Ankara, Turkey – Date set for national Combat Aircraft, Hürjet, Gökbey and Atak-2.
Turkey reveals its difference with domestic and national breakthroughs in the defense industry. Hürjet and Atak-2 are expected to make their first flight in 2023. Gökbey helicopter will take its place in the sky in the same year. The National Combat Aircraft (MMU) will exit the hangar.
Turkish Aerospace Industry, Hürjet, Gökbey, Atak-2 and National Combat Aircraft Projects are moving rapidly in the calendar determined. By the 100th year of the Republic, some are intended to make their first flight, some are intended to leave the hangar. They will claim the future in heaven and add strength to the power of army.
As the Republic leaves a century behind, Hürjet will salute independence by taking its place in the sky. The aircraft, which has completed a preliminary design review, will be used to replace existing aircraft on training and demonstration flights. Jet training and light attack aircraft Hürjet stands out for its wide range of missions and superior payload capacity.
The range of Hürjet, which has a length of 13 meters, is 2,592 kilometers. It has features such as Night Vision compatibility and air refueling.
Other features of Hürjet
- 9,8 meter wingspan
- 2,271 kilograms maximum load
- 1.4 Mach maximum speed
- 45 thousand ft altitude
Gökbey is also the first general purpose helicopter produced with domestic facilities. It successfully made its first flight in 2018, and will have its first delivery in 2021. Ground and air tests are continuing successfully, Gökbey is also aimed to be in the sky in 2023.
Distinguished by its versatile qualities, the helicopter will be used in air ambulance and search and rescue areas. Gökbey will be able to fly at high altitude in difficult climatic and geographical conditions. Gökbey, which can watch at a speed of 300 kilometers, has a capacity of 12 passengers.
Other features of Gökbey
- 15.87 meters length
- 740 kilometers range
- 3.8 + hours of airtime
- High temperature and altitude performance
- Multitasking capability
- Large cabin volume
National Combat Aircraft
National Combat Aircraft will also be one of the most important works in aviation. The National combat aircraft, which is under development, will be out of the hangar by 2023.
It will show itself with its prototype, and will be actively used after 2030. The domestic fighter aircraft, which is planned to have a wingspan of 14 meters and a length of 21 meters, will be able to reach a speed of 2,200 kilometers.
The aircraft, which will be equipped with artificial intelligence, will carry the characteristics of precision strike and low observability.
Other features of national combatant aircraft
- 6 meters height
- 55 thousand ft maximum altitude
- 27 thousand 216 kilograms takeoff weight
- Combat damage detection
- Low observability and infrared speed
Atak-2 will also be another star of the sky. Engineering works of the heavy-class attack helicopter, which will combine high technology with national targets, are continuing rapidly. Atak-2 will make its first test flight in 2023.
Located in the 10-ton class, the helicopter has a useful load capacity of more than 1200 kilograms. It is also noted for its missile capability and ballistic protection.
Other features of Atak-2
- 30 mm cannon
- 2.75 inch guided and unguided rocket
- Anti tank missile
- Air missile
- Advanced electronic warfare and countermeasure systems
- Ballistic protection against 12,7 mm ammunition and durable armored cockpit
- Surface-to-air missile systems
More than 70 per cent of defenses will increase after the new phases. National goals will be advanced with domestic resources and high technology.