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Engines for domestic fighter jets to be produced in Turkey

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 8

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Engines for domestic fighter jets (TF-X) will be produced in Turkey, Turkish media reported Nov. 8.

In this regard, an agreement was signed between the Turkish company TR Motor and the Secretariat of the Defense Industry of Turkey (SSM).

The first domestic fighter jet will be ready by 2023 and it is being developed as part of the government’s Vision 2023 plan.

From 2011, Turkey has set up the production of mobile outposts that proved useful in fight against the militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and also the Canik TP9 handguns, unmanned ANKA aircraft and other military equipment to strengthen the domestic defense industry.

Turkey is also developing a domestic military laser system.

Earlier, the trials of the domestically-made long-range surface-to-surface missiles have also been conducted in Turkey. The new rocket, named KAAN, was launched from a firing ground in the province of Sinop in the north of Turkey.

The KAAN rocket system, produced by Roketsan, was first demonstrated at the International Defense Industry Fair IDEF 2017 in Istanbul.

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