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IDEF 2021: TF-X fighter to roll out in 2023


The first prototype of the TFX is planned to roll out of hangar on 18 March 2023. The first flight is planned for two years later after ground tests have been completed. The date of 18 March is important for Turkey because it symbolizes Turkey’s independence and victory in the Gallipoli War, the year 2023 is also highly symbolic because it is the centennial of the Turkish Republic.

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TF X fighter to roll out in 2023 TF-X fighter displayed at IDEF 2021 (Picture source: Army Recognition)


TF-X aircraft will be a multi-role aircraft, it will be designed mainly for an air-to-air role with consideration to air-to-surface roles as well. Upon engineering analysis, preliminary calculations, based on received information of suppliers of candidate engines, TF-X aircraft is decided to be a twin-engine configuration.

Turkish Fighter-TF, the 5+ Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft, provides significant capabilities in both Air to Surface and Air to Air combat requirements. Turkish Aerospace’s survivable, strong and agile platform Turkish Fighter is a fully aware warrior, with intelligent and strong combat capabilities.

The TF-X 2023, 21 meters in length, 14 meters in width and 6 meters in height can reach the speed of 1,8 Mach. The first flight is planned to be made in 2023 and the prototype of the aircraft is planned to be completed within these periods.


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TF X fighter to roll out in 2023 03 TF-X fighter and munitions displayed at IDEF 2021 (Picture source: Army Recognition)