Turkey decides to build first war plane

Turkish National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul said that they decided to project the country's first war plane.

Turkey decides to build first war plane

Turkish National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul said that they decided to project the country's first war plane.

Gonul said after the Defense Industry meeting which lasted for about four hours under the leadership of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, "we have been reviewing the offers under the project for meeting helicopter requirements of both the Turkish Armed Forces and the other public institutions. Since we did not consider the offers of the Sikorksy of the USA and Agusta Westland of Italy as sufficient, we decided to continue hold talks."

"On the other hand, we have given directives for a war plane project in Turkey for the first time. The plane will be a new generation jet and fly with F16 and F35 jets," he said.

Asked whether Turkey would cooperate with South Korea to manufacture the war plane, Gonul said, "there are 5-6 countries in the world manufacturing war planes. South Korea also wants to build war planes just like Turkey. We can cooperate with South Korea. For the time being, we decided to manufacture Turkey's own war plane."


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