The production of components for the first Turkish-made fighter TAI TF-X has already been established and will be completed by the end of 2022, the general director of the Turkish defense company TUSAŞ Temel Kotil told Anadolu.
“Today, the central part of the fuselage of the fifth generation F-35 aircraft is being produced in Turkey. Therefore, there will be no special problems in the production of 20,000 parts for the new Turkish aircraft,” Kotil said.
The TAI TF-X is a proposed stealth twin-engine all-weather air superiority fighter being developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries in collaboration with BAE Systems. The aircraft is planned to replace F-16 Fighting Falcons of the Turkish Air Force and to be exported to foreign air forces