Paris Air Show 2019: Turkish Aerospace Industries Unveils Mock-Up of TF Fifth-Generation Jet Fighter

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has unveiled a full scale mock-up of its Turkish Fighter (TF) fifth generation jet fighter at the ongoing Paris Air Show 2019, June 17.

“It will be the best fighter in Europe”, said Prof. Temel Kotil, President and CEO of Turkish Aerospace, during the unveiling ceremony.

TF-X (Turkish Fighter – Experimental) is a proposed twin-engine all-weather air superiority fighter being developed by TAI with technological assistance from BAE Systems. The aircraft is planned to replace F-16 Fighting Falcon jets of the Turkish Air Force and to be exported to friendly foreign air forces.

The aircraft is scheduled to make its first flight by 2025 and enter service by 2028.

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