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  • New Date for Engine Delivery of GÖKBEY Helicopter
    New Date for Engine Delivery of GÖKBEY Helicopter 19 June 2020
    The prototype test of the TJ300, the Medium-Range Domestic Missile Engine developed by TUSAŞ Engine Industries (TEI) for ROKETSAN, was successfully carried out. Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank participated in the test held at TEI's facility in Eskisehir. Minister Varank, who gave information about TJ300, also gave the good news for GÖKBEY, the multirole helicopter.  TEI General Manager Prof. Dr. Mahmut Akşit promised that GÖKBEY's engin...
  • New Board of Directors of Turkish Aerospace
    New Board of Directors of Turkish Aerospace 10 June 2020
    Turkish Aerospace, which designed, developed and producing platforms such as T129 Atak, Anka, Anka-S and Hürkuş and carries out projects such as Aksungur, Gökbey, T629, Hürjet and TFX; held a general assembly meeting. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, the board of directors has been renewed. According to the first information, new Board of Directors of Turkish Aerospace is; Şuay Alpay (Deputy Minister of Ministry of National Defence), H&uum...
  • New Front in Defence Industry: Pandemi
    New Front in Defence Industry: Pandemi 20 May 2020
    STM Thinktech organized THINKTECHONLINE online panel to discuss COVİD-19 and its aftermath in Turkey and the worlds as the development of the defence industry. The panel was watched by almost 250 thousand people via STM ThinkTech social media accounts that it was broadcast live.   “Covid-19 process and after the Defence Industry in the World and Turkey,” Head of Defence Industry on the panel (SSB) Chairman Prof. Drİsmail Demir, Chairman and Gener...
  • Kotil: TF-X and Akıncı can be integrated
    Kotil: TF-X and Akıncı can be integrated 22 April 2020
    Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ) CEO Dr Temel Kotil was Instagram live guest of C4Defence on April 21. Kotil made statements that would change the schedule about the Turkish Fighter Jet (TF-X) and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) integration.   Kotil stated that TUSAŞ is working with full capacity to develop systems that meet all the requirements of the modern battlefield. A question about the TF-X  and a UAV integration was posed. Kotil noted that TF-X was designed in lin...
  • Turkish Aimed International Space Market
    Turkish Aimed International Space Market 21 April 2020
    TUSAŞ General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil has been a guest on C4Defence's Instagram account. Kotil made important statements about Turkish Aerospace's space studies. TUSAŞ, which conducts space studies in addition to aviation and has an important infrastructure in this field, increases its activities in space. Answering C4Defence's live broadcast questions, Kotil has announced that a Turkish Aerospace is working with Argentinian company on a project for more than ...
  • Certification Time for Meltem III
    Certification Time for Meltem III 21 April 2020
    TUSAŞ General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil has been a guest on C4Defence's Instagram account. Kotil made important statements about Meltem III Project. The light appeared in the Meltem III Project, which was launched within the scope of the Turkish Navy's requirement for a maritime patrol aircraft. Answering the questions in the live broadcast of C4Defence, Kotil stated that the first ATR-72MPA has arrived TUSAŞ Kahramankazan facilities and the certification proce...
  • Domestic Engine for Atak-2
    Domestic Engine for Atak-2 21 April 2020
    TUSAŞ General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil has been a guest on C4Defence's Instagram account. Kotil made important statements about the Heavy Attack Helicopter Project. In the Heavy Attack Helicopter, the process is proceeding at full speed. Stating that a full-scale model (mock-up) was produced within the scope of the project, Kotil announced that the studies for developing a more original system for verification flights are also progressing rapidly. It was stated that At...
  • Pakistan Extended Time for T129 Atak Helicopters
    Pakistan Extended Time for T129 Atak Helicopters 21 April 2020
    TUSAŞ Genel Müdürü Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil, C4Defence'in Instagram hesabında canlı yayın konuğu oldu. Kotil, Pakistan'a T129 Atak ihracatı hakkında önemli açıklamalarda bulundu. Pakistan'ın Türkiye'den tedarik edeceği T129 Atak helikopterlerinde süreç, birtakım olumsuzluklar nedeniyle yavaşlamıştı. Temel Kotil'in C4Defence'e yaptığı açıklamada, Pakistan'ın T129 Atak tedarik sürecinde TUSAŞ'a ek s&u...
  • Green Light for Integration of Akıncı to TFX
    Green Light for Integration of Akıncı to TFX 21 April 2020
    TUSAŞ General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil has been a guest on C4Defence's Instagram account. Kotil made important statements about the Turkish Fighter X (TFX / MMU) -unmanned aircraft (UAV) integration. It was stated that Turkish Aerospace is working with full capacity to develop systems that meet all the requirements of the modern battlefield. Kotil spoke important words about the question asked by C4Defence about the UAV integration to MMU. It was stated that MMU was designe...
