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20 juillet 2015 1 20 /07 /juillet /2015 17:30
Turquie: Coopération avec les géants mondiaux dans l'industrie de défense


18.07.2015 trt.net.tr


Le centre d'Intégration et de Test des systèmes spatiaux inauguré il y a deux mois dans les sites de TAI, est le produit de ce partenariat


Les entreprises turques de l'industrie de défense visent à accroitre leur part de marché avec leur partenaire étranger.


Les sociétés nationales TAI, AESLSAN et Yonca-ONU ont proposé de nouvelles solutions au marché mondial en collaboration avec THALES, société d'origine française.


Le géant mondial THALES qui opère dans 56 pays et différents secteurs comme les transports, la sécurité, l'aérospatiale, l'aviation et la défense, a produit d'importantes solutions avec les entreprises turques.


Le centre d'Intégration et de Test des systèmes spatiaux inauguré il y a deux mois dans les sites de TAI et qui existent uniquement dans certains pays, est le produit de ce partenariat.


La société d'origine française et la société nationale turque TAI ont proposé au Pakistan la solution développée pour les Forces navales turques dans le cadre du projet MELTEM-2.

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8 février 2015 7 08 /02 /février /2015 12:30
Upgraded Anka carries out maiden flight


2 Feb 2015 By: Beth Stevenson - FG


Turkish Aerospace Industries has begun flight testing of the Block B variant of its Anka medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle. A $300 million order for ten of the type in 2013 saw the Turkish air force become the first customer for the UAV. These will be delivered in the Block B production configuration, the first of which carried out its maiden flight - lasting approximately three hours - on 30 January.


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12 juin 2014 4 12 /06 /juin /2014 16:30
Turkish Armed Forces Takes Delivery of T129 ATAK Helicopter


Jun 11, 2014 ASDNews Source : AgustaWestland, A Finmeccanica Company


TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries) and Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland are pleased to announce that the Turkish Armed Forces have taken delivery of their first “T129 ATAK” Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter on 22nd of April 2014. This delivery, celebrated during an official ceremony on June 10th, is the first of 59 helicopters, 9 in T129A Early Delivery Helicopter (EDH) configuration, and 50 in T129B configuration.


T129 ATAK, is a new generation, tandem two-seat, twin engine helicopter specifically designed for attack and reconnaissance purposes, developed from the combat proven A129CBT, incorporates totally new system philosophy with new engines (LHTEC CTS 800-4A), new avionics, visionics and weapons, modified airframe, uprated drive train and new tail rotor.


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16 janvier 2014 4 16 /01 /janvier /2014 18:45
Hurkus turboprop trainer made by TAI

Hurkus turboprop trainer made by TAI



14 January 2014 by Oscar Nkala - defenceWeb


Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said his country may soon acquire the T-129 attack helicopter and Hurkus turboprop trainer from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) as the two countries expand defence ties.


According to reports from Turkey, an unnamed government official said Zeidan toured the TAI production facilities on January 3 and was briefed on the possible sale of the two aircraft. The official said TAI is optimistic that Libyan official and the company will start discussions regarding a possible sale, which could be an entry point into for Turkey into the Libyan weapons market.


“We are hopeful about a powerful entry. The Libyans are keen to explore possibilities of cooperation. Libya could be a promising market soon, especially in view of the fact that political relations are excellent,” the official said. Turkey has been developing the T-129A helicopter in partnership with British-Italian aircraft manufacturer AugustaWestland.


So far, the initial T-129A has been used for flight testing while the full specification T-129B is still under development. However, the Turkish company is required to seek US permission to export the US-made LHTEC CTS800-4N engine which powers the T-129 before concluding any sales agreement with Libya.


Zeidan also expressed interest in acquiring the indigenously developed Hurkus-C basic trainer and close air support aircraft. Powered by a 1 600 horsepower engine, the aircraft has a maximum speed of 574 kilometres per hour.


It can fly up to an altitude of 10 577 metres and has an average lifespan of 35 years (or 10 500 flight hours). According to a serial production agreement reached between TAI and the Turkish government on December 26 last year, the company will produce an initial 15 Hurkus-B aircraft which will be equipped for basic pilot training, instrument flying, navigation training and weapons and formation training.


