine Industries has successfully tested the first of its TS1400 Engine cores in 2018. The initial turbo-shaft engine version of the TS1400 is intended to replace the LHTEC CTS800-4A turboshaft engines used in the TAI T-129 Attack Helicopter thereby paving the way for ITAR free exports.

    A Turbo-prop version of the TS1400 core will also power the Bayrakter AKINCI HALE UCAV.

    A Turbo-fan version is also intended to power the HurJet trainer.

    60% of the engine is produced using 3D printing and Selective laser sintering technology developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries.

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM22Xgu7HoE[/youtube]



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    TAI 625 Multi-role Helicopter

    Turkish Aerospace Industries rolled out its first T-625 twin-engine 6 ton multi-role helicopter on August 2018. The helicopter is designed according to the aviation standards set by the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) and Turkish General Directorate of Civil Aviation (SHGM). It is intended for missions such as search-and-rescue, troop/cargo transportation, utility, VIP, transshipment, and medical evacuation. EASA Certification is intended to be complete within 3 years.

    The T-625 features a next-generation IPAD like cockpit.

    https://www.airforce-technology.com/...le-helicopter/
    https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...625-helicopter
    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...copter-451712/

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUTdQwuCvKU[/youtube]


    The Baykar AKINCI HALE UCAV

    https://www.dailysabah.com/defense/2...oning-due-2020

    The Akinci uses 2 indigenous turbo-prop engines and fields an AESA radar. It is intended to be used as a fighter escort (at stand-off ranges)- intended to augment weapons payload and also be used for SEAD, Asymetric warfare, SIGNINT/IMGINT/EW missions.

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    KALE KTJ 3200 Turbo-Jet Engines for SOM Stand-off Cruise Missile Family

    Kale begins production of the KTJ 3200 Turbo-Jet Engines for Roketsan's indigenous family of cruise missiles. The SOM Family of Stand-off cruise missiles including the SOM-J being developed together with Lockheed Martin will use the KTJ 3200 engines.

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbKYLAU93jo[/youtube]

    TAI ANKA gets indigenous SATCOM Capability and can now operate at Beyond Visual Range within range of Turkey's TurkSat Satellite network.

    CTech of Turkey supplies the SATCOM.

    https://www.janes.com/article/75160/turkey-to-start-testing-satcom-control-of-anka-s-uav


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  • Bayar
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    Despite moves by US Congress to ban the delivery of Turkey's F-35's to Turkey, Turkish Air Force pilots are still continuing to fly with the aircraft in the US as part of training agreements between the Pentagon and Turkey.

    Vice Admiral Mat Winter, the F-35's program executive officer has also stated that another 2 aircraft will be delivered to the Turkish Air Force in March 2019: https://www.dailysabah.com/defense/2...-official-says

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kurO9JJjduI

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    • Bayar
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      #3
      Turkey signs for more Anka UAVs


      • 15 OCTOBER, 2018
      • SOURCE: FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM
      • BY: TOLGA OZBEK, ISTANBUL

      Turkish Aerospace has secured a new, 22-unit order for its Anka medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle from the nation's armed forces.

      Ankara's SSB presidency of defence industries says deliveries are planned for 2019. The order includes 16 Anka-S platforms with satellite communications and the remainder in the company's Anka-B version of the armed UAV. All will be equipped with Aselsans CATS HD electro-optical/infrared sensor.

      Turkey's armed forces currently operate eight Anka-S vehicles, with another two to be received before year-end under a previous order.

      Meanwhile, Turkish Aerospace on 1 October delivered its first Hurkus-B single-engined trainer for operational testing with the Turkish air force. The company is under contract to supply 15 of the turboprop-powered type next year.
      Turkey acquires more MALE UAV systems.

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      • Bayar
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        TF-X Update


        In a surprise move Turkish Aerospace Industries has just announced that the first batch of TF-X will use a licence produced derivative of the GE F110-GE-132 engine until TRMotor's next generation engine is ready for full volume production.

        TAI noted that it has licence produced various models of the GE F110 since the 1980's as part of its F-16 program and that it has a lot of experience with this engine platform.

        The TF-X will use 2 x 32,500 LB engines.

        http://www.c4defence.com/Gundem/mmu-...-motoru/7271/1
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        • Bayar
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          #5
          Turkey Says Installation of Russian S-400 Systems to Begin October 2019

          Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said the country will begin the installation of Russian-made S-400 antiaircraft missile systems in October 2019, state media reported.
          By Tasos Kokkinidis, Oct 25, 2018

          The Anadolu news agency quoted Akar as saying on October 25 that selected personnel will be sent to Russia to receive training from the beginning of 2019.

          Russia's state arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, had already announced in August that it will begin delivering its advanced S-400 air-defense systems to Turkey in 2019.

          The United States and other NATO member states have voiced concern over Turkey's purchase of the S-400 missiles.

          The United States has warned NATO-member Turkey that going through with the purchase could result in Washington imposing sanctions and halting other existing procurements.

          Ankara has pressed on with the deal, saying its Western allies had failed to cooperate in its efforts to boost its defense capabilities and that Ankara has had to look outside of the military alliance to meet its needs.

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          • Bayar
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            #6
            Turkish Aerospace releases details of program timeline for TF-X.

