there was news that about engine surprise from minister and ismail demir had said there is work for hurjet engine but nothing revealed yet , may be indigenous may be not. it is interesting that within 2 years hurjet will fly but we dont know its engine yet.Just wondering, but is there a chance Turkey will try developing a 85-92 kN turbofan engine?
I'm assuming the supply of EJ200 or GE F404 would generally be suspect for the Hurjet and, possibly, in-house UCAV projects.
I know you have a 120-130 kN-class engine for the TFX, but the Hurjet would require a smaller engine. If you intend to export the Hurjet, you'll want to guarantee the engine question.
Technical issues aside, a major problem with such an engine may be economies-of-scale. You may not acquire or sell enough Hurjet trainers to justify the cost, but I think 12-14-ton UCAVs can offset that to an extent. You can also export engines to Pakistan, South Korea, Sweden, etc as a safe Non-Western ITAR-free solution.
@cabatli_53 @T-123456 @Nutuk
half of TEI is owned by GE, thats why they made new tr motor. why its hard to understand it? or u intentionally bring it here?TEI GM said that they could build the TF / X engine in 14.5 years. This project, which was not given to TEI, which has experience in engines and makes its own original air-breathing engines, was given to TRMOTOR, of which BMC Power is a major partner. But I still have hope because TAI is also a partner to TRMOTOR. Thus, TEI, owned by TAI, will also contribute to this project. Otherwise it is not possible.