TAI TF-X

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The TF-X (Turkish Fighter – Experimental) is a proposed twin-engine all-weather air superiority fighter being developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in collaboration with BAE Systems.wikipedia
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Turkish Air Force

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The aircraft is planned to replace F-16 Fighting Falcons of the Turkish Air Force and to be exported to foreign air forces.
$45 billion was earmarked to go to the overhaul of the Turkish Air Force, and includes commissioning new combat aircraft (consisting of TAI TFX and Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II) and helicopters (consisting of heavy lift, attack, medium lift and light general purpose helicopters).

Turkish Aerospace Industries

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The TF-X (Turkish Fighter – Experimental) is a proposed twin-engine all-weather air superiority fighter being developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in collaboration with BAE Systems. During the visit of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May to Turkey in January 2017, BAE Systems and TAI officials signed an agreement, worth about £100 million, for BAE Systems to provide engineering assistance in developing the aircraft.

Fifth-generation jet fighter

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The Mitsubishi X-2 Shinshin, TAI TFX, and HAL AMCA are in the early stages of development.

BAE Systems

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The TF-X (Turkish Fighter – Experimental) is a proposed twin-engine all-weather air superiority fighter being developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in collaboration with BAE Systems. During the visit of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May to Turkey in January 2017, BAE Systems and TAI officials signed an agreement, worth about £100 million, for BAE Systems to provide engineering assistance in developing the aircraft.
During Theresa May's visit to Turkey in January 2017, BAE and TAI officials signed an agreement, worth about £100 million, for BAE to provide assistance in developing the TAI TFX aircraft.

Eurojet EJ200

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On 20 January 2015, Aselsan of Turkey announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Eurojet, the manufacturer of the EJ200 engine used in the Eurofighter Typhoon.
It is envisaged that the collaboration would produce a derivative of the EJ200 with thrust vectoring for use in Turkey's TFX 5th generation air superiority fighter programme.

Air superiority fighter

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The TF-X (Turkish Fighter – Experimental) is a proposed twin-engine all-weather air superiority fighter being developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in collaboration with BAE Systems.

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

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The aircraft is planned to replace F-16 Fighting Falcons of the Turkish Air Force and to be exported to foreign air forces.

Ministry of National Defence (Turkey)

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The Turkish Ministry of National Defense said the TF-X would make its first flight by 2023, but this was later delayed to 2025.

Maiden flight

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The Turkish Ministry of National Defense said the TF-X would make its first flight by 2023, but this was later delayed to 2025.

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

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On 15 December 2010, Turkey's Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) decided to design, develop and manufacture a national next generation air-superiority fighter which would replace Turkey's F-16 fleet and operate with other critical assets like F-35 Lightning II.

Jane's Information Group

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Jane's has described the project as "extremely ambitious."

Theresa May

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During the visit of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May to Turkey in January 2017, BAE Systems and TAI officials signed an agreement, worth about £100 million, for BAE Systems to provide engineering assistance in developing the aircraft.

ASELSAN

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On 20 January 2015, Aselsan of Turkey announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Eurojet, the manufacturer of the EJ200 engine used in the Eurofighter Typhoon. ASELSAN is currently developing an advanced Active electronically scanned array radar which will use gallium nitride (GaN) technology for the TF-X program.

General Electric F110

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In October 2018, local media reported that unknown number of initial production fighters will be equipped with General Electric F110 engines until the TRMotor finalizes the national engine.

United Engine Corporation

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In a surprise move, some Russian companies (United Engine Corporation) have also stated that they were ready to provide technology for the TF-X engine.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Turkish President Erdoğan, accompanied by Russian President Putin, were showcased the fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jet at the MAKS 2019 international airshow in the Moscow region on 27 August 2019.

Sukhoi Su-57

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Turkish President Erdoğan, accompanied by Russian President Putin, were showcased the fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jet at the MAKS 2019 international airshow in the Moscow region on 27 August 2019.

Supercruise

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Hüseyin Yağcı, TAI's chief engineer on the TF-X program, has stated that all three conceptual designs thus far feature a design optimized for low radar cross-sectional density, internal weapons bays, and the ability to supercruise; features associated with fifth-generation fighter jets.

Active electronically scanned array

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ASELSAN is currently developing an advanced Active electronically scanned array radar which will use gallium nitride (GaN) technology for the TF-X program.

Gallium nitride

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ASELSAN is currently developing an advanced Active electronically scanned array radar which will use gallium nitride (GaN) technology for the TF-X program.

TAI Anka

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The TF-X will be integrated from the cockpit to accompanying UAV's (most likely the TAI Anka) through encrypted datalink connections.