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    Turkey: F-4 Phantom II crashed

    Post  Vladimir79 on Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:59 am

    In Turkey, crashed American fighter F-4 Phantom
    24.07.2009

    In the eastern part of Turkey's multi-purpose fighter crashed American-made Phantom F-4 Turkish military aircraft. According to the Associated Press, the incident occurred during a training flight, two pilots survived.

    According to the head of the Turkish province of Malatya Mahmeta Ulvi Saran (Mehmet Ulvi Saran), the pilots successfully ejected a few seconds before the plane crashed in the region after taking off from Air Force base Erhak Turkey. After this war had to be hospitalized.

    As the Agency, the car landed in a field near a Turkish village near the town of Yazihan. The reason for the incident remains unclear, however, testimony by representatives of local authorities, the sky that day, it was clean.

    Note that multi-Phantom fighter development of McDonnell Douglas various modifications have been received by the Turkish army since 1974. Their supply lasted until mid-1990, including the transfer of used cars, and the United States Air Force in Germany. At present, armed with the Turkish air is more than 160 such aircraft.
    23.07.2009

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    Turkish Air Force:

    Post  nightcrawler on Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:29 pm

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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    ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News

    Turkish Aerospace Industries, or TAI, one of the country's top defense firms, unveiled Tuesday the nation's first locally designed and developed, large-scale drone at the Farnborough Airshow 2010 in Britain, one of the world's top defense fairs.

    The medium-altitude, long-endurance drone, named the Anka (Phoenix), is designed to operate at 30,000 feet and boast 24-hour endurance, TAI said Wednesday.

    The Anka unmanned aerial vehicle is scheduled to take off for its maiden flight in October and is set for full operating capability by late 2012, the company said.

    Turkey is planning to use the Anka for reconnaissance and target acquisition purposes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which in recent months has intensified attacks on Turkish targets in the country's southeast from bases in neighboring northern Iraq.

    The PKK is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

    TAI originally launched the $92 million Anka program in 2004, but the project faced development problems that caused delays.

    There are plans to manufacture four prototypes as part of the program.

    The Turkish Air Force has not formally placed any orders but is eventually expected to acquire roughly 30 Ankas, according to a defense procurement official.

    The Anka's original roll-out ceremony took place at a TAI plant near Ankara on July 16 with National Defense Minister Vecdi Gönül in attendance.

    Foreign interest

    At that ceremony, TAI and procurement officials said a few countries, including Pakistan, also are interested in buying the Anka.

    One TAI official said an armed version of the Anka was possible but was not currently in the works.

    Defense industry sources said the Anka's ultimate role was still unclear, but members of the TAI team producing the drone said they were confident it would become a key part of Turkey's electronic spying arsenal.

    The Anka has a maximum payload capacity of 200 kilograms and will fly at a speed of 75 knots, officials said.

    Turkey also accepted the delivery of six Israeli-produced Heron drones, which can also fly at an altitude of up to 30,000 feet for 24 hours.

    Four of those platforms are operational now, while Turkey is expected to receive four more Herons later this summer.

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=turkey-unveils-major-drone-at-air-show-2010-07-21

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    Re: Turkish Air Force:

    Post  GarryB on Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:33 am

    Looks like a nice bird.

    They call it a UAV yet they talk about a 200kg payload.

    I guess they mean side looking radar and IR linescan and other such payloads.

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    Turkey may adopt Chinese SAM System

    Post  Cyberspec on Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:00 pm

    Turkey leaning towards the HQ-9...


    ANKARA — Turkey is strongly leaning toward adopting a Chinese long-range anti-missile and air defense system, Turkish procurement officials said, even though it may be impossible to integrate the system with its existing NATO architecture.

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    http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130623/DEFREG04/306230007/Turkey-May-Adopt-Chinese-Air-Defense-System

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    Re: Turkish Air Force:

    Post  Viktor on Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:29 pm

    Of course it is possible to integrate it. Same story was sold to S.Korea which wanted to buy S-300V in front of Patriot system.

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    Post  Cyberspec on Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:58 am

    I agree, but it will be a big surprise if the Turks opt for a non-western system

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    Post  GarryB on Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:19 am

    I agree, but it will be a big surprise if the Turks opt for a non-western system

    I would say it was about time... the west was keen to get Turkey into NATO but not interested in welcoming them into the EU... perhaps they should be looking elsewhere...


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    Two Turkish air force -F4 E- jets -would ?- crash -or downed by syrian Panstsir- killing four pilots

    Post  nemrod on Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:02 pm

    http://presstv.com/Detail/2015/02/24/399056/Four-killed-as-two-Turkish-jets-crash
    It seems to be a vey good news. But telling that these aircrafts would crashed is simplt laughable.

