As far as I know, this is a presupposition based on the rhetoric of CTO Selçuk Bayraktar in an interview he gave on a television recently. Imo, the main thing he wants to tell there is how unmanned systems and manned systems will collide with what kind of arithmetic. In any case, as an initial cost of ownership, 1 f35 may not equal 10 KE all time, as at least 3 variants are already planned and one of these planes will have a 2x10000 lb engine pair.Has the cost of the Kizilelma drone been published/indicated anywhere ?
There is AL25TLT on the leading block where you see the engine integration tests above. In fact, if you compare even this with the F135, for example, there is a cost difference about of more than 1/10. Once the TF-6000 is ready for operation, things will be much easier. While Selçuk Bayraktar says that they can produce 10 KE with the purchase cost of each f35, it is useful to take into account in this comparison that one aircraft can be imported and the other is domestic production. And more importantly, one of these aircraft carries a pilot, while the other is an unmanned system. This difference will narrow as KE begin to increase abilities in further blocks but always will be there.
However, if taking into account the entire life cycle and flight cost, this system will of course allow for incomparably more economical operation. This naturally creates an opportunity to allow 3-4-5 jet drones to be taken against each manned jet. It is not possible for manned jets to prevail against such a saturation.