Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), which is the main contractor in the National Combat Aircraft (MMU) Development Project, continues to work on the development of aircraft intended to be included in the Turkish Air Force inventory in the 2030s.
In addition, TAI will utilize the ecosystem in Turkey at the highest level to develop the systems and subsystems needed in the production process of the aircraft. ASELSAN solutions have an important place in the systems to be procured from Turkey.
ASELSAN will develop national radar, electronic warfare and electro-optic systems for aircraft. With the work to be carried out, it is aimed to develop the critical mission systems needed for MMU nationally and to integrate them into the aircraft in a way to gain full operational capability at appropriate stages in the progress of the project.
For the air communication system needs of the aircraft, the National Combat Aircraft Integrated Communication Navigation Recognition Project was initiated between ASELSAN and TAI at the end of last year. In this context, it is aimed to deliver the works up to the MMU Preliminary Design Review Phase. In addition, work on the contract data request list documents has started.
ASELSAN continues its engineering studies for MMU’s Integrated Electro-optic System Technology Development Project. In addition, development activities for both MWIR and LWIR (Long Wavelength Infrared) MCT detectors are ongoing.
Within the scope of electronic warfare systems, both critical technology development and product requirement definition activities continue with the MMU Integrated RF System Development Project.
National ammunition will be integrated into MMU
ASELSAN’s work continues for the integration of national ammunition into MMU. Within the scope of the contract signed with TAI, it is aimed to integrate the Miniature Bomb, Intelligent Multi-Relief and Laser Guided Bomb to MMU.
Contract negotiations are also held between ASELSAN and TAI for Flight Control System Sensors and Helmet Integrated Display. With the signing of the contract in 2021, it is planned to start work on this subject.
With the MMU Project, Turkey will take its place among the countries with the infrastructure and technology that can produce a 5th generation combat aircraft as a result of the studies in the areas of technology such as low visibility, built-in weapon bay, high maneuverability, increased situational awareness and sensor fusion.