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Turkey invites Malaysia to join its TF-X future fighter jet program

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  1. ghost250

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    https://www.defensenews.com/air/202...5Kvl2WKi1B3hQ7aie_dy5QEgSDWqvdNSwFHEH6uApDI9k

    ANKARA, Turkey — A state-owned Turkish company as invited Malaysia to join the country’s indigenous fighter program, the TF-X, following Ankara’s suspension from the U.S.-led F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

    Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Aerospace Industries, said he is now awaiting Malaysia’s reply. Last year, TAI signed a memorandum of understanding with the Asian nation for the co-production of TF-X composites.

    TAI is also considering Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Kazakhstan as potential partners or buyers of the future fighter jet.

    “[TF-X] will be the first big fighter jet of the Muslims,” Kotil said. “Building the aircraft first and then selling it is a modality. But we think it’s better if we take in partners at this stage."

    The company also invited Malaysia to partner on its Hurkus, a trainer and light attack aircraft.

    Meanwhile, the Turkish government is keen to revive talks with British company Rolls-Royce for the design and production of the TF-X. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said in December that the government wants to move forward with its planned cooperation with Britain for the production of the aircraft. But Turkey must first select an engine for the TF-X and then finalize the aircraft’s full design — a process that has lagged behind schedule.

    A £100 million (U.S. $131 million) deal between Rolls-Royce and Turkish manufacturer Kale Group was effectively put on hold amid uncertainties over technology transfer.

    In October 2016, Rolls-Royce offered a joint production partnership to Turkey to power the country’s planned platforms. The offer involved potential sales to third parties and a production unit in Turkey to manufacture engines for the TF-X as well as helicopters, tanks and missiles.
     
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    I think Pakistan should join this project, as it will be beneficial in the long term.
     
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  3. Indos

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    Thats right, Pakistan cannot go alone on 5 generation fighter development. Even a country like South Korea still need Indonesia participation on KFX program.
     
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    Bangladesh also need to involve with it.
     
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    This could be the answer for bd mrca dilemma
     
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    With the expertise they found in MH370 project, I am sure this project would be a smashing success.
     
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    Tfx, a Muslim fighter jet?
     
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    why you think that
     
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    It reads:

    “[TF-X] will be the first big fighter jet of the Muslims,”
     
  10. Ultima Thule

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    its means first major project of 5th gen jet by any Muslim country
     
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    First you should get a 4th gen fighter then start dreaming of stealth.
     
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    Seriously dude tune it down!!!
     
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  13. Ultima Thule

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    Does Indonesia had a experience to develop 4th gen jets and now they working with koera on KFX, so chill down bro
     
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  14. JohnWick

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    Welcome back from being banned.
    Who says there is no abnormality in this world?
    But there are also Rational Nations in this world like Pakistan India China USA Germany France UK.....
     
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    The project is so suitable and appropriate for Pakistan that we have to have a very good reason for not joining it.