Turkey Hurkus C export order 640Libya orders Hürkuş C

On 19 May 2022, the Chief of Staff of the Libyan Air Force, major General Mohammed Al-Sifaw Qujil, signed a contract with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) for the delivery of an unknown number of Hürkuş C armed close air support and training aircraft.

The Hürkuş is a two-seat turboprop aircraft designed to train pilots and carry out reconnaissance or even light attack missions. The Hürkuş-C variant is designed for close-air-support missions. It can carry 1,500 kios of weaponry and take off from unprepared runways.

No details were given on the expected delivery schedule and number of aircraft involved.

In November 2021, Scramble Magazine reported on the sale of the Hürkuş C to the Armée de l'Air du Niger (Niger Air Force) and in December 2021, the Azərbaycan Hərbi Hava Qüvvələri (Azerbaijan Air Force) showed strong interest in the training aircraft.

Photo by TUSAS/Turkeygazette.com

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