    "The debris of our two planes was found at 8:45 p.m. (1845 GMT) and our four hero pilots were martyred,” the statement said.

    The Turkish army said the planes crashed due to an accident but refrained from giving further information over the cause of the incident or how the two jets apparently crashed simultaneously.

    Hey! Tell me during a conflict, in Nato area, the inflation of so-called "accidents" would seem to be high! lol!  When US used to loose aircraft, or helicopter, it is always a mechanical problem! Few months ago, I was circumspect when I learn that few F-18 lost in accident, during....manoeuvers near North Korea, where NK army built up several efficient SAM in offensive stance.  Well, let's admit there was "accident". But this time, in Turkey, talking about accident, is a mere joke.
    In fact, Turkey is concerned by the fact that Syrian army -with precious iranian, hezbollah, and russian help-  is blowing terrorists that Turkey supports near Alep. Erdogan enragged, recently, yesterday turkish army in order to release the vise, made an incursion inside syrian territory. There were more than simple skirmishes but true battle between syrian army, and turkish soldiers with tanks in order to help desesperated terrorists. The turkish army seemed to fail,  I am near sure that these two aircrafts were sent in the goal to attack syrian army battalion engaged, but they simply downed by undoubtly SA-22 Greyhound aka  Pantsir-S1.

    As the terrorists could no longer hope a help from the other terrorist state as is Israel, because zionist entity was neutralized after the disaster of shebaa farm, where at least 20 soldiers were killed. Daesh-terrorist organisation asked help from Turkey, this time turkish army lost two fighter-bombers. And the next ?

    Good news isn't it ?

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    Post  GarryB on Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:30 am

    I wouldn't say four people dying because of their stupid government is ever good news...


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    Post  nemrod on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:14 am

    GarryB wrote:I wouldn't say four people dying because of their stupid government is ever good news...

    It is a good news, in fact Iam happy when a I heard terrorists organisations die like Daesh members die, marines die, US special forces die, US pilots die, turkish pilots die, israelis pilots die, etc... For several years Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq, Lybia, many african countries etc are completly ravaged and destroyed by US-Israel, and their allies. But Iam sad, and enraged when innoncents people were slaughtered during terrorist attacks like Madrid, Algier, London, Paris, New York, Beslan, Moscow, Cairo. Here these pilots die, because they chose to serve whatever their governenment ask them, they are military personnels, they knew the risk, they knew their army is destroying country, they knew exaclty what their government did in Syria. I don't cry when ennemies soldiers die, sincerly I fed up about their fate.

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    T129 ATAK attack and tactical reconnaissance helicopter

    Post  assslan on Sun May 17, 2015 10:15 am

    T129 ATAK is a new generation, tandem two-seat, twin engine helicopter specifically designed for attack and reconnaissance purposes. T129 ATAK, developed from the combat proven AgustaWestland A129CBT, incorporates totally new system philosophy with new engines (LHTEC CTS 800-4A), new avionics, visionics and weapons, modified airframe, uprated drive train and new tail rotor.

    The T129 ATAK is the helicopter selected in 2007 by the Government of Turkey for the Turkish Land Forces; development and production will be assured by the "ATAK Team", a Joint Partnership of Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) and AgustaWestland. The first TAI-manufactured helicopter was delivered to Turkish Land Forces by the end of April 2014.

    T129 ATAK has been optimized to meet and exceed the "high and hot" performance requirements for harsh geographical and environmental conditions while providing the following key characteristics;

    Day & night all environment capability; effective, precise weapon systems that provide combat superiority while low visual, aural, radar and IR signatures, high level of crashworthiness and ballistic tolerance provide high battlefield survivability.
    Excellent situational awareness through good visibility arcs and fully integrated mission and communication systems.
    Eased crew workloads through superior performance, agility and platform stability and handling qualities.
    Reduced Preparation Time augmented by off-board Mission Planning System and reduced take-off time.
    Low operating cost through effective design and on-condition maintenance.
    T129 ATAK could be provided with MIZRAK ATGMs, and CIRIT (70 mm. Guided Rockets) designed for Turkish Armed Forces. Further armament options include Hellfire and Spike ATGMs, Stinger A/A missiles. A new FLIR system increases image quality and range performance with real-time image processing and multiple target tracking with high resolution thermal camera, laser rangefinder, designator and spot tracker. The relatively small radar cross section and state of the art systems counter measure systems help to provide high battlefield survivability, low visual, aural, radar and IR signatures.

