Sunday, 25 August 2019

TAI TF-X Stealth Fighter Specs, Cockpit, and Price

TAI TF-X Stealth Fighter Specs, Cockpit, and Price – TAI TF-X is a stealth fighter that is being developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for the Turkish Air Force. The full-scale mock-up of this aircraft is on display at the Paris Airshow held in June 2019. Fifth generation fighter jets will have superior stealth and attack capabilities.

TF-X will replace the existing F-16 fighter jet fleet in service with the Turkish Air Force and join the F-35 jet fighter fleet. It is expected to meet the nation's air combat requirements until 2070.

TAI TF-X Stealth Fighter

TAI TF-X Specs

The TF-X fighter aircraft will integrate stealth bodies made of sophisticated carbon composites. The aerodynamic design will further enhance the aircraft's high-speed capability. The aircraft will have a length of 19 m, a wing span of 12 m, and a wingspan of 60 m². The maximum take-off weight (MTOW) is 27,215 kg.

TF-X is primarily designed to serve the needs of air-to-air combat. Its sleek design and unique features will allow it to be used for air-to-surface roles as well.

The aircraft will offer a high level of situational alertness, sophisticated weapons systems, sensor fusion techniques and low observation capabilities. Capability that can be operated with other fighter jets such as the F-35A will make it suitable for joint operations.

TAI TF-X Stealth Fighter specs

TAI TF-X Engine

The TAI TF-X aircraft engine will be supplied by Rolls-Royce and Kale Group. The aircraft will feature two engines with thrust ratings of more than 20,000 lb each. The power plant will allow fighter jets to fly at a maximum altitude of 55,000 feet. The aircraft will have a maximum speed of Mach 2 and a combat radius of 600 nmi.

TAI TF-X Stealth Fighter weapon

TAI TF-X Cockpit and Avionics

The TF-X cockpit equipped with a sophisticated avionics suite on board will feature multiple displays, graphical interfaces, environmental data systems, digital maps and high-end interconnectivity devices.

Other features such as speech recognition, high-quality audio system, and synthetic vision will also be installed in the TF-X smart cockpit.

The aircraft will display an electronically scanned active radar array (AESA) provided by ASELSAN. AESA radar combined with stealth fuselage will ensure superior stealth capability.

TAI TF-X Price

The price of the TAI TF-X stealth fighter is around US $ 100 Million.

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