TAI presents Hurjet Mock-up at FAS

TAI presents Hurjet Mock-up at FAS 16 July, 2018

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) unveiled a mock-up for Turkey’s jet trainer/light attack aircraft for the first time at Farnborough Air show, (FAS)which started in the U.K. today

The Hurjet aircraft mock-up , is expected to make its first flight in 2023, TAI announced in a statement. Hurjet will be 13.4 meters long with a wingspan of 11 meters, and it will provide environmental security in offensive operations.

The main aim of the project is to replace Turkish Air Force’s T-38 trainer aircraft fleet and to meet the needs of potential international customers. Turkish Air Force has 70 T-38s in inventory.

Hurjet, designed with the goal of 5th-generation training aircraft, will be equipped with an advanced mission computer in its modern cockpit. The aircraft will also be supplied with superior radar and sensitive attack systems, and with its air and ground communication capabilities it will reduce threats and risks.

In the project, Hurjet’s maximum altitude is set at 45,000 ft, along with its 3,000-kilogram payload and a maximum speed of Mach 1.2.

TAI presents Hurjet Mock-up at FAS

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