Turkish Aerospace Industries selected the Dassault Systèmes to accelerate the development of the TF-X aircraft.
“The size of the TF-X Program presented us with an opportunity. We wanted to select a software solution suitable for this project that also allows us to streamline our business process with Aerospace best practices,” said Temel Kotil, President/CEO, Turkish Aerospace. “Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its integrated applications convinced us of the need for taking a next step. Our company will gain extensive capabilities for aviation design, development and production, and be able to demonstrate its determination to accomplish large projects.”
“Aircraft development, considered one of the most technologically advanced projects in any industry, is growing more complex. As companies integrate sophisticated systems and technologies, they seek new ways to conceptualize, design, manufacture, test, certify and sustain products while collaborating across functions and geographies,” said David Ziegler, Vice President, Aerospace & Defense Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides them with the digital capabilities to accelerate such programs by up to 50 percent. Turkish Aerospace can therefore improve decision-making, reduce risks, and transform its end-to-end development.”
With the TF-X Project, the aim is for the Air Force Command to meet its combat aircraft requirements after the 2030s with an original domestic design model.
TF-X is designed to serve air-to-air combat requirements. The 19m-long aircraft will have a wing span of 12m and wing area of 60m². Its maximum take-off weight (MTOW) will be 27,215kg.
The aircraft will offer high degree of situational awareness, advanced weapon systems, sensor fusion techniques and low observability. Interoperable capability with other fighter jets such as the F-35A will make it suitable for joint operations.
The aircraft will feature an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar supplied by ASELSAN. The AESA radar in combination with the stealth fuselage will ensure superior stealth capability.