Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil shared a new year greeting message for company employees
In his congratulatory message, Temel Kotil also evaluated the performance of TUSAŞ for 2022 as well as 2021 targets. In this context, Kotil also gave information about the ongoing Jet Training and Light Attack Aircraft HÜRJET Project. Kotil said, “Hopefully, in 2022, our HÜRJET will open its wings to fly.” He said and announced that the ground tests will be finished within this year. Kotil also stated that they were in good condition in the tender held by Malaysia and said, "Hopefully, we will sell 18 HÜRJETs to Malaysia." said.
Regarding the HÜRJET project, Kotil had previously announced that the Jet Training and Light Attack Aircraft HÜRJET would start ground tests at the beginning of 2022. Noting that the first flight will be carried out in 2022 following the ground tests, Kotil announced on March 18, 2023 that HÜRJET will perform a more mature flight. Saying that the first jet trainer will be delivered to the Air Force Command in 2025, Kotil stated that the work on the armed version (HÜRJET-C) could continue until 2027.
Asked about the deployment of HÜRJET to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship ANADOLU, Kotil stated that the studies are continuing and said, “Since HÜRJET will be a low stall speed aircraft, it is possible to land at TCG Anadolu. If it is necessary to change the stall speed, a change should be made in the wing structure. ” had made a statement.
The detail parts and assembly kits of HÜRJET, whose Critical Design Review activities were completed, took their place on the benches. It is expected that the assembly process will mature in 2021 and the aircraft will be “incarnated”.
The 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 Stunt Aircraft, Aircraft Carrier Compatible Aircraft. Within the scope of the project, it is planned to produce one static and one fatigue test aircraft to be used in test activities with two flying prototype aircraft.
Static-1 wind tunnel tests were successfully performed to verify the aerodynamic surface of the aircraft before the Preliminary Design Phase was completed. In this process, first of all, the configuration for the Prototype-1 aircraft was determined and meetings were held with all system suppliers. The system layout works were accelerated and the aircraft structure was started to be created. After the critical design and analysis activities were carried out, the Critical Design Phase was successfully completed at the end of February 2021.