Defense Industry President Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir made important statements regarding the "new dimension" of the HÜRJET project on the bets on alternative warplanes to the F-35B to deploy on the "aircraft carrier".
SSB İsmail Demir stated that with the introduction of the TCG ANATOLIAN LHD in the inventory, the SİHA will be deployed with an approach that will be the first in the world, and explained that HÜRJET is also discussed in this context. In his speech, Demir said, “We said let's start with UAVs. We talked to HÜRJETİ TUSAŞ. He is working on the subject of 'can something be done that can land and take off the ship'. made statements.
In his speech, SSB İsmail Demir stated that in the Jet Training and Light Attack Aircraft HÜRJET Project carried out by the Turkish Aviation and Space Industry (TAI), the jet trainer aircraft will be shaped in the first stage and the light attack version will be shaped in the future.
TUSAŞ System Engineering Manager Yasin KAYGUSUZ announced that HÜRJET passed the CDR, or Critical Design Review, and started to be created. KAYGUSUZ stated that the jet trainer HÜRJET will be the "light attack" version of the HÜRJET-C, and stated that the first metal cutting process and code writing were carried out within the scope of the HÜRJET project.
In January 2021, TUSAŞ General Manager Temel Kotil stated that in 2021, it could be seen in HÜRJET with its body engine installed. The first flight of HÜRJET is planned to take place in 2022, after the completion of the prototype production and ground tests.
In the last statement made by SSB İsmail Demir, it was stated that Bayraktar TB3 UAV systems will be deployed on the TCG ANATOLIAN amphibious assault ship. The Bayraktar TB3 SİHA system, which continues to be developed by Baykar Defense, will have a foldable wing structure as well as being the Bayraktar TB2-based SİHA system specially developed for TCG ANATOLIA.
In the process of transforming the TCG Anadolu LHD into an armed unmanned aerial vehicle (SİHA) ship, 30 to 50 Bayraktar TB3 SİHA platform, which will have foldable wings, will be deployed on the ship. Bayraktar TB3 SİHA systems will be able to take off and land using the deck of TCG Anadolu. It is stated that at least 10 Bayraktar TB3 SİHAs can be used in operations simultaneously with the command center to be integrated into TCG ANADOLU.