TR TF-X Fighter & Trainer Aircraft Projects

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Mr İsmail Demir: "In the F-16 issue, we need to look ahead and prepare MMU, HÜRJET and KIZILELMA perfectly."
 

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USA, Russia, GB, France, China, Sweden, S.Korea, Japan, all have aviation industry.
Swedwn and S.Korea rely on US subsystems and engineering help. Japan did too however their first completely indigenous project is advancing rapidly and is 5 gen. However if Turkey can really mass produce KE and TFX with high indigenous rate and propulsion systems it would definitely be only the 6th country in the world able to do this and probably on the top 3 in terms of engineering skills only behind US and UK.
 

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Swedwn and S.Korea rely on US subsystems and engineering help. Japan did too however their first completely indigenous project is advancing rapidly and is 5 gen. However if Turkey can really mass produce KE and TFX with high indigenous rate and propulsion systems it would definitely be only the 6th country in the world able to do this and probably on the top 3 in terms of engineering skills only behind US and UK.

They rely on US Subsystem as we do. High indigenous rate on our plane doesn’t mean we are autarke. We got helped from Sweden, US and France also.
 

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Agree. What about Japan, S.Korea, Sweden. Or even Israel (regarding on capabilities)?
Japan and UK work together, nothing solid RN but their design looked like TF-X from Farnborough.

S.Korea still 4.5 gen and years needed for 5th gen mods

Sweden is not accepted into Tempest kekw

Israel can probably build a 5-6th gen, but I am sure they wont
 

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Only US has ongoing participation in Turkish aviation industry with partnerships in TEI and Alp Aviation.
In the first stage Saab helped on TF-X design. And a French company is still involved in software matters on TFX, if I remember correctly.
 

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When the TF-X will be operational and mature enough, then potentially, we will be able to say if it is one of the best or not, but we are not here yet. Also many nations have decades of experience regarding the aviation industry, so there's also that. When Turkiye will be able to integrate their own radars, sensors and engines to their manned fighters and fly safely, then we will consider Turkiye as a major player in the aviation industry. For now it's not the case and we still need to wait a few years. :)
 

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In the first stage Saab helped on TF-X design. And a French company is still involved in software matters on TFX, if I remember correctly.
It is not software !! It is design tool company ,catia! TUSAŞ get full version with paying millions usd to dassault systems. Additionally ,TUSAŞ also uses one more design tool as well.
 

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