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            • EagleSpirit
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              #7
              Actually seems quite reasonable. No crazy ideas of having a prototype ready for 2023/100th anniversary of the founding of Turkey (Hurjet should be ready in time, however). But I still have some concerns about cost, especially when the performance goals are so high, and there will also be an engine developed for the early 2030s, how will Turkey/TAI fund all this?

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              • Siddar
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                #8
                On the contrary the time line indicates a prototype will fly sometime around 2023-2025 time period.

                The plans at the end to have full operational capability before serial production begins is laudable but no one has developed a military aircraft like that in over fifty years.
                Last edited by Siddar; 12th November 2018, 07:40.

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                • Bayar
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                  #9
                  EagleSpirit With regards to funding this is really a non-issue at the moment. Turkish Aerospace has Qatar as a silent financial partner (via BMC) in the TF-X program.
                  Additionally, Turkey today has a GDP (Nominal) of $950 billion/ GDP (PPP) of $2.32 Trillion; is a G20 member and happens to be the worlds 13th largest economy. By comparison Turkey dwarfs Sweden's economy who produces the Saab Gripen.

                  Siddar Turkish Aerospace says that it has full confidence in the project management capabilities of BAE Systems. The timeline has been developed in close consultation with BAE Systems.

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                  • Bayar
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                    #10
                    Baykar announces that the first of its AKINCI HALE UAV will make its maiden flight in early 2019.

                    The 5 ton aircraft uses 2 Turbo-prop engines developed and produced by Tusas Engine Industries (TEI) and an ASELSAN AESA Radar.

                    Wing attachment has been completed. Engine and Payload fitting has begun.

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                    Turkish Aerospace Industries also signals that it will soon begin production of its Jet Powered Un-manned Combat Aircraft (named MIUS) prototype.

                    The MIUS follows on from the ANKA-A, ANKA-B, ANKA-S, ANKA-I and Twin-engined ANKA Advanced.

                    The MIUS will share the same engine as the TAI HURJET Trainer.

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                    Turkish Aerospace expands its product/program catalog

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                    • TomcatViP
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                      #11
                      interesting shapes. Do we have some more images of the MIUS?

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                      • Bayar
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                        #12
                        TomcatViP Unfortunately not...the MIUS prototype will most likely just appear out of nowhere (like has happened with the Baykar Akinci)- most probably at IDEF 2019.

                        TUSAS Engine Industries did however announce that it will have a surprise turbofan engine ready for the HurJet- so it is likely that TAI is awaiting the engine prototypes for the MIUS.

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                        • bring_it_on
                          2005-year of the RAPTOR!!

                          #13
                          Has the "seamless composite airframe" SNC/TAI Freedom jet actually flown yet? I think some folks were pushing it for T-X citing high maturity a year or so ago.
                          Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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                          • Bayar
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                            #14
                            bring_it_on that program has evolved into the TAI HurJet Lead in trainer/Light Attack aircraft program. The Turkish Airforce was not happy with the proposal and the Government also opted for an indigenous engine.

                            The HurJet will not fly until 2022 with serial production in 2025:https://www.dailysabah.com/defense/2...livery-in-2025

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                            • bring_it_on
                              2005-year of the RAPTOR!!

                              #15
                              So has it flown?
                              Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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                              • Bayar
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                                #16
                                How do you expect it to fly when there is no propulsion system?

                                Due to the Pastor Brunson incident and the subsequent US embargo on Turkey, TAI abandoned plans to use a US engine in the HurJet as originally planned. Turkish Aerospace can only compete in markets which the US does not export to or is unwilling to export to. The US would never give export approval for the TAI HurJet should it use a US made engine. Pakistan's T-129 acquisition is already delayed due to US refusal to grant export approval for the LHETEC engine in the T-129. Now Pakistan has to wait 3 years until the TUSAS Engine Industries TS-1400 Turboshaft engine is certified by EASA.

                                So Turkey has opted for an indigenous engine which will take afew more years time.

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                                • bring_it_on
                                  2005-year of the RAPTOR!!

                                  #17
                                  I wasn't talking about the Hur Jet but the freedom trainer which was largely believed to be a mockup with some insisting that it wasn't a mockup but an actual flyable aircraft. IIRC, I think the claim was that it was the highest performing aircraft in the T-X competition which no one here took seriously. Let's see if the Hurjet holds its deadlines. I'm not hiding my breath by good luck to TAI.
                                  Last edited by bring_it_on; 18th November 2018, 02:44.
                                  Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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                                  • TomcatViP
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                                    #18
                                    A mash-up of various video (T-129, T625 and TS-1400):

                                    Last edited by TomcatViP; 19th November 2018, 20:44.

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                                    • Bayar
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                                      #19
                                      TomcatViP Wow its the first time I think I have seen the T-129 cockpit during live firing!

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                                      • Bayar
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                                        #20
                                        Turkey releases details of its Submarine Launched Land Attack Cruise missile named the Gezgin LACM.
                                        The Gezgin LACM has a reported range of 800+ km and can be launched from Turkey's Type 209 and Type 214 submarines.

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                                        The Gezgin was developed from experience gained by Roketsan in the development of the ATMACA anti-ship missile and IDAS missile (with German IDAS Consortium).



                                        Roketsan had joined the German IDAS Consortium in 2013: http://www.navyrecognition.com/index...rticle&id=1035
                                        Last edited by Bayar; 19th November 2018, 19:44.

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