  • TFX will be Tested with F110 Engine
    TFX will be Tested with F110 Engine 21 April 2020
    TUSAŞ General Manager Dr. Temel Kotil has been a guest on C4Defence's Instagram account. Kotil made important statements about the Turkish Fighter X (TFX / Milli Muharip Uçak-MMU) Project. Professor Dr. Temel Kotil informed that MMU's first flight and tests will be carried out with General Electric production F110 engines also used in F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. Stating that the date of 2023, which President Erdogan announced earlier, was preserved as the date of r...
  • Hürjet Searches for Partner
    Hürjet Searches for Partner 21 April 2020
    TUSAŞ General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil has been a guest on C4Defence's Instagram account. Kotil made important statements about Hürjet. Professor Dr. Temel Kotil stated that the Hürjet project was carried out with the company's own resources and announced that Hürjet was looking for a partner. It was also stated that sharing the costs is important for the process and that the studies are continues for possible collaborations. While emphasizing the de...
  • Weapon Integration to Aksungur
    Weapon Integration to Aksungur 21 April 2020
    TUSAŞ General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil has been a guest on C4Defence's Instagram account. Kotil made important statements about Aksungur studies. Studies continue in Aksungur, which is the twin-engine UAV of Turkish Aerospace. Stating that the weapon integration process has started on the platform, Kotil announced that the process continues despite the virus outbreak and that the weapon systems integration is about to be completed. You can watch the full post late...
  • Virus Delay for Hürkuş-B
    Virus Delay for Hürkuş-B 21 April 2020
    TUSAŞ General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil has been a guest on C4Defence's Instagram account. Kotil made important statements about Hürkuş-B process. Answering C4Defence's Hürkuş-B questions, Kotil stated that the processes continue on the platform. He stated that although March 2020 is planned for the final deliveries of the training aircraft, there are undesirable delays in the process. Kotil announced that there is a partial delay in the final deliveries of H&u...
  • Countdown for Turkish Aerospace Composite Facility
    Countdown for Turkish Aerospace Composite Facility 21 April 2020
    TUSAŞ General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil has been a guest on C4Defence's Instagram account. Kotil made important statements about the works of TUSAŞ Composite Facility. Kotil answered the questions of C4Defence about TUSAŞ Composite Facility. According to the announcement, work in the Composite Building continues despite COVID-19. Construction activities are planned to be completed in July and the installation of the devices will begin in September 2020. Stating that autoclav...
  • Best Long Term Export for TUSAŞ
    Best Long Term Export for TUSAŞ 7 March 2020
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ), was awarded "Best Long Term Export" prize at Export Stars /Turkey's Hidden Champions Awards Ceremony. The ceremony is organized by the Dünya Newspaper. TUSAŞ General Manager Prof. Dr Temel Kotil received the award from Turkey Exporters Assembly President Ismail Shot. The ceremony is held since 2002. According to the 2019 Turkey Exporters Assembly data, TUSAŞ exports successfully for the last ten years. With the R&...
  • Competition Continues in Hürjet’s Engine
    Competition Continues in Hürjet’s Engine 1 January 2020
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) continues to search engine for single-engine jet training aircraft Hürjet. It was thought that TUSAS decided on this issue. Europe's Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft is powered by the Ej200 engine manufactured by Eurojet Consortium. TUSAŞ had begun to negotiate with the consortium at Le Bourget'de Paris Aeronautical Exhibition. This development was first written by C4Defence. The F404-GE-102 engine, which is a General Electric product wa...
  • Goksungur Waits 2020
    Goksungur Waits 2020 31 December 2019
    Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TUSAŞ) General Manager Professor Temel Kotil announced that Turkey’s first supersonic UAV Göksungur will perform its maiden flight in 2020. Kotil made an exclusive statement to C4Defence. Kotil expressed the latest developments about Aksungur and Göksungur UAVs. Kotil reminded that they were interested in Aksungur during 2019, that Aksungur was produced in a short period such as 18 months and that the time gained was shortened every time. &nb...
  • First Piece at TF-X
    First Piece at TF-X 30 December 2019
    Professor Temel Kotil, the General Manager of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS), informed C4Defence about new developments in the Turkish Fighter Programme (TF-X). Kotil stated that TUSAŞ and TUBITAK BILGEM have started to work on the reflection of radar waves from aircraft. Kotil said, “We started cutting the air inlets, we make the first air inlets. We began to work on their electromagnetic reflections with TÜBİTAK BİLGEM. The first air intake is now at TÜBİTAK. We want t...
