First Turkish National fighter jet could fly in 2020
Turkey's dream of producing a national fighter jet entirely on its own is likely to finally come true after a meeting of the Defense Industry Implementation Committee (SSIK) on Saturday. The committee decided to start on the design of the first Turkish fighter jet and talks with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Tusas Engine Industries (TEI) and Uzay Industries on producing the aircraft. "The jet will be cutting edge," the committee said in a statement after the meeting. "It will replace the F4s and will be a fighter jet that works with the F-16 and F-35."