Precisely so. I know Kotil and Demir from their THY daysMr. Demir didnt want 2 jet aircraft projects developed at the same time but Mr. Kotil insisted on this and they have developed Hurjet with their own resources. Although the boss of defence industry is Mr. Demir, the CEO of company is Mr. Kotil. Ultimately, I think due to Kotil's ambitious stance and risk loving and excited nature, the company will prepare TFX and fly by the end of this year or the beginning of 2024 at the latest.
Selling TFX to UK sounds quite bonkers on the tin but its not implausible for TFX to out-sell the F-35 when all is said and done.I still remember when Temel Kotil while standing next to British ambassador said, that maybe one day Turkey may sell TFX to the UK.. .. ... . . . .......... . . ....... . . ..
When we finally do mass production, other states will notice. There is a non-zero percent possibility that we arm a third of the planet because westerners have that ivory stick up their rectum and chinese products are subpar.Selling TFX to UK sounds quite bonkers on the tin but its not implausible for TFX to out-sell the F-35.
Selling TFX to UK sounds quite bonkers on the tin but its not implausible for TFX to out-sell the F-35.
(Is Eurofighter or Tempest on the agenda?)
Our agenda is to work on our own planes.
It should be demonstrated that Turkey is not without alternatives. All options should be considered.
Tempest is not on our agenda at the moment.
While meeting with the UK at the beginning of the MMU project, we said that while there was no project like TEMPEST, MMU could be a joint project.
They said they weren't interested. A year later, they announced the project themselves. It was a test of sincerity. They failed that test.
It was in excess of 100 million dollars initially. Came to 80 million mark on the merit of those 800 units. We'll start at that mark and only go down from there, all while delivering an equally competent, if not exceedingly superior platform.Highly doubt TF-X will ever be cheaper to produce than F-35. It's 80mil a piece now because they built 800 and keep building more.
I'll eat a model of F-35 if that ever happens. I understand being excited and proud but letting it go to our heads this much is dangerous. No need to turn into Russia and lose ourselves in our own hype while not even having a end product in our hands.Mark my words, TFX WILL outsell the F-35.
It's not even just that, buying F-35 (or most other big military purchases) aren't just about F-35 itself, it is about being on the good side of the US. On top of not having the production capacity for it, we don't have the same standing with as many rich countries as US does. Not to mention some of those countries were also partners in F-35 project.We have no production capacity for it.