Having earned European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval last July, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is now pressing ahead with turning its indigenous Hurkus turboprop into an advanced trainer and counterinsurgency aircraft. Three years since its first flight in August 2013, TAI is building the first five of 15 Hurkus-B models destined for its launch customer, the Turkish air force. The manufacturer has plans to prove the aircraft’s ability to launch a missile before May, ...

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