3 years is just an understatementTEI ceo Mr. Aksit said TS1400 test are ongoing and first flight test will take place in 2023 , yesterday .
i just a little bit disappointed for schedule but anyway , at least we will have an engine within 3 years
man! this project has started in 2013 unofficially and officially in 2017, so we worked on it for 8 years it is not short span of time3 years is just an understatement
You need years to develop the engine before they go on extensive flight trials... thousands of hours of actually flight time before the design of the engine & it's viability can be certified
Not to mention the actual serial production which would take considerable amount of time too
Going down the T129 route is just pure stupid
More promises from the Turks with nothing but tweets to show for
Meanwhile our pilots continue to climb into the cockpits of obsolete choppers that should have been phased out years ago
Better late than never….In T129 case, it seems We tried to copy the Indian style of handling military deals.
I have heard Dostum is returning to Afganistan! Make no mistake this time!! Take him out with a precise hit! I hope the PAF is already practicing….I believe Turkey should think again & again before commit Afghanistan is a Pitt if super powers like US failed Turkey is nobody just relaying Dostum won't take them anywhere my two cents stay away from this
But by committing to airport turkey can also extract US waive from US for Pakistan a real possibility
Yep ATAK-2 is where it is. The T-129 is a dead end. The US admin played foul not only with the ATAK engines but also the Vipers.The T-129 deal is dead in the water. I didn't ever think that any deal with the Turks would actually materialize, but at least the Corvettes are on schedule. The americans really should be cut-out from any deal that remotely connects with them. Their entire front on foreign policy is flying around like carded wool and the time has come to enact concerted efforts to cut-out any and all connections with americans in any future military contract deals.
As for the Turks, well the loss of this deal will hurt them, regrettably so. But Pakistan must ensure that any future deals with the Turks is one which has no vulnerabilities to any sanctions by the americans.