Turkey’s Indigenous Fighter Emerges

TF-X prototype

The TF-X prototype uses General Electric’s F110 engine, but Ankara wants an indigenous powerplant for the platform.

Credit: Turkish Defense Industry Agency/Turkish Aerospace
Turkey has rolled out the combat aircraft it has been building domestically, but not to the fanfare envisaged. While the project led by Turkish Aerospace (TAI) is a source of national pride, the planned rollout ceremony for the TF-X, or National Combat Aircraft, did not occur as anticipated. The...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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