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  • Turkish Fuselage to Korean Helicopter
    Turkish Fuselage to Korean Helicopter 21 June 2020
    The visit of the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank to Eskişehir drew attention to the company Coşkunöz operating here. TUSAŞ Motor (TEI) participated in the test of TJ-300 turbojet engine at its facilities. Minister Varank then visited the aviation and defence departments of Coşkunöz. The main fuselage is produced for TAI KUH-1 Surion helicopter.  KAI develops offshore, search and rescue, assault versions of KUH-1. The minister, A total of 6...
  • Turkish Black Hawk on Trials
    Turkish Black Hawk on Trials 25 March 2020
    The T70 Utility Helicopter Program, which was launched for the utility helicopter requirement of the Turkish Armed Forces and the fire fighting helicopter need of the General Directorate of Forestry, continues its progress. Presidency of Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı / SSB), which is the military acquirement corporation of Turkey, shared an information from its official social media accounts about the testing activities of the platform. In the statement, &...
  • Turkish Ship to Indian Navy
    Turkish Ship to Indian Navy 24 March 2020
    According to allegations published in the Economic Times problems between Turkey and India on vessel procurement, exceeded. TAIS, a joint subsidiary of Sedef, Sefine and Anadolu Shipyards, is preparing to procure Logistic Support Vessel (LSV) to the Indian Navy. TAIS won the tender with 2,3 billion US Dollar package of India to provide technological support for five platforms New Delhi gave hold to the process due to Turkey's close relations with Pa...
  • Thai Air Force Releases Wish List for The Next Decade
    Thai Air Force Releases Wish List for The Next Decade 22 February 2020
    The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has set out its procurement priorities for the upcoming decade; transport aircraft, combat search-and-rescue helicopters, and light attack aircraft are on the top of the list. RTAF’s long term plans include new fighters to replace the ageing fleet. RTAF plans to replace its Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules transport aircraft fleet. The new aircraft will require to be compatible with Thailand’s Link T data link system. This is a process that...
  • 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...
  • TAI at Pakistan
    TAI at Pakistan 25 December 2019
    TUSAS increasing its industrial investments at Pakistan. The company established an office in the National Science & Technology Park, which aims to make significant contributions to the country's technological development. National Science & Technology Park is the the first technopark in Pakistan. Country aims to increase its investments in domestic technology as well as to strengthen its qualified personnel infrastructure. TUSAS aims to deepen i...
  • TAIS Has Five Solutions to Present at Kuwait
    TAIS Has Five Solutions to Present at Kuwait 10 December 2019
    TAIS, established by the owners of four leading shipyards of Turkey, attends to Kuwait defence and aviation exhibition GDA. The company is established to offer expert and innovative solutions in naval shipbuilding for demanding customers all over the world. The group has completed a series of projects for the Turkish Ministry of Defence for Turkish Navy which has achieved a contemporary, powerful and modern force structure. Besides shipbuilding TAIS offers a total solution...
  • Current Situation Analysis from SSB
    Current Situation Analysis from SSB 30 November 2019
    The report titled International Cooperation and Export in Defence and Aviation Industry dated October 2019 was shared at the Conference held in Antalya. The study aims to create a sectoral situation analysis in order to prepare the ground for strategy development in line with the 2023 export targets. The study was created with the information provided by 27 companies that realized 95 per cent of the sector's exports according to the data of the Defence and Aerospace In...
  • 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...
  • Problems for F-35 in Turkey
    Problems for F-35 in Turkey 17 July 2019
      S-400 air defence systems that Turkey had purchased from Russia, arrived in Turkey. Missiles, which form the strike force of the system, are expected to arrive by navy soon. With these developments, Turkey, is progressing step by step in the supply route maps previously announced. In other side, the US, that openly opposed to Turkey to acquire these systems, and announced the roadmap as precaution. In the US’ roadmap, priority is given to F-35 aircraft. At pre...
  • Confusion on F-35
    Confusion on F-35 26 June 2019
    The US has released the F-35 roadmap, which is planned to be implemented as of July 31st. Turkey is a Level 3 Partner of F-35 Lightning II Program and Turkey's unwinding is confusing in both industry and operational areas. The United States, the main contractor of the program according to the roadmap, will follow these steps. Pilot and Maintainer Training There are currently 42 students attending F-35 training in the U.S. at Luke Air For...
  • Fair News Issue 74 3 June 2019
    Navantia’s Expectations Are High MBDA Means Missile Leonardo, From All Directions Airbus Have Many Options Altay Move from STE Skif Will See Through DÖRTGÖZ BMC’s Strategic Cooperation for Altay Sharp Eye for Low Altitude Otokar Products Transform ASELSAN Flies High Roketsan Catches the Trend TAI Aims for Higher Altitudes New Thrills at FNSS STM ...
  • Human and Technological Preparedness Level For Aircraft 3 June 2019
    The air force, which were established only in 1911, is an adventure that kicked off with an aircraft Vecihi Hürkuş built out of assembled aircraft parts. The Turkish Aeronautical Association which was founded in 1925 and Demirağ Aircraft Factory which was founded in 1936, Yavuz Kansu’s THK-13 flying wing project in 1947, TOMTAŞ, TAI. A very, very long process. Compared to countries that produce aircraft or make significant amounts of money from aviation and space technolo...
  • TAIS to Build Ships for Indian Navy
    TAIS to Build Ships for Indian Navy 31 May 2019
    TAIS, founded by the owners of the five shipyards of Turkey to offer expert and innovative solutions in naval shipbuilding, has received a $2.3-billion tender to build five ships for the Indian Navy. According to information released to the press, TAIS has won a cooperation tender that involves the production of five fleet support tankers of 45,000 tons. As part of its tasks in the project, TAIS will be responsible for the modernization of the shipyard, the design of the s...
  • 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.
  • Digital Vision for Hürjet Pilots
    Digital Vision for Hürjet Pilots 30 April 2019
    TAI exhibits its Hürjet jet trainer at IDEF’19. The system is displayed at the stand with its cockpit hardware visible and it has been observed that it has a digital cockpit. In addition to the digital cockpit system which increases pilots’ situational awareness and allows more parameters to be monitored simultaneously, HOTAS equipment in the aircraft also attracts attention.
  • US Businessmen to Focus on Turkey
    US Businessmen to Focus on Turkey 3 October 2018
    The American-Turkish Council, which brings Turkish businessmen together with American industrialists and state authorities with the summits held in Washington DC, and will organize its 37th between 22-24 October, will lead US businessmen to Turkey in order to bring together with representatives of Turkish aviation and defense industry. The mission, called Aerospace & Defense Trade Mission will be held between 3-7 December 2018 with the contributions of the US Department of Commerce. In th...
  • Air Force's First Turkish Hürkuş Counting Day
    Air Force's First Turkish Hürkuş Counting Day 31 July 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TUSAS) design Hürkuş-B aircraft is counting days to be delivered to the Turkish Air Force. TUSAS production aircraft got its new Turkish Air Force colours before delivery. TUSAS shared first video of this Hürkuş at its official YouTube channel. New colours resemble the first red-white colour which was used on experimental flights. This aircraft’s painting however does not include the old TAI logo, "experimental aircraft" expressio...
  • 20th Atlas in Inventory
    20th Atlas in Inventory 19 July 2018
    The UK Ministry of Defence has announced that the Royal Air Force (RAF) has received the 20th A400M Atlas transport aircraft. It was also stated that the delivery was made in schedule with the program. The Royal Air Force will have 22 A400M aircraft. The all A400Ms are scheduled to be completed early in 2020. The A400M Atlas, which made its first flight in December 2009, was developed with joint participation of many European countries. TAI and TEI also contribute to the produc...
  • Atak Made Demonstration Flight
    Atak Made Demonstration Flight 18 July 2018
    T129 Atak made a demonstration flight at the Farnborough International Airshow in 2018 holding in the United Kingdom. Part of the demonstration flight was shared from the official Instagram account of the TAI.