  • The Agreement that Will Hide TF-X from The Radar
    The Agreement that Will Hide TF-X from The Radar 26 December 2019
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) and TÜBİTAK BİLGEM signed a contract for the near field test facility within the scope of the Turkish Fighter Programme (TF-X). The agreement will establish the cross-sectional radar area of the TF-X at TUSAŞ campus and test the aircraft.   The General Manager of TUSAŞ. Dr Temel Kotil and TÜBİTAK BİLGEM President Dr Hacı Ali Mantar signed the contract. With the agreement, TAI will have established an infrastructure capabl...
  • Akşit Replaces Kotil at TAI
    Akşit Replaces Kotil at TAI 29 November 2019
    Top officials from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS / TAI) left their post last week. General Manager and CEO of TAI, Temel Kotil is also affected by this fury. It was primarily speculated that Kotil was asked to resign. This claim was not confirmed, but C4Defence learned that on November 28, 2019, the Board of Directors convened extraordinarily during the day. Although the agenda item was not officially announced, the meeting continued until late at night and General Manager Kot...
  • Quo Vadis at TAI
    Quo Vadis at TAI 29 November 2019
    Top officials from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS / TAI) left post last week. General Manager and CEO of TAI, Temel Kotil is also affected by this fury. It was primarily speculated that Kotil was asked to resign. This claim was not confirmed, but C4Defence learned that on November 28, 2019, the Board of Directors convened extraordinarily during the day. Although the agenda item was not officially announced, the meeting continued until late at night and General Manager Koti...
  • The third type of Attack Helicopter from TUSAŞ: T629
    The third type of Attack Helicopter from TUSAŞ: T629 30 October 2019
    Turkish Aerospace’s General Manager and CEO, Temel Kotil, publicised that the company would develop a six-ton attack or armed helicopter – designated T629 – that will fill the gap between the five-ton T129 ATAK and the forthcoming 10-ton ATAK II Heavy Attack Helicopter. In an interview with GBP Aerospace and Defence magazine, Kotil stated, “The designs have been finalised, and we plan to carry out the first flight of this new helicopter in about a year.&rdquo...
  • HÜRJET with Jet Speed 11 July 2019
    TUSAŞ, started Hürkuş, MMU (Milli Muharip Uçak-TFX) and jet trainer HÜRJET projects with the information they gathered from its first indegenious aircraft project ZİU (Zirai İlaçlama Uçağı-Agricultural Spraying Aircraft). HÜRJET has passed the first critical phase; Preliminary Design Review (PDR). Training Aircrafts Program Manager Yasin Kuygusuz and HÜRJET Chief Engineer Arda Güngör told us about the HÜRJET. C4Def...
  • New Term in TEI
    New Term in TEI 6 July 2019
      A significant change took place in the Board of Directors of TUSAS Engine Industry (TEI) last week. Established between Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS), General Electric, Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TSKGV) and Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK), the chairmanship of the Board of Directors vacated quietly. TUSAŞ General Manager and CEO, who has been serving as the Chairman of TEI for a long time. Temel Kotil left his post. An assignment has not yet been made to th...
  • Typhoon Engine to Hürjet
    Typhoon Engine to Hürjet 20 June 2019
      Turkey's indigenous Jet training aircraft Hürjet will use "Typhoon"s EJ200 engine. A Letter of Intent  was signed between Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) and Eurojet at the Le Bourget Aviation Show in Paris, France. TUSAŞ CEO Dr. Temel Kotil and Eurojet Ceo Clemens Linden on behalf of Eurojet consortium signed the letter. The Eufighter Typhoon aircraft is equipped with two engine engines but Hürjet will have one . According to infor...
  • MMU Introduced in Paris
    MMU Introduced in Paris 17 June 2019
        MMU mock-up introduced in Paris Air Show 2019 which held in France.   Prof. Temel Kotil also joined the ceremony. Aircraft has eagle drawing on its tail. It is seen that the platform will have side weapon bays and displaying with Turkish indigenous weapons which will use in future.
  • New Engine for Atak II 2 May 2019
    Stating that Atak II helicopter required a new engine, the CEO of Turkish Aerospace (TAI) Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil said that 3,000 hp engine needed to be developed through local means. Kotil stated that the project had not started yet. He also said that Atak II helicopter would have two engines, a total of 6,000 (3,000 x 2) power.
  • ANKA Pushes for Export 16 March 2019
    ANKA, produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TUSAŞ) as a Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) class UAV, has entered the inventories of the Naval and Air Forces and the General Command of the Gendarmerie. ANKA, entering into service with the Naval Forces and the Gendarmerie Command operates on the 200+ km “Line of Sight” communication systems; while the ANKA-S of the Air Forces is free of range constraints thanks to SATCOM satellite control feature. We talked with TUSAŞ G...