    Technical Specifications:

    Powerplant: LHTEC CTS-800 4A, 2 x 1014kW (2 x 1361shp).
    Max Design Gross Weight: 5000 kg (11,023 lb).
    Dimensions: Length: 13.64 m Main Rotor Diameter: 11.90 m Overall Height: 3.96 m.
    Crew: 2, Tandem.
    Cruise Speed: 269 km/h, 145 kts.
    Range: 561 km.
    HIGE: 3993 m.
    HOGE: 3048 m.
    Service Ceiling: 6096 m.
    Endurance: 3 hrs (std tank).
    Armaments: 2x4 UMTAS ATGM Missile (or Hellfire or Spike), 4x19 70 mm (2.75”) Unguided Rockets, 4x2-4 70 mm (2.75”) Guided CİRİT Rockets, 2x2 ATAM Stinger.

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    Re: Turkish Air Force:

    Post  assslan on Mon May 18, 2015 5:30 pm

    T-129 Atak was in İstanbul yesterday...

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    Re: Turkish Air Force:

    Post  assslan on Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:41 am

    Turkish PEACE EAGLE Project: Boeing 737 AEW&C


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    Re: Turkish Air Force:

    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:22 pm

    "The U.S. Congress has been informed on a potential Foreign Military Sale to Turkey for 1,000 JDAM tail kits and 200 BLU-109s. The estimated $70 million request is for 400 GBU-31(V)1s, 200 GBU-31(V)3s, 300 GBU-38s, 100 GBU-54 Laser JDAM tail kits plus 1000 FMU-152A/B fuzes and other associative parts."



    Source: http://alert5.com/2015/10/30/turkey-cleared-to-buy-1000-jdam-kits/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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    Re: Turkish Air Force:

    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:47 pm

    Turkey finally abandoned the purchase of Chinese HQ-9 SAM


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    Post  JohninMK on Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:50 am

    Turkey gets its last 737 mini AWACs delivered. Didn't hear the others mentioned during the Su-24 shootdown saga, just US and Saudi E-3s.

    ANKARA — Boeing delivered the fourth and last Peace Eagle airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Turkish armed forces, which the company says will further increase the country’s self-defense capabilities.

    GTC, a local PR company working for Boeing, said in a Wednesday press release that the final aircraft comes with upgraded software and a software support center to augment the ground support unit.

    Aysem Sargin Isil, general director for Boeing in Turkey, said Turkey is the only country in the region to have AEW&C capabilities.

    In addition to the four aircraft, the Peace Eagle program includes ground support segments for mission crew training, mission support and system maintenance.

    AEW&C provides advanced airborne surveillance and battle management capabilities, and can simultaneously track airborne and maritime targets.

    Under a July 23, 2003, contract priced at more than US $1.6 billion, Boeing was to develop and deliver four AEW&C aircraft to the Turkish Air Force in 2008. The program involved the delivery of the 737-700 airframe, ground radar and control systems, ground control segments for mission crew training, mission support and maintenance support.


    http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/air-space/isr/2015/12/09/boeing-delivers-last-aewc-aircraft-turkey/77031152/

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    Post  max steel on Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:57 pm

    Turkish drone successfully passes tests to fire domestic missiles





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    Post  Militarov on Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:30 pm

    "Defense News reports that Turkey is interested to exercise its options for two more Boeing 737 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft. The country’s Defense Industry Executive Committee is expected to make a decision this year, an official told the publication. The last Peace Eagle was delivered by Boeing in December last year. Turkey bought a total of four aircraft."

    Source: http://alert5.com/2016/02/06/turkey-keen-on-getting-two-more-peace-eagles/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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    Post  Militarov on Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:47 am

    "The Anka, a medium-altitude, long-endurance drone developed by Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI) made its debut missionary flight, Turkish aerospace officials said. The Anka flew on Feb. 5 in Turkey’s eastern province of Elazig. The drone reached an altitude of 19,000 feet and successfully carried out a four-hour exploration and observation flight.

    The choice of location for the debut flight was strategic, according to Deputy Defense Minister Suay Alpa. “[We expect]… all elements of the defense industry will support and strengthen this struggle,” Alpay said, referring to renewed violence in the country’s eastern and southeastern regions between the Turkish military and separatists Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). TAI started its work on the Anka in 2004. In 2013, the company won a contract from the Turkish government to supply 10 Ankas and their ground control stations. In 2014, military and defense officials moved ahead with a plan to add satcom capabilities to the Anka, while also bringing together a task force that would design and develop an indigenous engine for the drone. That drone, the Anka S will be delivered by 2017. The Anka is TAI’s first indigenous design in aerospace.



