HÜRJET, the first jet-powered military aircraft developed by TAI with domestic and national resources, left the hangar for the first time. HÜRJET is expected to make its maiden flight next year.
The National Jet Training and Light Attack Aircraft HÜRJET made its first exit from its hangar at the Turkish Aerospace Industries facilities recently. The first prototype of HÜRJET, which was on the landing gear, was removed from the hangar by the aircraft towing vehicle.
It has been seen that the engines of the HÜRJET prototype, which is planned to make its first flight on March 18, 2023, have not been integrated yet. The aircraft, whose engines are expected to be integrated in a short time, will begin ground tests and prepare for its first flight in 2023.
Recently, the Defense Industry Executive Committee decided to place the first HÜRJET order for the Turkish Air Force Command. The HÜRJET Project, which was initiated with TAI’s own resources, thus took on the armor of the state.
TAI started the HÜRJET Program for the potential emerging in the market, using its cost-effective knowledge and experience in the production and design of training aircraft/systems.
HÜRJET, it is aimed to design, manufacture, and complete the qualification and certification activities of the new generation jet trainer, which will replace the T-38 aircraft in the inventory of the Air Force Command and the F-5 aircraft used in aerobatic demonstrations.
Among these targets is the execution of the first safe flight in the configuration determined within the scope of the project at the beginning of March 18, 2023, the completion of the certification activities by the end of 2025, and the launch of the jet trainer variant.
Configurations planned to be worked on; Combat Preparedness Training, Light Attack (Close Air Support), Counter Force Duty in Training, Air Patrol (Armed and Unarmed), Acrobatic Demonstration Aircraft, and Aircraft Carrier Compatible Aircraft.
Within the scope of the project, it is planned to produce two prototypes of flyable aircraft and one static and one fatigue test aircraft to be used in test activities. (DefenceIndustryST)
Wingspan 9.5 m
Wing Area 35 m^2
İtki 17.600 lb
Max Speed 1.4 Mach
Service Ceiling 45,000 ft
G Limits +8 G/-3 G
Distance 2222 km
Load Capacity 2721 kg
source Tolga Özbek