TR TF-X KAAN Fighter Jet

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It's truly a great accomplishment. But it was only a matter of time once the prototype first rolled out.

I don't see a luneberg lens, so I guess low RCS may have got verified up in the air for first time.


Holy moly, I didn't notice. So, they were confident there were no spying chance nearby.
 

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A momentous occasion! What astounds me is the sheer volume of revisions done on GTU-0. Things I noticed, besides the obvious flight test boom:

- Unpainted surfaces for flaperons, ailerons, rudders and horizontal tails. Maybe parts were revised/replaced?
- Unpainted area just behind the canopy. This is usually where conformal antennae reside. Test Pilot Barbaros Demirbaş mentioned data-link. The videos are low resolution, so I can't tell.
- Unpainted area around the pitot tubes. No idea what changed here.
- Aileron actuator fairing grew in size. Possibly the actuators were beefed up.
- Landing gears. We knew these were going to change for the maiden flight.
- New or reinforced canopy. We know some testing was done at Martin Baker, so this isn't surprising.
- IRST and EOTS placeholders plugged.
- Tail boom is missing. Drogue chute in its place.

Anything I missed?
 
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Congrats to all the Turks. Can only admire and envy what y'all achieved with your defense ecosystem...a teachable moment for our defense industry and armed forces (IA & IAF specifically) and learn what can be achieved by encouraging indigenization instead of being suckers for kickbacks from foreign entities
 
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Congrats to all the Turks. Can only admire and envy what y'all achieved with your defense ecosystem...a teachable moment for our defense industry and armed forces (IA & IAF specifically) and learn what can be achieved by encouraging indigenization instead of being suckers for kickbacks from foreign entities
Korea and Türkiye were several decades long partners of LM and GE. NATO and F-35 partnerships alone we have and Korea doesn't are huge advantages despite that we were behind Korea. We had no partnerships in rocket production so we are barely at the same level of children that make rockets in their garages in US that end up breaking the 100km line. India is in the elite tier of space technologies. Freaking Iran is decades ahead of us in rocket tech. So there is that.
 

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Mr. Gorgün, KAAN's close-up details, new version of logo:

I'll add to that

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Holy moly, I didn't notice. So, they were confident there were no spying chance nearby.

An excellent point. We shouldn't risk that kind of leakage. Precautions must be taken.

They traced over an F-22 and used that. Weird.

The landing gears were down all flight anyway....might have served same purpose and then we see them pop on for say next flight with landing gears up in flight. I just might not be eagle-eyed enough to spot anything else they did too.

But if Turkish radar operators are all synced up with the development team, then there's still stuff to be done even with this flight RCS parameters check, but its closed circle.

Random interloper wouldn't really get anything useful...past the sanitization of area that would have been done anyway. This equipment needed stands out easily to begin with.
 

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Die Welt:
"With this milestone, Turkey has succeeded in becoming a fighter jet nation"


Meta-Defence.FR:
"The Turkish TAI Kaan fighter takes to the skies and catapults the Turkish aviation industry into the elite"


Aero.de:
"Türkiye tests new fighter jet"


Flug Revue:
"Turkish stealth fighter Kaan flies"


Frankfurter Allgemeine:
"Türkiye Presents KAAN"
 

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Die Welt:
"With this milestone, Turkey has succeeded in becoming a fighter jet nation"


Meta-Defence.FR:
"The Turkish TAI Kaan fighter takes to the skies and catapults the Turkish aviation industry into the elite"


Aero.de:
"Türkiye tests new fighter jet"


Flug Revue:
"Turkish stealth fighter Kaan flies"


Frankfurter Allgemeine:
"Türkiye Presents KAAN"
Can you post the whole 'Die Welt' article,plz?
 

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