PARIS, (BM) – Turkish Aerospace, a company that builds significant parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, announces that at Paris Air Show it will show off a full-scale model of a new fighter jet its building, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according comapny`s statement.
“An important and historical development of Turkey will be witnessed at one of the world’s largest aerospace fair shows in Paris. The one-to-one mock-up of the Turkish Fighter Project, initiated to meet the needs of Turkish Armed Force, which is the prime contractor of Turkish Aerospace, will be shown to the public for the first time in Paris. Thus, Turkey will demonstrate once again its infrastructure, technologies and abilities to produce 5th generation jet aircraft which is therefore considered invaluable to a leading power like the USA, Russia and China.
In accordance with the main objectives of the Turkish Aerospace, by increasing the design, production and certification of the jet aircraft, all domestic and national resources will be put into action” statement says.
“The new Turkish fighter, called TAI TF-X, has been in the works since before the recent dust up between Washington and Ankara over Turkey’s buying S-400 missiles from Russia, but it’s sure to get increased scrutiny, especially if the U.S. boots Turkey from the F-35 program” Marcus Weisgerber says in Twitter. He is a global business editor in Defense One.
The fifth-generation fighter jet will be realized within a project-based incentive system. Preliminary design activities received a $1.16 billion incentive certificate under the incentive program. The project will employ 3,200 people, with an indirect employment contribution estimated to be around 11,200.
Speaking to Turkish daily Dünya months ago, TAI General Manager Temel Kotil said they will work with British BAE Systems, which plays various roles in the design of F-35 aircrafts.
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The President and CEO of Turkish Aerospace Prof. Temel Kotil also said: “We moved Turkey’s most important project, which we conduct the pride, to the higher point. We will do what few countries worldwide do. For the first time we will exhibit Turkish Fighter in Paris in order to show our capabilities. Thus, Turkey will demonstrate that there is no difference from other countries from the point of view of technological infrastructure. As Turkish Aerospace we aspire to fulfill Turkey’s first achievements in disciplined and concentrated ways. In order to realize the mentioned goals, we will continue to grow our company and to build our army of engineers. I am waiting for all our qualified engineers who say ’’Let be my share as well for my country’’. Turkish Aerospace has opened its doors for you. We look forward to your determination, patience and work”.
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Translator editor: Monika Evgenieva
Source: Turkish Aerospace, Twitter, Daily Sabah