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Turkish indigenous fighter jet TF-X to be built at rate of two per month by 2029

15th December 2022 - 17:00 GMT | by Tayfun Özberk in Istanbul


First flight of the TF-X is slated for October 2024, with deliveries to the Turkish Air Force by 2028. (Photo: Turkish Aerospace)

First deliveries of the TF-X jet fighter will take place in 2028, according to the CEO of manufacturer Turkish Aerospace. Meanwhile the Bayraktar Kizilelma uncrewed combat aircraft programme is running ahead of its original schedule.

The CEO of Turkish Aerospace, Temel Kotil, revealed a number of new details about the TF-X programme during a briefing held on 8 December.

He stated that the maiden flight of the indigenous fighter jet will be conducted on 29 October 2024, one year earlier than the initial plan, which scheduled the first flight for 2025.

He also said that first deliveries are due in 2028. 'After 2028, starting in 2029-2030, we will begin producing two TF-X jets per month. Each year, 24 jets will be produced. These can increase exponentially as needed. It is a scalable mechanism,' Kotil added.

He further noted that

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Tayfun Özberk


Tayfun Özberk

Tayfun Ozberk is a former naval officer who is an expert in surface warfare, particularly …

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