    In December, Turkey's local industry successfully tested an armed, tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The tactical UAV tested for armed flight is the Bayraktar produced jointly by two Turkish private companies, Baykar and Kale Kalip. In its first armed flight test, the Bayraktar was equipped with the "mini smart ammunition" system developed by the state-controlled missile maker Roketsan. The company launched the system at the IDEF 2013 defense exhibition in Istanbul. The mini smart ammunition system has a range of eight kilometers."


    Source: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/policy-budget/industry/2016/02/07/turkish-drone-anka-makes-debut-flight/79973784/

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    Re: Turkish Air Force:

    Post  Grazneyar on Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:05 pm

    No mention of the Turkish stealth fighter they have anounced ? Apparently it will have Eurofighter engines and BAE Systems will provide design assistance. The aim to produce 250 stealthy air dominance fighters at $100 mil each by 2025 sounds hopelessly optomistic. Considering Turkey has no real indigenous aerospace industry. For the most part they build kits designed else where. Any country that plans to field F 35's is difficult to take seriously when anouncing these big projects. I suspect the greatest probability is that it remains as vapourware.

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    Post  Militarov on Tue May 31, 2016 2:46 am

    "The Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation, known by its Turkish acronym MKEK, has recently certified the 2,000 pound (907 kilogram) bomb for use with F-16 and F-4 multirole fighter aircrafts.

    Ihsan Cagatay Oncel, the research and development manager at MKEK’s factory in Kirikkale, central Turkey, said the weapon was capable of penetrating reinforced concrete targets.
    “The penetrator bomb has the capability to break reinforced concrete and now its certification for F-4 and F-16 warplanes has been completed,” he told Anadolu Agency.

    Based on the Mark 84 bomb, the device can destroy underground ammunition and fuel dumps and structures such as dams, bridges as well as systems such as missile batteries and radar antennae."






    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/turkey-start-to-produce-bunker-buster-bomb-for-use-with-f-16.html

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    Post  Militarov on Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:52 pm

    "Under the program, Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP) prime contractor Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and TUHP subcontractors Sikorsky, Aselsan, TEI and Alp Aviation will manufacture and deliver 109 T-70 helicopters over the next 10 years to Turkish Land Forces, Turkish Air Force, General Command of Gendarme, Special Forces, Turkish National Police, and the General Directorate of Forestry.

    TAI will be responsible for manufacturing, final assembly operations, tests and integrated logistics support of all airframe structures and composite rotor blades. In addition to TAI’s work scope, Turkish Engine Industries (TEI) will build engines under a license from General Electric (GE); Aselsan will develop and integrate basic avionics and will co-develop with Sikorsky an enhanced digital cockpit known as the Integrated Modular Avionics System (IMAS); and Alp Aviation will carry out production and assembly of landing gears, gearbox and dynamic components.

    Turkey’s Defence Industry Executive Committee has reported a total program value of $3.5 billion, inclusive of the work to be performed by TAI, Sikorsky and other TUHP partners. With this program Turkey’s utility helicopter requirements will be met, and Turkish industry will play a significant role in fulfilling domestic needs in military and civil areas.

    T-70 will be based on the S-70i Black Hawk medium transport helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft."


    There was a word year or two ago that total req for this type of helicopter in Turkey might be over 600 pieces.

    Source: http://defence-blog.com/news/turkey-orders-109-new-t-70-medium-transport-helicopters.html

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    Post  max steel on Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:21 pm

    Turkey Kicks Off Competition for Command and Control Aircraft

    Turkey’s defense procurement bureau has launched an international competition for the acquisition of two command and control aircraft. wrote:

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    Re: Turkish Air Force:

    Post  max steel on Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:38 pm

    Turkey loses another Black Hawk helicopter


    A Turkish Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk helicopter crashed in northeast Turkey on 5 July killing seven and injuring eight others, according to a Turkish military statement.

    The helicopter was carrying Turkish military personnel and relatives. Those killed include both military personnel and family members.

    The cause of the crash in Giresun province has not been determined, according to the military. However, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli ruled out an attack as the cause of the crash, instead linking it to possible bad weather or a technical failure.

    Turkey is now believed to have lost 17 Black Hawks since 1993.


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    Post  The Ottoman on Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:57 am

    Despite Tensions With US, Lockheed Prepares to Hand Over F-35s to Turkey

    Despite increased tensions between Turkey and the NATO alliance and growing instability in the wake of last week’s failed coup attempt, Ankara will still receive its first two F-35 Joint Strike fighters.

    http://sputniknews.com/military/20160720/1043363472/turkey-coup-f-35s.html


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