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Rolls-Royce Offers Engine for Turkish-Made Fighter Jet

By Burak Ege Bekdil6:21 a.m. EST December 8, 2015







ANKARA, Turkey — Rolls-Royce is offering its EJ200 engine to power the first Turkish-made fighter jet, Turkish officials said.

Procurement sources said the Ankara government and Rolls Royce may be coming near to a deal depending on what the company's solution will entail in terms of production, know-how and export licenses.

Under a program dubbed the TFX ,Turkey wants to design, develop and produce its own fighter jet. Political and procurement officials are aiming for 2023 for its first test flights, the year when Turkey will be celebrating the republic's centennial, although most observers view that target with skepticism.

In October, Rolls-Royce signed a memorandum of understanding with Turkey's state scientific research institute to open an "advanced manufacturing technology center in" Turkey.


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The move came shortly after Turkey's procurement authorities met in Britain with Rolls-Royce officials to discuss an engine they want to power the TFX.

Under the MOU, Rolls-Royce will work with the TUBITAK research council and related Turkish ministries: science, energy, transport and defense.

Rolls-Royce invests about £1.2 billion in research and development annually. It operates in more than 50 countries and applies for some 600 patents on new technologies every year.

Eurojet Turbo GmbH is a major partner of Rolls-Royce together with MTU, ITP & Avio for offering the EJ200 as a potential engine for the TFX programme. Rolls-Royce said the technology of EJ200 makes it smaller and simpler in layout than current engines of a similar thrust class, while giving it lower fuel consumption and an unprecedented power-to-weight ratio.

The first series production Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft were flown in February 2003. The Typhoon flew operational missions over Libya as part of Operation Ellamy, totaling 6,000 engine hours without a reject.

Rolls-Royce has so far delivered more than 1,100 EJ2000 engines. It has a thrust range from 13,500 lbf dry to 20,000 lbf with reheat.


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We would be so happy to see such thing happening. The recent cooperation between Turkey-KSA will benefit the both sides.

Good luck brother. :)

Rolls-Royce good maker , in EF-2000 Diameter Engine 77 cm .. in Rafale 90 cm ( M-88 Engine )
But there is a big difference .. we talking about 16.900 lb for M-88 .. and 20.250 lb .. for EJ-200
for this I expect a good future for the new " Turkish-made fighter " . :)
 

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The recent cooperation between Turkey-KSA
The KSA has financed alot of Turkish military ''projects'' like procurements of F-16s in the 80/90s,way before Erdogan.
Many people dont know this,did you know?
 

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There are many sources but lets look at F-16 Air Forces,should be valid.

F-16 Air Forces - Turkey

Peace Onyx II
In March of 1992, a follow-on order for two batches of 40 block 50 F-16C/D's (68 C's and 12 D's) was placed under the Peace Onyx II FMS program. The funding of the first 40 planes will be met primarily by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the Emirates. Peace Onyx II started with the production of F-16 Block 50, serial number #93-0657. The program is worth some USD $3.5 billion. TEI (Turkish Engine Industries) will supply 96 F129 IPE engines, ASELSAN will produce 100 LN93-RLG. The Peace Onyx II aircraft were delevered from 1996 till 1997.

Most of it is never revealed,some people just know.
 

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The KSA has financed alot of Turkish military ''projects'' like procurements of F-16s in the 80/90s,way before Erdogan.
Many people dont know this,did you know?
I've never heard of this, but Turkey is one of our closest friends.:)
 

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I've never heard of this, but Turkey is one of our closest friends.:)
People think that because of Erdogan,there is cooperation between us but,thats not the case.
I wanted to make that clear.*-^
 

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