  • 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...
  • UK Unveils Future Fighter Concept
    UK Unveils Future Fighter Concept 16 July 2018
    British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson unveiled at the Farnborough air show a full-size mock-up of Tempest, a conceptual next-generation fighter that he said will fly alongside the Lockheed Martin F-35 and the Eurofighter Typhoon in the Royal Air Force in the mid-2030s. Britain plans to develop this new fighter as a joint venture between British aerospace contractors BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and MBDA UK Ltd in cooperation with Italy’s Leonardo. UK cooperates with Turkish Aerospace I...
  • Hurjet at Farnborough
    Hurjet at Farnborough 16 July 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is exhibiting the mock-up of the Hürjet advanced jet traininer at the Farnborough Air Show for the first time. The platform, which is being developed to meet the requirements of the fifth generation jet trainer, will be equipped with advanced task computers. A name has not yet been announced for the Hürjet's propulsion system, the aircraft is about 13.4 meters long and have an 11-foot wingspan. It is planned to be able to re...
  • TAI PRESS RELEASE
    TAI PRESS RELEASE 14 July 2018
    Between July 16-22, 2018 Turkish Aerospace will participate at Farnborough International Air Show (FIA), one of the world’s most important air shows. The company’s new logo will be launched at the largest air show of the world. MALE Class Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ANKA will be exhibited at Turkish Aerospace’s static area. Besides, T-625 utility helicopter which is designed and developed at Turkish Aerospace’s facilities, and is scheduled to make its first flight in Septe...
  • TAI PRESS RELEASE
    TAI PRESS RELEASE 12 July 2018
    Turkish Aerospace, which maintains position as a leader in the Aerospace industry of Turkey, is getting a fresh look with the new logo and identity. Our company, which from the very first day of its establishment until today is a ‘’source of pride’’ of the industry, has introduced its new logo. Swallow’s unique characteristic, which represents freedom, has played a significant role in logo identification while choosing ‘’swallow bird’’ log...
  • T-129 Atak preliminary talks in Philippines
    T-129 Atak preliminary talks in Philippines 11 July 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is at preliminary talks in Philippines for 23 T-129 helicopter according to kokpit.aero. This country has  AW159 in its inventory. AW159 helicopters have same engine family onboard with T-129. It is believed that this common use would provide advantage to Turkey.
  • T-129's show to NATO
    T-129's show to NATO 10 July 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TAI) T-129 Atak helicopter will take place NATO Heads of State and Government parade on 11-12 July. 20 helicopters from 13 different countries will take part at parade. Two Turkish T-129 Attack helicopters will be on the show. Belgian, Czechian, Danish, French, Italian, German, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, US helicopters will also take place.
  • New Breath in Maritime Affairs: TAIS
    New Breath in Maritime Affairs: TAIS 9 July 2018
    Turkish shipyards’ accomplishments have pushed export doors to open. Efforts of five shipyards in Turkey to “achieve strength in unity” resulted in the creation of TAIS. TAIS General Manager Doğan Beşcan shared with C4Defence readers the Company’s objectives and plans.
  • New F-35 delivery from TAI
    New F-35 delivery from TAI 2 July 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) plans delivering 30th F-35 Lightening II Central Fuselage to United States. TAI will produce 400 Central Fuselage in Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme. TAI produced first central fuselage in 2013. US company Northrop Grumman is alternative producer.
  • First Hürkuş Aircrafts Ready
    First Hürkuş Aircrafts Ready 19 June 2018
    The first Hürkuş aircrafts to be delivered to the Turkish Air Force unveiled. Following the session organized by TAI facilities and attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, TAI's manufacturing lines were visited along with the participants. Hürkuş B trainers to be delivered to the Turkish Air Force on the production line showed. The first four of the 15 aircrafts to be delivered at the first pack, the scorpion insignia of the 122nd fleet, where they will s...
