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Turkey’s Kale, Rolls-Royce to launch joint venture to produce jet engines

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  1. Attila the Hun

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    Kale Group Vice President Osman Okyay (L), Kale Group President Zeynep Bodur Okyay, UK's Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore and Rolls-Royce Defense Aviation Unit President Chris Cholerton pose for a picture during the press conference.


    Kale Group, one of Turkey's leading defense contractors, will a launch a joint venture with the British automotive and aviation giant Rolls-Royce to develop and manufacture jet engines.

    Kale Group aims to develop jet engines for civilian and military use, especially for the Turkey's domestically-built fighter jet project TF-X.

    Rolls-Royce previously declared its interest in the TF-X project, and the company CEO Warren East visited Turkey in October 2016 to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım for the company's possible role in the project.

    A press conference was held Monday in Istanbul to acknowledge the nature of the partnership. The joint venture named "TAEC Aircraft Engine Industry Corporation" will be established by Kale and Rolls-Royce with 51 percent and 49 percent shares, respectively.

    Rolls-Royce Defense Aviation Unit President Chris Cholerton said that the joint venture will design an engine for TF-X from scratch and its intellectual property rights will remain in Turkey.

    Kale Group Vice President Osman Okyay stated that as the first TF-X is expected to fly by 2023, it is their target for the engine to go into use, whereas they expect that they would launch serial production by 2030.

    The TF-X project is deemed to be of crucial importance in replacing the ageing F-16 fighter jets, which form the backbone of Turkish Air Force. The first batch of the jets are expected to be delivered by 2023, the centennial of the Turkish Republic.

    Kale is already in a partnership with U.S. aerospace giant Pratt & Whitney and the joint venture produces F-135 engine parts of F-35 fighter jets.

    Group company Kale Aviation also supplies structural parts and sub-assembly services to civilian and military aviation giants including Boeing, Airbus, Spirit, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin.

    https://www.dailysabah.com/defense/...o-launch-joint-venture-to-produce-jet-engines
     
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    I guessing Turkey could also export those engines.
     
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    Hopefully, even if not, the experience should do us good. But I am no engineer, maybe someone else could answer you.
     
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    Last time our conservative citizens always blame GB and English's deep goverment.
    According the Turkish conservatives : GB has been arranged July coup, Syrian conflict , the GB demolish the Vahidettin and brought to Atatürk power.
    Even though In first world war The GB didn't give us the warship paid by us.

    But today everybody suddenly forgot historical events , they suddenly fall in love with Englismen.

    Because BAE and RollsRoyce are going to corporate with Turkey. They will show how to produce fighter's.
    Irony of politics.:)
    İ am looking forward The AKIT toilet paper and A HABER what will say ?
     
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    trouble with muslims is we are stuck in history....time to move on. this is a fluid world
     
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    Is Ukraine involved in any Aviation deals with Turkey apart from just UK?
     
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    I don't know .They havent shared any deals.
    If Turkey will continue corporating with Russia there won't be any news.
    Even though what could Ukraine give to Turkey?
    I dont expect Turkey would interested in an old Soviet technology.
     
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    Would be great for Turkey if everything goes smoothly.

    Rolls Royce is the best of the best in the world in terms of making engine technology (one of the most specialized technology in the world).

    GE and RollsRoyce are Boeing and Airbus of engine industry
     
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    You shouldn't take AKTROLLS too seriously on social media. :)
     
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