Air Forces to receive first Turkish training aircraft HÜRKUŞ in 2017
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 29 /Trend, R.Hafizoglu/
The first Turkish training aircraft HÜRKUŞ will be transferred to the Turkish Air Forces in 2017, Anadolu agency reported on Saturday.
It was earlier reported that during the meeting of the Defense Industry Executive Committee, there was made a decision to start the serial production of the first national training aircraft "HÜRKUŞ" .
According to the data received from the Turkish Air Forces, some 15 "HÜRKUŞ" aircrafts will be produced in the first stage. The aircraft production may increase in the future depending on the decision of the Turkish Air Forces Command.
The first Turkish training aircraft HÜRKUŞ was successfully tested on August 29. Around 50 engineers and more than 350 professionals worked over the design of the plane.
HÜRKUŞ aircraft was created by the Turkish Research Centre for Aerospace Technologies (TUSAŞ).
The centre also produces parts for F-16 fighters, A380 passenger airbus and A400M military Airbus TUSAŞ has also produced diffusers for A350 Airbus since 2012.
The Turkish defence industry has recently focused on developing and production of its own products. Turkey managed to achieve a self-sufficiency level of 54 per cent in the defence industry.