  • Hürjet's Mock-Up Unveiled
    Hürjet's Mock-Up Unveiled 19 June 2018
    A full-size model of the Hürjet platform, which design works in progress by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) , has unveiled. A session was organized at the TAI facilities, attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Full scale models of various vehicles exhibited in the especially designed area. Among these models, jet trainer Hürjet's full scale model also took place for the first time. Hürjet is also planned to be used in close air support missi...
  • TEI's engine TS1400 works for the first time
    TEI's engine TS1400 works for the first time 11 June 2018
    The TS 1400 turboshaft engine designed for the T625 General Purpose Helicopter, worked for the first time. The engine is TUSAS Engine Inc. (TEI), and it will work on T625 indigenous helicopter designed by Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TUSAS / TAI). The prototype of the core motor, which forms the heart of the engine with the ignition, was also ignited for the first time. The engine, which will be powered by 1370 hp of power, is planned to be in serial production in 2024 after ...
  • Fair News Issue 62
    Fair News Issue 62 10 June 2018
    Electrical Vehicle by KazTechinnovations “CADI” Meets Visitors KAE Signature in Arlan T-72A Fitted with Owl Eyes AMTE’s Armoured Medical Evacuation Vehicle
    Barys Undergoes Climate Tests
    Short-Range Igla Solution STM in Cybersecurity Training Rocket Deal between ROKETSAN and Kazakhstan OTOKAR in Maintenance Business A400M to Deliver Arlan with ASEL...
  • 2017 Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises List Announced
    2017 Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises List Announced 30 May 2018
    The results of the giant research, which includes the biggest 500 industrial companies organized every year by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry, are released. The study, which was first publicly announced as "100 Big Companies" in 1968, was expanded to 300 organizations in 1978 and to 500 organizations in 1981. As a result of the study, ASELSAN from the defence industry companies stayed the 20th place in 2016. The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), which rises from the 29th place t...
  • TAI PRESS RELEASE
    TAI PRESS RELEASE 25 May 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kazakhstan Aviation Industry (KAI) regarding to bilateral cooperation of “ANKA” UAV System and “HÜRKUŞ” New Generation Advanced Trainer at the KADEX 2018.
  • ATAK Export Deal Inked With Pakistan
    ATAK Export Deal Inked With Pakistan 25 May 2018
    T-129 ATAK attack helicopter, developed and produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI), was exported to Pakistan. Ongoing talks with Pakistan on the ATAK helicopter resulted positively. It was announced in the defence, aviation and space industry section of Justice and Development Party's Elections Declaration of Presidential and General Elections that a contract was very recently signed for the sale of 30 ATAK helicopters with Pakistan. Two yea...
  • Kazakhstan Step by TAI
    Kazakhstan Step by TAI 24 May 2018
    Participating in Kazakhstan Defence Fair (KADEX 2018), Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) signed a cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan Aviation Industry (KAI). Within the framework of the agreement, information on ANKA and Hürküs platforms, developed by TAI, can be exchanged. According to the information obtained, while Kazakhstan prioritizes ANKA, talks on Hürkuş have just started. Kazakhstan was interested in the B and C models of Hürkuş. TAI will a...
  • TAI to Participate KADEX 2018
    TAI to Participate KADEX 2018 22 May 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) will participate in the V. International Exhibition of Weapon Systems and Military Equipment (KADEX 2018) which will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan between May 23-26, 2018. Our company will showcase “ANKA” Multirole UAV System, “HÜRKUŞ” New Generation Basic Trainer, “T129 ATAK” Multirole Combat Helicopter, and “T625” Multirole Helicopter and Turkish Fighter (TF) models. Having played an activ...
  • TAI Announcement 22 May 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) will participate in the V. International Exhibition of Weapon Systems and Military Equipment (KADEX 2018) which will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan between May 23-26, 2018 with “ANKA” Multirole UAV System, “HÜRKUŞ” New Generation Basic Trainer, “T129 ATAK” Multirole Combat Helicopter, and “T625” Multirole Helicopter and Turkish Fighter (TF) models. You may reach the relevant press release her...