Turkey sinks into denial over defense programs

By dint of wanting to play on several fronts at the same time, Ankara now seems to see the prospects for its ambitious defense programs come up against the reality of international relations. Thus, within the framework of the T-FX program aimed at designing a new generation fighter bomber to replace the oldest F-4 and F-16, and which still expects to produce a first prototype by 2023, the director of industries Turkish defense forces, Ismail Demir, announced on December 4 that the new device would be powered, in its initial version, by the F-110 reactor from the American General Electric, the reactor which notably equips the F-16…

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Excluded from the F35 program, Turkey reorganizes its aeronautical ambitions without the West

While the US Department of Defense had just officially notified Ankara of its definitive exclusion from the F35 program following the acquisition of S400 systems from Russia, Selcuk Bayraktar, the CTO of the company Bayraktar, well known for its drones TB2 which played a decisive role during the Turkish engagements in Syria and Libya, as well as the buts of the Azeri forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict of 2020. The latter detailed the roadmap that the Turkish authorities were preparing to follow in the field of military aeronautics. And the least that can be said is that the country does not…

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The Sukhoi Hypothesis resurfaces in Turkey

After a very tense end to the year, in particular due to the implementation of sanctions imposed by the American Congress, the Turkish authorities had chosen to adopt a more conciliatory profile on the international scene, at least in appearance, so as to curry favor with new US President Joe Biden, and lift US and European sanctions that are severely hampering the smooth running of the country's defense programs. If some have indeed changed their posture, such as Europe which, under pressure from Berlin, suspended the implementation of the yet symbolic sanctions decided at the end of December in order not to…

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Ukraine nationalizes engine manufacturer Motor Sich, preventing Chinese takeover

It is undoubtedly a great service that Ukraine, and its president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has just rendered to the United States and the West, by deciding to nationalize the national aeronautical engine manufacturer Motor Sich, to prevent the company, and its know-how in aircraft and helicopter engines does not fall under the control of the Chinese company Skyrizon, and thereby enables the Chinese aeronautical industries to catch up in the field of aeronautical turbojets and turboprops . By doing so, President Zelenskiy exposes Ukraine to the wrath of Beijing, as well as significant damages, at least if we are to believe the official speech of…

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Russian Rostec would develop a 5th generation single-engine light fighter

The Russian Defense industry has recorded many successes in recent years on the national but above all international scene, with an average of $13,5 billion exported each year over the last 5 years. This allowed it to modernize many of its infrastructures, but also to start development work outside of a national order, even if the Russian state remains the majority and sometimes sole shareholder of most of these companies. Several specific programs have thus been launched, particularly in the field of drones and robotics. But the statements of the president of the Russian technological giant Rostec this Monday during a press conference show…

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Ukraine and Turkey advance in their industrial collaboration about Defense

A few days ago, we pointed out the difficulties faced by the Turkish defense industry after the interventions of the country's armed forces in Syria, Libya and Azerbaijan, actions that led to a certain banishment from the country by many industrial and technological players in European, American and even Russian defence. But there remains a country for which Turkey could prove to be the ideal partner, and vice versa: Ukraine. Indeed, the Ukrainian defense industry remains very active, even if in recent years, Ukrainian exports of defense equipment have clearly collapsed. In particular, it has…

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Is Turkey struggling to find partners for its defense programs?

The development of the Turkish defense industry has been one of the strategic objectives of President RT Erdogan since he came to power in 2003. As such, he has granted very significant tax advantages to investors engaging in this way, and has often mobilized significant public funds to set up the necessary industrial infrastructure. Of course, such investments required results to match. And in recent years, the Turkish industry has become more and more visible in international defense exhibitions, to the point of beginning to be considered very seriously as a potential competitor by players in this sector. Among…

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Will Japan, South Korea and Turkey capture the 5G medium fighter market?

Since the end of the Second World War, 3 countries have traditionally shared the light fighter market in the West: Great Britain (Vampire, Gnat, Harrier), France (Mystère IV, Mirage III/F1/2000, Super- standard) and the United States (F86 Saber, F104 Starfighter, F16). Surprisingly, for nearly 30 years, Great Britain and France seem to have definitively turned towards the medium and heavy fighter market, with the Tornado, Typhoon and Tempest on one side, and the Rafale and SCAF on the other. The same is true when in the United States, which is content to modernize the F16 platform which continues however to prance at the top of sales in the…

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Turkish drones to receive satellite link and attract customers

With Israeli vagrant ammunition, Israeli drones such as the now famous TB2 from Bayraktar have undeniably shown great effectiveness during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, a conflict during which they participated in the elimination of a large part Armenian armor and fortifications, despite the presence of anti-aircraft assets such as SA-8 batteries of Soviet origin. These successes only confirm those already recorded in Libya and Syria, theaters in which they would have obtained significant success against modern anti-aircraft systems such as the Russian-made Pantsir S1, yet designed to fight against this type of...

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Turkey builds new factory for future T-FX fighter jet

The exclusion of Ankara from the F35 program has obviously caused much ink to flow, in Turkey as in the United States. Beyond the political and industrial aspects, the main constraint for the Turkish armies of this decision related to the acquisition of S-400 systems of Russian origin, is the absence of a short-term solution to replace part of its air force. reached by a strong obsolescence, as is the case of its F4E Phantom acquired in the 70s. But this also deprives Ankara of Western support to develop its program of "new generation" fighters T-FX, intended to replace the few 250 F16 in service within the forces…

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