TR TF-X KAAN Fighter Jet

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Not at all, it is the junior one who is always tallest in the family.🙃

okay i agree :D

KAAN is neither long nor small compare to her competitors. She is just how she must be.

i guess that Tusas engineers designed it bigger for loading more internal ammunutions. internal weapon capacity is biggest problem of 5 th gen fighter jets.
 

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During the interview at NTV, earlier today, Ismail Demir gave some information regarding the first flight of KAAN.
He said, that they want to mature the systems in KAAN first, and then fly the jet. Otherwise it would be a waste, if they integrated those systems in KAAN, before they are matured, just to be able to fly the jet. This would mean, that they had to throw away those systems and develope them new after the first flight (something like that). Also he repeated the target of first flight as 2024 (subject to change).

Could this Information be interpreted as, that maybe there was a little beef between SSB and TAI, like TAI wanted to fly KAAN as soon as possible, but SSB said, that this would be waste of ressources and time, because those systems are not matured enough?
 

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TAI is at the helm of the project. The decision of the first flight is TAI's responsibility so we should take TAI's word when different announcements are made.
 

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TAI is at the helm of the project. The decision of the first flight is TAI's responsibility so we should take TAI's word when different announcements are made.
Doesn't SSB own the rights of KAAN, like they do with Altay MBT?

"A contract was signed with TUSAŞ, our national aviation company, for the Phase-I, Stage-I “Preliminary Design” activities of the Project on August 5, 2016, and the project calendar started on September 17, 2018 (T0)."

 

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Owning the rights to the end product doesn't mean running the project. SSB has no right to declare a first flight date. According to the signed MMU protocol design, development, production, and any activity related to those is the responsibility of TAI so engineers of TAI will decide if the MMU is cleared for the first flight, not SSB bureaucrats.
 

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On the other hand overworking the engineers could have potential the hurt the projects in the long run.

This is a marathon( even if we consider 2028 delivery) and at some point there is a risk of overworking and burning out the engineers. We should relax a bit. An accident could potentially became a disaster for TUSAS.

We should relax a bit. Or TUSAS plans on feeding new young engineers to projects to replace burned out ones.
 

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TAI knows best if the engineers are overworking or not or if the aircraft is fit to conduct its first flight. I doubt any SSB bureaucrats have any detailed data about the airworthiness of Kaan.
 

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TAI knows best if the engineers are overworking or not or if the aircraft is fit to conduct its first flight. I doubt any SSB bureaucrats have any detailed data about the airworthiness of Kaan.

Yes TAI knows that. They say they are overworking and they are proud of it. That is not a question.

Question is how long can they sustain this or is it sustainable? It usually isn't. We are not talking about just couple of years.
 

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Yes TAI knows that. They say they are overworking and they are proud of it. That is not a question.

Question is how long can they sustain this or is it sustainable? It usually isn't. We are not talking about just couple of years.
TAI is not overworking its engineers some engineers do overwork voluntarily these two things are not the same thing.
 

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Comparison of Kaan and some fighters.

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Yes TAI knows that. They say they are overworking and they are proud of it. That is not a question.

Question is how long can they sustain this or is it sustainable? It usually isn't. We are not talking about just couple of years.
Temel Kotil seems to be more worried about finding his people more work to do than relieving them from work. Every project has its busy times until they get past their critical stages. Seems like many of our projects have just passed that stage and can move slower after just one year of time.
 

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Owning the rights to the end product doesn't mean running the project. SSB has no right to declare a first flight date. According to the signed MMU protocol design, development, production, and any activity related to those is the responsibility of TAI so engineers of TAI will decide if the MMU is cleared for the first flight, not SSB bureaucrats.
KAAN cannot fly unless the relevant chief engineers give flight approval. You can make the engineer resign, but you can't fly the plane. Engineers who are not convinced that the flight is reliable also do not want to take responsibility. At least if they're in their right minds...
 

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KAAN cannot fly unless the relevant chief engineers give flight approval. You can make the engineer resign, but you can't fly the plane. Engineers who are not convinced that the flight is reliable also do not want to take responsibility. At least if they're in their right minds...
This is exactly what I said. The decision rests in the hands of TAI engineers.
 

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are you aware what you want, this is F22 re-invented
Funnily enough, that's exactly what Lock-mart has offered Japan to buy.
But since they closed the F-22 assembly lines, the cost of reopening those lines and making the actual planes(rumored to be $177 million per plane) made Japan go "B R U H" and buy F-35's instead.
 

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