TSK to Receive 10th A400M Transport Aircraft in 2022

ITU Defense Technologies Club (SAVTEK) carried out by "DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY DAYS 2021" Speaking at the event SSB Can Honor Flight Department Abdurrahman, the A400M program in Turkey had ordered the transport plane announced that it would be delivered in 2022 of the latter. Şeref Can stated that after the completion of the test and acceptance activities in 2022, he will come to the 12th Air Transportation Main Base Command / Kayseri.

ATLAS project, the A400M strategic transport aircraft program started in 1985, while Turkey's accession took place in 1988. Germany, Belgium, France, England, Spain and Turkey within the scope of the project attended by Air Force for a total of 10 units will be supplied A400M. The first of the A400M transport aircraft was included in the Turkish Armed Forces inventory on May 12, 2014.

A400M Atlas aka "Koca Yusuf"

A400M is an OCCAR (Common Armament Cooperation Organization) project. Turkey is not a member of OCC is the project partner countries.

The program was officially launched in May 2003 and integrated into OCCAR. Although the project was based on the 1980s, the A400M project originally started with OCCAR. The current intention of the participating countries is to supply 170 aircraft. Countries and order quantities are as follows;

  • Germany: 53
  • France: 50
  • Spain: 27
  • UK: 22
  • Turkey: 10
  • Belgium: 7
  • Luxembourg: 1

Malaysia, which is not a program member, has ordered 4 aircraft.

The first production aircraft of the A11M, which made its maiden flight on 2009 December 400 in the project initiated by eight European countries, all of which are NATO members, was delivered to the French Air Force in August 2013 and entered service at the end of a year. The latest A400M transport aircraft zamwhile actively taking part in air operations over Iraq and Syria by the user countries; It has also seen operational use in the military activities of France and Turkey in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the African Sahel Region, Mali and the Middle East. A400M took place as the dominant transport platform in Turkey's military activities in Qatar and Somalia.

Technical Values
Capacity 37 ton
Length 43.8 m
Wing Span 42.4 m
Height 14.6 m
Empty Weight 70 ton
Azami Takeoff Weight 114 ton
Engine 4x EPI TP400D6 (11.000 hp)
Cruising Speed 781 km / h
Range
  • 3.300 km (full load)
  • 4.500 km (30 tons load)
  • 6400 km (20 tons load)
  • 8900 km (unloaded)

Source: defenceturk

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