  • TUSAS Press Release 28 September 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries and Airbus have signed a collaborative agreement on research and development in secondary structures, such as movable parts, for Airbus aircraft programs. The agreement was signed by Turkish Aerospace President/CEO Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil and Airbus Head of Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Strategy and International Dr. Marco Miklis in a ceremony at the Istanbul Airshow 2018.
  • TF-X Discussed
    TF-X Discussed 16 January 2018
    A meeting held about process of the TF-X Project. Turkish and British officials have met on January 13th. Negotiations were made on the process of the Project. State Secretary of Foreign Trade Liam Fox, CEO of Rolls-Royce Warren East, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Defense Industry Secretary Ismail Demir and CEO of TAI, Temel Kotil and another officials attended to the meeting. The main issues of the delegations were the design, development and manufacturing of the TF-X Project. Th...
  • Hürkuş Painted Red&White
    Hürkuş Painted Red&White 13 November 2017
    The first prototype of Hürkuş aircraft, designed and produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), was displayed with its new colours at the Dubai AirShow. This prototype of Hürkuş was painted in red and white colours. Turkish Air Force Command decided the colour of the platform, according to the information obtained. TAI is producing B version of Hürkuş to be used in training for the service. There is no visible difference between Hürkuş and B versions; the only di...
  • TAI Shows Off In Bangkok
    TAI Shows Off In Bangkok 7 November 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) participated in the Bangkok Defense & Security fair held between November 6-9, 2017 with HURKUŞ, T129 ATAK, MMU and ANKA. TAI General Manager Temel Kotil emphasized the importance of the Thai market and added that the meetings and visits were fruitful. The Turkish Ambassador to Thailand, Evren Dağdelen Akgün, visited the TAI booth and received information about the projects in the region and in Thailand. In addition, negotiations were...
  • ANKA-S Getting Ready for Satellite-Controlled Flights
    ANKA-S Getting Ready for Satellite-Controlled Flights 20 October 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries' (TAI's) indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle ANKA is preparing to reach a new milestone. ANKA's mass production version of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) class ANKA-S begins satellite-controlled flights. ANKA took off for its first flight approximately 7 years ago on 30 December 2010 after it was rolled out for the first time on 16 July 2010. On 25 October 2013, the first mass production ANKA-S contract was signed covering 10 platforms. ...
  • Hürjet Emerged
    Hürjet Emerged 27 September 2017
    The first images of HURJET's concept design, the new generation trainer aircraft project of Turkish Aerospace Industries, has emerged. The images were presented at the public day at TAI facilities in regards to the 30th anniversary of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. TAI's CEO Temel Kotil said the HURJET project had passed the board of directors and officially initiated. Kotil added, "This project has a 6-month architectural study period. The budget we received from the board is ...
  • Hürjet Movement from TAI
    Hürjet Movement from TAI 10 August 2017
    Temel Kotil, Chief Executive Officer of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI / TAI), announced that they are working on a jet engine training aircraft named Hürjet. Kotil said that company started to work on the jet engine version of Hürkuş turboprop engine turbine aircraft produced for Turkish Armed Forces. Kotil stated that jet trainer which current class using in air forces are being worked on an , and that the existing Hürkuş design team is directed to this project w...
  • TAI, BITES Will Join Forces In Satellite Tech
    TAI, BITES Will Join Forces In Satellite Tech 12 May 2017
    TAI and BITES Defence Aviation and Space Technologies Software Electronics signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join forces by combining the existing experiences and knowledge in the field of 'Dynamic Simulation Software Frameworks and Simulation Software Infrastructures' in the satellite field. The agreement has been signed by General Director of TAI Assoc. Dr. Temel Kotil, TAI Satellite Systems Group President Selman Nas and BİTES Defence General Manager...
  • Two Agreements by TAI, IDEF'17
    Two Agreements by TAI, IDEF'17 10 May 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) hosted Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and National Defence Minister Fikri Işık at its IDEF 2017 booth, which exhibited products such as T129 ATAK Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter, National Helicopter T625, Armed HÜRKUŞ and ANKA Unmanned Air Vehicle. TAI General Manager Dr. Temel Kotil has presented a model of the National Combat Aircraft to the Prime Minister Yıldırım when he visited the area where the ...
  • 2016 Export Champion in Defence: TAI
    2016 Export Champion in Defence: TAI 26 April 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), which has made significant progress in becoming a global aviation brand with the products it has developed, holds the title of "Export Champion" of the defence and aviation industry since 2011. According to the data of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, TAI became the export champion in the field of defence industry of Turkey in 2016 yet again. Turkish Minister of National Defence Fikri Işık gave the award to TAI General Director Assoc. Dr....