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Turkiye Presents Turkish Fighter KAAN to NATO Countries
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Turkiye Presents Turkish Fighter KAAN to NATO Countries

Turkiye has recently presented the Turkish Fighter KAAN to NATO countries at the International Fighter Conference 2023 in Madrid.

Sweden Leaves UK’s 6th-Gen Fighter Jet Program
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Sweden Leaves UK’s 6th-Gen Fighter Jet Program

While reportedly Germany joins the Global Combat Air Program (GCAP), Sweden leaves the UK-led sixth-generation fighter program.

The Times: Germany May Leave the FCAS for the Tempest
Air Defence Politics Bilateral Relations

The Times: Germany May Leave the FCAS for the Tempest

Germany is reportedly considering leaving the FCAS project with France for the British GCAP/Tempest, upsetting the European strategic balance.

Demir; UK Failed at Sincerity Test With its TEMPEST Project
Air Bilateral Relations

Demir; UK Failed at Sincerity Test With its TEMPEST Project

President of Defence Industry Agency (SSB) Professor İsmail Demir stated that Turkiye and the United Kingdom cooperate on many aviation programmes. Demir said that Turkiye welcomes cooperating with the United Kingdom; however, according to experience, there is a bitter taste of British sincerity. Demir, evaluating the defence industry projects in the “Haftasonu” programme with Hakan Çelik, talked about the British-Turkish cooperation in aviation.

Royal Air Force to Become a Digital Power
Air Defence Politics

Royal Air Force to Become a Digital Power

United Kingdom Defence Ministry released the 2022 Equipment Plan on November 29, 2022, giving hints about the aircraft that will retire.

Japan Joins Britain and Italy in making 5th Gen Aircraft
Air Defence Politics

Japan Joins Britain and Italy in making 5th Gen Aircraft

Japan has entered the final stages of talks with the United Kingdom and Italy to jointly develop and build a next-generation fighter jet, marking a turning point as Japan looks beyond the US for defence cooperation.

British Giant BAE Systems Wants to Deepen Relations with Turkish TF-X
Air Bilateral Relations Interview / Exclusive File

British Giant BAE Systems Wants to Deepen Relations with Turkish TF-X

Turkish–UK relations improve by the lifting of sanctions. BAE Systems' role in the TF-X project is presented with exclusive interviews with professionals.

Sweden Concentrates on its fighter jet
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Sweden Concentrates on its fighter jet

Saab supports and participates with the BAE Systems project to develop the Tempest.

Demir; Waiting Rolls-Royce’s answer to our RfP for TF-X Engine
Air Bilateral Relations Engine and Transmission

Demir; Waiting Rolls-Royce’s answer to our RfP for TF-X Engine

Director of Defence Industry Agency (DIA) (Formerly President of Defence Industries SSB) Professor İsmail Demir answered TurDef's questions about the visit to the United Kingdom to discuss Turkish / British cooperation on the TF-X engine.

UK Calls India to join the TEMPEST
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UK Calls India to join the TEMPEST

Britain and India will strengthen their defence and security ties, to develop combat jet technology, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced.

Demir to visit Rolls-Royce next month with big Expectations
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Demir to visit Rolls-Royce next month with big Expectations

Turkish and British aviation industries are heading towards a new step. President of SSB Professor Ismail Demir will visit the United Kingdom in May.

Italy Wants to Merge Tempest and FCAS Programs
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Italy Wants to Merge Tempest and FCAS Programs

European countries are divided into two groups to produce their own 6th-generation fighter jets to replace the Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

Tempest Goes GBP450 Million Budget Cut
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Tempest Goes GBP450 Million Budget Cut

The British Tempest project has been given an “amber/red” rating by the Infrastructure Project Authority (IPA).

UK Reduces F-35 Fleet Giving a Path to Tempest
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UK Reduces F-35 Fleet Giving a Path to Tempest

British Ministry of Defence (MOD) goes to significant cuts to the Royal Air Force F-35 acquisition plans. The cuts include a potential reduction of the planned F-35B stealth fighter fleet by around two-thirds.