Addressing Turkish media during a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, Zeidan said the two countries have reached ‘preliminary consensus’ on the purchase of 20 000 military uniforms and 20 000 assorted weapons. He also expressed interest in buying Turkish-made patrol boats for the Libyan coastguard. IHS Janes reports that Libya is interested in the purchase of Arma and Cobra armoured vehicle’s from Turkey’s Otokar.


Libya is still struggling with insecurity problems and is attempting to bolster the military following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011 after nine months of civil war.


Since then, the country has descended into chaos with various post-revolutionary militias, some of whom are alleged to be aligned to Al Qaeda, operating throughout the country.


Turkey is also part of a group of nations which include the US, UK, France, Italy and some Gulf Arab states which are actively training the Libyan Army and providing various forms of assistance which include weapons and logistical supplies. Approximately 1 000 Libyan soldiers were trained in Turkey last year, according to IHS Janes, and another 2 000 will be trained as well.


A total of 15 000 Libyan troops will be trained over the next five years. Turkey, Italy and Britain have pledged to train 8 000 soldiers and police.

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13 décembre 2013 5 13 /12 /décembre /2013 08:30
Turkey produces first F-35 center fuselage


ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 12 (UPI)


The first Turkish-made center fuselage for the F-35 Lightning II has been delivered to Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman by Turkish Aerospace Industries.


TAI said the center fuselage was delivered Wednesday at a ceremony at its manufacturing facility in Ankara and will be installed onto the aircraft by Lockheed in Texas.


"Delivery of the first F-35 center fuselage is a major step by TAI to demonstrate its commitment to adding value to the (F-35) program," said Muharrem Dortkasli, president and chief executive officer of TAI. "TAI invested in brand new, state-of-the-art facilities, machinery, equipment and tooling to manufacture the most advanced and complex assembly of the F-35, fifth-generation fighter aircraft.


"It is now time to begin delivering world-class TAI center fuselages to the final production line at an increasing rate every year."


TAI is producing center fuselages for the F-35 as a sub-contractor to Northrop Grumman. It also produces center fuselage metallic assemblies for the F-35A, selected composite components for all F-35 variants, composite air inlet ducts for F-35A, and air-to-ground alternate mission pylons for all F-35 variants.


It said once the F-35 program reaches full rate production, it will ship three center fuselages a month to assembly lines in the United States and Italy.


"This is a great achievement for the Northrop Grumman-TAI team," said Brian Chappel, vice president of the F-35 program at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "We worked hand-in-hand to manufacture the first center fuselage, following established processes implemented by Northrop Grumman on our own assembly line in California. Together, we are driving down costs and raising efficiencies to help the F-35 program meet its affordability goals."

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30 janvier 2012 1 30 /01 /janvier /2012 08:30
First T-129 to be delivered in April

Jan 28 2012 trdefence.com

Head of the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries  (SSM), Mr. Murad Bayar, has announced that the first of the highly anticipated T-129 ATAK helicopters is set to be delivered to Turkish Land Forces in April, government’s semi-official Anatolian News Agency (AA) reported.

T-129 is Turkey’s re-configured and nationalized mid-weight attack helicopter based on the Italian A-129 Mangusta by Agusta-Westland. It features an improved engine that increases both the range and flight ceiling of the helicopter, an indigenous mission computer designed by Turkish electronics powerhouse Aselsan, improved avionics and sensor suites, as well as various foreign and domestic missile systems boosting a newly added air-to-air guided attack capability.

Turkish Armed Forces will receive a total of 4 T-129 attack helicopters in 2012, and 5 in 2013. Rest of the order, totalling 51 gunships in various configurations, will be delievered through 2017.

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is the prime contractor of the project and is responsible for the production of airframes and integration of subsystems into the helicopters. Aselsan is the main developer of electronics, mission computer, navigation, communication and sensor systems.

Bayar said that T-129 is technologically among the world’s top attack helicopters, and as a true multirole platform, will serve Turkey’s needs in all theaters of operation.

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