TR HÜRJET-Advanced Jet Trainer/ Light attack aircraft

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The latest situation in the HÜRJET jet trainer

Ismail Demir;

"There is an export potential. If we had HURJET 5-6 years ago, we would have exported it now. We will also make a model that can take off and land on the TCG ANADOLU Ship. We will also perform the weapon integration."
I think, Navalized Hürjet will most likely be a learning process for Navalized MMU. Perhaps even a carrier-based trainer aircraft may be the real goal for Navalize Hurjet. I think there is definitely an full-size aircraft carrier target now. There are many indications that we are on that path now. Although we do not have a STOVL aircraft and it is difficult to obtain such a platform in the current situation, there is an idea to navalize almost all existing fixed-wing aircraft projects in house. With the current Anadolu, it is unlikely to achieve the sortie capacity for an effective air force, for fixed wings, because of the limitations created by the technical infrastructure/design of the ship, but it can ease the learning curve for the operation of the joint force so that operation of whole task force before we have a real aircraft carrier.

I guess that there may be a preliminary study on an aircraft carrier with a displacement of 40-55K and suitable for STOBAR/SRVL (I don't know, maybe CATOBAR) aircraft operations. Of course, I come to this conclusion only by interpreting the current statements and developments, otherwise, what is the priority of this type of ship for our navy, whether our defense budget and national economy will be able to reach the power to carry this load in the targeted period, these are completely outside my assessment.

At this stage, and as far as I can see, the following project scheme is emerging:
  • Medium-lift class Battlefield Utulity/CSAR, ASW helicopter, (project underway)
  • Several unmanned rotary wing systems (projects are underway)
  • Carrier-based light attack/training jet (Hurjet?)
  • Carrier-based tactical airborne early warning, command and control/sea and air surveillance aircraft/helicopter (??)
  • Carrier-based main combatant fighter (MMU?)
  • Several carrier-based multirole tactical drones (project underway)
  • Carrier based wingman/unmanned fighter jets (project underway)
  • Carrier based tanker drone (Anka-4??)
 

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Giorgio Clementi- ITPS Canada President:

"The International Test Pilots School (ITPS) has had a long standing and successful relationship with Turkish Aerospace now spanning a decade. During that time ITPS graduates have taken the Hurkus turboprop trainer and T-625 medium helicopter to first flight, development and certification. In recent weeks ITPS graduates have conducted the first taxi tests of the Hurjet and TF-X prototypes. Turkish aerospace industry will be flight testing these and other products into the future creating a demand for test pilots, flight test engineers and supporting specialists. I am proud to announce that ITPS will be establishing a satellite Approved Training Organisation (ATO) in Türkiye in partnership with Turkish Aerospace. The first Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer course to be ever held in Türkiye will commence on 3 July 2023. I want to thank Prof. Dr Temel Kotil President and CEO of Turkish Aerospace as well as the Turkish Air Force for the trust placed in ITPS in entrusting us with the training of their best pilots and engineers for the challenging task of testing their exciting new aircraft."

Murat Özpala- CAT-1 Experimental Test Pilot Hürkuş- Turkish Aerospace:

"I’m so proud to announce that the International Test Pilots School (ITPS) establishes a satellite Approved Training Organization (ATO) in partnership with Turkish Aerospace (Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayii ) in Ankara/Türkiye…"

✅Flight Test Teams for our national air vehicle design & develepment programs flight testing, requiring highly skilled, well educated Test Pilots and Flight Test Engineers who will study & practice, and learn all necessary academic-theoric knowledge and flight test technics as well as it’s philosophy under supervising of fine selection of instructors from all over the world…

✅I was the very first student & graduate of ITPS, from Türkiye in 2012-2013…

✅The course will commence on 3 July 2023 at Turkish Aerospace facilities…
 

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Can we not turn this project to a F-16 tier jet? We might need them one day seeing how the US acts in recent years, maybe the F-16 are our last western jets so it wouldnt be too bad if we could build a replacement.
what would be the point when there is the TF-X on its way?
 

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Can we not turn this project to a F-16 tier jet? We might need them one day seeing how the US acts in recent years, maybe the F-16 are our last western jets so it wouldnt be too bad if we could build a replacement.
In a few years, I think that's going to be possible. We have too much in our plate right now, but as we master components and subsystems, an "F-16 lite" can be produced with little problems. If it happens, it's going to be a design issue.
We'd probably need a stronger engine for that as F-16 has 3 or 4 tones more payload than Hürjet at the moment.
Well, I think this can be solved with a more 'holistic' approach. F-16's require more payload because they need to do everything. Consider Akıncı + F-16 combo and this payload requirement becomes much less of an issue. Then what we built would not be a true multi-role fighter but who cares? It's still going to cost less than an F-16, with dispersed risks and mainatainance. I might be wrong though, I'm not an expert.
 

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