Hürjet to make maiden flight in 2022
- July 25, 2018
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) announced that Hurjet advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft is scheduled to make its first flight in 2022.
Turkish Defense Industry Directorate, Turkish Air Forces Command and Turkish Aerospace Industries have been signed a protocol within the scope of the Hürjet project.
Under the protocol, Defense Industry Directorate and Air Forces Command will give strong support to the project.
The main aim of the Project is to replace existing TurAF T-38 Trainer Aircraft. Hürjet’s Light Attack configuration will share the role of F-16 Aircraft as Lead-in Fighter Trainer and Close Air Support in the 2020’s with its 3000 kg payload. Hürjet is expected to be used for Close Air Support, Red Aircraft and Air Policing (or board security and counterterrorism) missions by Turkey and allied countries.
Hurjet, designed with the goal of 5th-generation training aircraft, will be equipped with an advanced mission computer in its modern cockpit. The aircraft will also be supplied with superior radar and sensitive attack systems, and with its air and ground communication capabilities it will reduce threats and risks.
Hurjet will be 13.4 meters long with a wingspan of 11 meters, and it will provide environmental security in offensive operations.
In the project, Hürjet’s maximum altitude is set at 45,000 feet, along with its 3,000-kilogram payload and a maximum speed of Mach 1.2.