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Theresa May signs a £100 million deal with Turkey to help them design their new fighter.
British Prime Minister Theresa May signed a $125 million fighter jet deal with Turkey on Saturday and briefly cautioned Ankara on human rights following last year’s failed coup, in a visit squarely a…
The Turkish Aerospace web site says that BAE is involved in development of the aircraft. