Flag Change in the National Combat Aircraft Project

A flag change took place in the National Combat Aircraft (MMU) Project, one of Turkey's most critical projects carried out by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ). In the position of Deputy General Manager responsible for the National Combat Aircraft (MMU), Prof. Dr. It has been informed that Mustafa Cavcar has moved to the position of Assistant General Manager responsible for Engineering.

For the position of Deputy General Manager responsible for National Combat Aircraft, which is Cavcar's position on TAI's website, Dr. Uğur ZENGİN's name was written.

Having served as a Senior Engineer at Aselsan in the past, Dr. Uğur Zengin is at TUSAŞ in the Helicopter Division Senior Technical Specialist, Flight Mechanics and Autopilot Systems Manager in Helicopter Division, Aircraft Division He served as Aircraft Engineering Manager, Product Director in the Aircraft Division, and Deputy General Manager responsible for Engineering.

National Combat Aircraft

The National Combat Aircraft, which was launched with the aim of producing a warplane designed and developed with domestic means and capabilities that can replace the F-2030 aircraft, which is planned to be phased out from the inventory of the Turkish Air Force Command as of the 16s, and to create the manpower and infrastructure to design and develop this aircraft. Our company is the main contractor in the (MMU) Development Project.

MMU will work in cooperation with other warplanes in the inventory of the Turkish Air Force Command, platforms such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Airborne Warning and Control (HIK) and other elements planned to be procured, and that the aircraft to be produced will be operated by Turkish Air Force until the 2070s. It is envisaged to be included in the inventory of the Forces Command.

The MMU Development Project Contract was signed with the SSB on August 05, 2016, and work continues with all stakeholders involved in the project, especially with the main contractor TUSAŞ. The current contract signed covers the preliminary design phase, which is part of the development and production process. During the said period, it is aimed to design the aircraft, to develop engineering, technology, test infrastructures and certification processes, to acquire the ability to design and develop combat aircraft. The 'Heads of Agreement' for the development of National Combat Aircraft between TAI and BAE Systems (England) was signed on 28 January 2017 and the agreement report on 10 May 2017. The cooperation agreement between TAI and BAE Systems was signed on 25 August 2017 and entered into force.

Source: defenceturk

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