HÜRJET Comes to Light in England

18 Eylül 2018
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The special coverage published in the 58th issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review (TDR) is below:


One of the world’s most important aviation fairs, the Farnborough International Airshow, was held in the United Kingdom on July 18–22. Among the institutions and organisations that attended the fair from Turkey were Alpteknik Havacılık, BİTES, CES Advanced Composite Products, EMGE, GES Engineering, Gökser Makina, Onur A.Ş., OSSA (OSTİM Defence and Aviation Cluster), REPKON, ROKETSAN, SAHA Istanbul, the Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association (SSI), TEI, TTAF Defense and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).

TAI, for the first time, displayed a mock-up of HÜRJET for the first time during the event, along with the various weapon systems that may be used on the aircraft. The company also brought the ANKA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and T129 ATAK helicopter to the show, as well as a T625, the first flight of which is scheduled for September this year.

The exhibition also saw another significant development about HÜRJET project, which was launched by TAI with its own resources in August 2017.  On July 22, the final day of the event , the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced that the Turkish Air Force (TurAF) and TAI had signed the HÜRJET Protocol, thus giving the HÜRJET project official status and accelerating development works.

HÜRJET is planned to be developed in two different configurations, as a trainer aircraft; and as a close air support and light assault aircraft. The trainer aircraft is planned to replace the T-38 jet trainer aircraft in the TurAF inventory, while the close air support and light attack configurations are expected to support TurAF’s F-16 aircraft during close air support and combat training missions.

HÜRJET will have air-to-air refuelling capability and a helmet-integrated display system.


Table 1. Planned Technical Features of HÜRJET

Thrust 17,000 lbf
Maximum Speed Mach 1.2
Payload Capacity 2,721 kg
g Limits +8g /-3g
Range 2,592 km
Wing Span 9.8 m
Service Ceiling 45,000 feet
Length 13 m
Wing Area 24 m²
Height 4.2 m


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During the fair, TAI signed a contract with the Aircraft Research Association (ARA) for the risk reduction phase of the wind tunnel tests for the TF-X National Combat Aircraft Project.


New Cooperation between ROKETSAN and Thales

ROKETSAN introduced a broad range of solutions during the event, where it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thales related to the joint development of new solutions for energetic systems. Having had developed good relations in recent years, the two companies will target the international market within a common vision through their new cooperation.

International delegations from many different countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Taiwan and Ukraine, declared an interest in the company’s products and capabilities.

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OSSA Shakes Hands with Mexican FEMIA

OSSA attended the fair with the goal of introducing the capabilities of its members, and signed a good-will agreement with the Mexican Federation of Aerospace Industries (FEMIA) on the second day of the event, thus paving the way for new cooperations between the members of OSSA and Mexican aerospace companies.

FEMIA is a non-profit Mexican aerospace organization that brings companies operating in the space and aviation sectors together.

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