US Senate committee; US Air Force, the 6 F-35 aircraft produced in Turkey gave the authority to modify. Can not come to this scope, produced for the Turkish Air Force by Lockheed Martin, but the S-400 supply the pretext of sanctions imposed due to the Republic of Turkey territory and 7th Main Jet Base Command stationed unable to F-35 aircraft, painting by changing the US Air Force to be taken into inventory.
However, an issue recognized problems in the supply chain together with the emergence of the F-35 program will come from Turkey and will also increase the cost per aircraft. Even the President of the Turkish Presidency Defense Industry Professor. Dr. In a statement made recently by İsmail DEMİR, “We do not have clear data about what is going on in the United States.
What I constantly emphasize in the F-35 process is that we are a partner in this process, and unilateral actions related to partnership have no legal basis and are not logical. There is no basis for associating this step with the S-400 when we consider the entire partnership structure. Turkey is not a leg to take decisions related to the aircraft but nothing to do and the other a non-issue. Although we rested it on our interlocutors many times and received no logical answers when we voiced it, the process was continued. Even in his own words, the project was said to have an additional cost of at least 500-600 million dollars. Again, according to our calculations, we see an additional cost of at least $ 8 to $ 10 million per plane. ” statements were included.
What parts of Turkish Defense Industry companies produce under the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program?
- Alp Aviation: Alp Aviation has been supporting the program since 2004, producing F-35 aircraft body structural parts and assemblies, landing gear components and F135 engine titanium integrated wing rotors for the engine.
- ASELSAN: ASELSAN, which developed production approaches for advanced optical components that are part of the F-35 Electro Optical Target System, and worked with Northrop Grumman on the F-35 CNI Avionic Electronic Interface Controller, also started full-scale production activities.
- AYESAS: AYESAŞ is the only supplier of electronic cards of missile remote control interface and panoramic cabin screen, which are two basic F-35 components.
- Fokker Elmo: FOKKER ELMO, which produces 35 percent of the F-40 Electric Cables and Interconnection System (EWIS), also supports TUSAŞ with all central section cable systems. FOKKER ELMO also developed the EWIS for the engine, most of which is produced in its facilities in Izmir.
- HAVELSAN: Since 2005, the F-35 training system that supports HAVELSAN future Turkish F-35 Integrated Pilot and Maintenance Training Center (ITC) and had played a leading role for the development of the educational system in Turkey.
- Roketsan and TÜBİTAK-SAGE: ROKETSAN and TUBITAK-SAGE jointly carried out the development, integration and production of the precision guided Stand-off Missile (SOM) to be used internally on the 5th generation fighter F-35 aircraft.
- KALE AVIATION: KALE AVIATION, which has been supporting the F-2005 since 35, produces the F-35 airframe structural parts and assemblies together with TAI. Kale Aviation, which supports Heroux Devtek as the sole supplier for the landing gear key assemblies of all three aircraft types, has also formed a joint venture with Pratt & Whitney in Izmir to manufacture engine equipment.
- MIKE: Supporting the F-2004 Program since 35, MIKES provides F-35 aircraft components and assemblies for British Aerospace Engineering (UAE) and Northrop Grumman.
- TAI: TUSAŞ (Turkish Aviation and Space Industry), which has strategically supported the F-2008 Program since 35 and has provided the equipment used in all F-35 aircraft, together with Northrup Grumman, aircraft midframe production and assembly, composite exterior lining and weapon compartment covers, and fiber carries out the production of composite air intake ducts. TUSAŞ, which produces about 35 percent of F-50's Alternative Mission Equipment (AME), including Air-to-Ground Pylons and adapters, was also chosen to represent the organic warehouses of the Turkish Armed Forces under the Autonomous Logistics Global Support (ALGS) system.