TR HÜRJET-Advanced Jet Trainer/ Light attack aircraft

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I'm not nearly as optimistic as you are mate. I would bet that we will not be allowed to export armed version of Hürjet with F404, and, South Korea can finance those sales themselves, which is quite enticing, while we cannot. And not to mention, it is a very congested field Hürjet has to make an elbow room for itself. On top of these, we don't even have a mention of an engine project that would fit Hürjet. I expect us to buy enough Hürjet to cover TAI's costs but I'm sceptical about it selling like hotcakes.
I don’t think I was being optimistic in my post as the operative word there is freely .

Don’t underestimate financial deals Turkey can muster and pull out of the bag when push comes to shove. We were prepared to do a similar deal with Pakistani T-129 sale, had it not been hampered by the US due to engines predicament.

As mentioned in my above post, we need to play it right with respect to engines when it comes to armed planes. There won’t be many engine manufacturers that will not be restricted in selling engines by their governments, when it comes to armed planes. If we can manage to sell the plane to NATO countries or to western US-allies, then there can be possibility of sale. But that will restrict the playing field tremendously.
Only feasible alternative is an indigenous engine. And that is a far fetched optimism at this stage, for short to mid term anyway.

Turkish airforce needs to replace all its T-38 trainer fleet. There are 68 of them currently in our inventory. Plus there are 12 NF-5 planes for the acrobatic team. That makes 80 planes. With spares and extras for growth of the fleet, we need close to a hundred planes outright. Hence the order for 100 units of F-404 engines.
If we are to weaponise the planes and use them as light fighters; then we may need at least 2 to 3 squadrons. Especially a good number being in twin seated format to manage drones. Then we should consider F414 for an engine and ask Brazil’s Akaer to do what they did for Gripen-E. By tweaking the airframe and using a more powerful engine we could create a real mini monster of a plane that, in effect, could pave the way for a carrier based fighter in the years to come, whence navalised.
 
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I have a feeling , in the future we will convert all Hürjets into unmanned. they won't be outdated so investment will pay back much more. Who knows we might see pilot robots.?
 

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Aselsan will deliver the first Hurjet AESA prototype to the TUSAŞ this year(probably at the end of this year). The target date for the delivery of the armed version aka Hurjet light fighter is 2027.
 

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Aselsan will deliver the first Hurjet AESA prototype to the TUSAŞ this year(probably at the end of this year). The target date for the delivery of the armed version aka Hurjet light fighter is 2027.
Hope the engine contract is finalized soon for trainer version, though we were negotiating a deal like 100-200 engines right? So that may cover lca too. Then it would be great. Also does hürjet have in air refuel capability?
 

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Additional order for HÜRJET: Delivery is brought forward by 1 year!

Prof. Dr. Haluk Görgün:

"In addition to the 4 Block-0 aircraft signed between our Presidency and TAI, we are including 12 Block-1 aircraft in the scope.

With this contract change, the delivery of 12 serial aircraft within the scope of Block-1 will be converted into a firm order. Aircraft delivery dates will be improved and brought forward by 1 year."
 

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It had flown 43 times when they reported on Feb 24th. Now it's 50. 7 flights in 61 days. That's one flight every 9 days. Seems low to me.

Is there a target accumulated-flight-time before the delivery? And when will we see the second prototype?
 

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It had flown 43 times when they reported on Feb 24th. Now it's 50. 7 flights in 61 days. That's one flight every 9 days. Seems low to me.

Is there a target accumulated-flight-time before the delivery? And when will we see the the second prototype?
And still no supersonic flight. Maybe this first prototype is built to only test the subsonic envelope? In the documentary there were two prototypes being built, but we haven't seen the second one since.
 

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It had flown 43 times when they reported on Feb 24th. Now it's 50. 7 flights in 61 days. That's one flight every 9 days. Seems low to me.

Is there a target accumulated-flight-time before the delivery? And when will we see the second prototype?
It depends on what they are doing in every flight, whether big chunks or small bits of envelope expansion is in question, production time being brought nearer says something.
 
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