TR F-16 Özgür | Hürkuş - Fighter Trainer Aircraft Projects

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TAI received DOA and POA certificates by completing EASA's Part 21 regulations for its Özgür project. It is underlined again that 35 aircraft within the scope of the project will be delivered to the Air Force Command.

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Özgür I is only structural Upgrade?
Özgür I is an avionics program to modernize and nationalize various avionics of the F-16 Block 30, including the mission computer, national IFF and new MFDs. I believe there is a separate program running at the same time for structural modifications to increase service life of the aircraft. And Özgür II is also being worked on.
 

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There is no structural mod right now. That project is finished. TAI delivered all of the F-16 block 30s modernized under the structural modernization project.
 

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There is no structural mod right now. That project is finished. TAI delivered all of the F-16 block 30s modernized under the structural modernization project.
there is no news that structural modernization is finished
 

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Great News. So will F16 with ôzgür opdates participate in joint drills with friendly countries ?

Would be perfect scenario to test their capabilities.
 

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there is no news that structural modernization is finished
For you yes, for me no.

Anyway here is some news from 2021. It says 8th fighter is delivered

 
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old news there is no new ones
There are around 30 F-16 block 30s in the inventory of TurAF. 8th aircraft was delivered in July 2021 so even with a snail speed of 1 fighter per month it should be finished by now.
 

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There are around 30 F-16 block 30s in the inventory of TurAF. 8th aircraft was delivered in July 2021 so even with a snail speed of 1 fighter per month it should be finished by now.
Its not working as you said,check out when the structural improvement to 8000 hr of life extension project started.
 

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Its not working as you said,check out when the structural improvement to 8000 hr of life extension project started.
Prototype fighter takes longer to modernize serial modernization is quicker.

Examples: Turkish CCIP program, Greek Viper program, etc.
 
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TUSAŞ Deputy General Manager Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Öztürk reported that the production of HÜRKUŞ-II continues rapidly.

It was reported that the production of HÜRKUŞ-II, whose deliveries are expected to start in 2025 at the latest, continues rapidly. TUSAŞ Deputy General Manager Prof. Dr. Fahrettin Öztürk made the following statements on the subject.

“Of course, now is the time for HÜRKUŞ-II, the new version of HÜRKUŞ. This version is lighter and more functional. Flight performance will be very high. Production continues rapidly, the time we will see it in the skies is very close.”

 

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There are around 30 F-16 block 30s in the inventory of TurAF. 8th aircraft was delivered in July 2021 so even with a snail speed of 1 fighter per month it should be finished by now.
Modernizations are not being done one after another. In most cases, those changes are done during major overhauls to keep it economic.
 

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