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Turkiye's Hurjet trainer and light attack aircraft makes maiden flight

3rd May 2023 - 11:00 GMT | by Tayfun Özberk in Istanbul


Hurjet's first flight took place on 25 April, with first deliveries to the Turkish Air Force due in 2025. (Photo: TAI)

TAI has completed the first flight of its Hurjet supersonic trainer and light attack aircraft platform, intended to replace the Turkish Air Force's T-38 fleet.

Turkish Aerospace's (TAI's) Hurjet trainer and light attack aircraft made its first flight on April 25. The test flight was announced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

This is considered a critical milestone for the Turkish aerospace industry as Hurjet is the country's first indigenous supersonic jet aircraft.

TAI gave some more details about the first flight on social media: 'Hurjet completed its inaugural test flight, achieving an altitude of 14.000ft and a speed of 250kt during the test, while remaining airborne for 26 minutes.'

The prototype took off from Mürted airfield in Ankara at 07.35am local time and landed back

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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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