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Rolls-Royce Pulls Off from Turkish Fighter Jet Project

Rolls-Royce Pulls Off from Turkish Fighter Jet Project 4 March, 2019

British engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc said it had scaled back efforts to join a Turkish program to build a new fighter jet with Turkey’s Kale Group.

Rolls-Royce has abandoned its attempts to win the bid for the fifth-generation fighter aircraft after failing to find a compromise, the engine maker added.

The Financial Times first reported the story and a Rolls-Royce spokesman later confirmed the development to Reuters.

In 2017, Kale Group said it would set up a joint venture with Rolls-Royce to develop aircraft engines.

US General Electric that will provide four engines for TF-X Fighter prototype is considered to have chance. GE has not participated to tender but its joint venture in Turkey TUSAS Engine (TEI) independently did.

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