ANKARA, ($1=13.52 Turkish Liras) — Turkey provides Malaysia to supply 15 of a attainable order of 18 Turkish TAI Hürjet single-engine, tandem seat, supersonic superior coach, and light-weight fight plane, BulgarianMilitary.com has discovered, citing an announcement by Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil.

Turkey offers Malaysia to produce TAI Hürjet light combat aircraft
Photograph creit: Anadolu Company

Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil is the Normal Supervisor of Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. and spoke on native tv station A Haber about Turkey’s participation within the Malaysian tender by which TAI is taking part. “Turkey has already ordered 16 of the TAI Hürjet mild coaching and fight plane. Turkey wants this plane, which is way more economical than the American F-16,” Kotil stated in an interview. Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil confirmed to the tv viewers that the aircraft carries a ton of explosives, is powered by a jet engine and based on him, this aircraft has a spot in worldwide markets.

“I hope our supply to our Malaysian pals can be constructive. There’s a tender process and we’re taking part in it by providing – three plane to be produced in Turkey and 15 to be manufactured in Malaysia underneath license,” Kotil stated.

Turkey offers Malaysia to produce TAI Hürjet light combat aircraft
Photograph credit score: Anadolu Company

What’s Malaysia on the lookout for?

Late final yr, Malaysia launched a young for the acquisition of 18 mild fight plane wanted by the Royal Malaysian Air Drive [RMAF]. In line with native Malaysian sources, six firms have to date submitted tender paperwork. These are: Korea Aerospace Industries with their mild fight plane FA 50, China participates with L-15, Italy participates with Leonardo M-346, India provides Malaysia Tejas and the Russian Federation provides MiG-35.

Earlier than the launch of the public sale in Malaysia, there was public opinion that the Pakistani-Indian JF-17 fighter was the favourite to win the public sale, however later it turned out that this plane didn’t take part or was not allowed to take part within the tender process.

In line with unconfirmed data, Malaysia is able to pay as much as $ 960 million for the sunshine fighter jets requested by the Asian kingdom.

TAI Hürjet

Turkey provides mild coaching and fight plane, which remains to be underneath growth, however already on the ultimate straight from the beginning of collection manufacturing. Ankara plans to conduct the mandatory floor exams in 2022, and the primary flight check is deliberate for March 18, 2023. Then serial manufacturing is anticipated.

Turkey offers Malaysia to produce TAI Hürjet light combat aircraft
Photograph credit score: Anadolu Company

Turkey is anticipated to obtain its first TAI Hürjet simulators for the Air Drive by the tip of 2025, and by the tip of 2027 to obtain the primary items of the TAI Hürjet – C model, which is the fight model of the plane. BulgarianMilitary.com remembers that in mid-January this yr, Turkey unveiled the method of manufacturing the primary prototype of this plane.

“We participated on this public sale and submitted our proposal. We’re at present within the technique of analysis. We count on the choice to be made within the first quarter of this yr, by March 2022,” stated TAI Deputy Govt Director Attila Dogan on January 11.

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