Turkey Hurkus C export order 640TAI Hürkuş-C export success

On 25 April 2021, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) said that it will soon start exporting twelve of its Hürkuş-C armed close air support and training aircraft. The buyer has not yet been revealed, as the contract was yet to be signed.

TAI designed the Hürkuş-C to support a wide range of missions in Turkey’s training programmes. More than just training up pilots, the low-cost, high precision turboprop aircraft was developed to perform in light attack and armed reconnaissance missions. The Hürkuş-C has the benefit of also offering a low-cost, flexible solution against asymmetric threats which are becoming common on today's battlefields.

The aircraft has seven hardpoints, with a total capacity of up to 1,500 kilos that can be utilised on missions at high altitudes and over demanding terrain, under day or night conditions. Hürkuş-C can use general-purpose bombs and Turkish-made ammunition developed by Roketsan and the Defense Industries Research and Development Institute (SAGE). The aircraft will also be able to carry two 12.7 mm and 20 mm gun systems, a 2.75-inch rocket assortment, or training bombs.

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Photo: TUSAS/Turkeygazette.com

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