Turkish fifth-generation fighter can get Ukrainian engines

The problem with engines for the promising fifth-generation Turkish fighter TF-X can be solved thanks to Ukraine. Defense News reports that at the end of August, Ukrainian-Turkish talks were held on deepening military-technical cooperation.

The editorial office also recalled that Ukraine is already supplying engines for Turkish Bayraktar TB2 attack drones, which have shown themselves in all their glory in Libya. In addition, according to information from Interfax-Ukraine, the parties are actively discussing options for joint production of the above-mentioned drones.

It should be noted that cooperation between the two countries is not limited to the supply of power plants for the Bayraktar TB2. The prototype of another Turkish attack drone, called Akinci, took off in August on two AI-450T turboshaft units manufactured by the Ukrainian company Ivchenko-Progress.

In addition, the same Defense News reports that during the August meeting of the Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Oleg Urusky with Recep Erdogan, the issue of organizing a joint production of the An-178 transport aircraft was discussed.

As for the promising Turkish Fighter X, according to the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia D. Shugaev, the Turkish fighter in the future could compete with our Su-57. However, its creation stalled precisely because of the lack of Turkey of technologies engine production.
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  1. bubasa Offline bubasa
    bubasa (Konstantin) 4 September 2020 15: 28
    Well, everything, kirdyk, will not take off. laughing
  2. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 4 September 2020 15: 50
    These are the engines that were developed in Rybinsk in the last century and are of interest only to the Chinese for general development, and to the rest as a museum piece?
  3. KNF Offline KNF
    KNF (KNF) 5 September 2020 00: 11
    Sold completely Ukrainians. Everything that was developed in the USSR was sold to the Basurmans (Turks).
  4. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 5 September 2020 08: 05
    China, Turkey, whoever else is there ... just want to get Soviet technology at a cheap price. Ukraine itself has not been developing anything for a long time.
  5. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 5 September 2020 22: 25
    The fifth generation Turkish fighter can get Ukrainian engines.

    So it will never become a fifth generation fighter. If it takes off at all.
  6. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 30 September 2020 17: 17
    Ukrainians agree on the technical specification for the engine for the Turkish aircraft of the 5th generation, manufactured by Motor Sich-Shanghai Puver