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TAI confirms Hürkuş-C deliveries to Niger and Chad

2nd November 2022 - 12:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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Hürkuş-C deliveries were initially scheduled to begin in mid-2022 but have been delayed. (Photo: Turkish Armed Forces Foundation)

Turkish Aerospace Industries will deliver the Hürkuş-C to Niger and Chad in the coming months and the company is confident that more orders will come from African countries soon.

Turkish Aerospace Industries has confirmed the delivery of two Hürkuş-C light trainer and combat aircraft to Niger and three to Chad. 

TAI’s deputy GM Atilla Doğan told reporters at Africa Aerospace and Defence 2022 at the end of September that the company would complete delivery to Niger by the end of the year, and in Q1 of 2023 for Chad.

The news that Turkey would supply Hürkuş-C to Niger along with several Bayraktar TB2 UAS came in 2021. The Hürkuş-C deliveries were initially scheduled to begin in mid-2022 but have been delayed.

Nigerien pilots had reportedly begun training ahead of the

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Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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