Kale Group, which produces domestic engines, delivered 4 of the KTJ-3200 engines to be used in SOM and Atmaca missiles last month. Kale Group Vice President Osman Okyay, who stated that they have 10 years of experience in turbojet engine development and production, said that they are not limited to the KTJ-3200, but that they have developed 3 different engines.
The variety and delivery numbers of Türkiye’s domestic engines that will carry cruise missiles to their targets continue to increase. Osman Okyay, Vice President and Technical Group Head of Kale Group, which produces domestic engines, said that they have been working on developing and producing turbojet engines for 10 years as a group. Noting that they signed the serial production agreement for the KTJ-3200 engine to be used in SOM and Atmaca missiles last year, Okyay said that they started the deliveries of the engines. Okyay said, “We delivered 4 engines last month. 3200 newton turbojet engines, which we call KTJ-3200. Deliveries will continue next year with very high numbers.”
3 MORE TYPES WILL BE PRODUCED
Osman Okyay said that they are not limited to the KTJ-3200 in their engine development projects, they have developed 3 different engines that the country needs. Stating that one of them will serve as the engine of the Çakır missile, Okyay said, “We have developed an engine of 1750 newtons. This will be the engine of our Çakır missile. We are delivering the first one at the end of this month. Therefore, flight tests will begin, and it is planned for the beginning of next year, around January,” he said.
Noting that they have developed a third engine with a higher thrust of 3700 newtons for the “Black Atmaca”, the land version of the Atmaca missile, Okyay added that they are carrying out another engine development project called Arat.
It received serious demand from western countries
Osman Okyay stated that they have not made any special efforts to seek a market for exports so far. Okyay said: “It is very interesting, the engine issue is actually an important bottleneck in the world, there are very few manufacturers in the world. We heard the news about our engines and about 10 countries came to our door after hearing them. All of them are very serious demands. There are developed Western countries among them. Engine issue It is an area where we are dependent on the West. It is important that a Western country asks us for engines and moreover, they demand that we develop a special engine for them.”