The last and 10th A400M transport aircraft to be delivered by the Turkish Air Force was displayed. Following the completion of testing and acceptance activities in 2022, the 10th A400M transport aircraft will arrive at the 12th Air Transport Main Base Command/Kayseri. SSB President İsmail Demir stated that among the 2022 targets of the Presidency of Defense Industries, the last of the transport aircraft ordered by Turkey in the A400M program would be delivered.
ATLAS project, the A400M strategic transport aircraft program started in 1985, while Turkey's accession took place in 1988. Germany, Belgium, France, England, Spain and Turkey within the scope of the project attended by Air Force for a total of 10 units will be supplied A400M. The first of the A400M transport aircraft was included in the Turkish Armed Forces inventory on May 12, 2014.
A400M Atlas aka "Koca Yusuf"
A400M is an OCCAR (Common Armament Cooperation Organization) project. Turkey is not a member of OCC is the project partner countries.
The program was officially launched in May 2003 and integrated into OCCAR. Although the history of the project dates back to the 1980s, the A400M project originally started with OCCAR. The current intention of the participating countries is to supply 170 aircraft. Countries and order quantities are as follows;
- Germany: 53
- France: 50
- Spain: 27
- UK: 22
- Turkey: 10
- Belgium: 7
- Luxembourg: 1
Malaysia, which is not a program member, has ordered 4 aircraft.
The first production aircraft of the A11M, which made its first flight on December 2009, 400, was delivered to the French Air Force in August 2013 and was put into service at the end of a year. While the A400M transport aircraft has been actively taking part in user air operations in Iraq and Syria recently; Afghanistan, Central African Republic, the African Sahel Region, has seen its financial and operational use in France and Turkey's military operations in the Middle East. Qatar and Turkey took place as the dominant transport platform A400M military activities in Somalia.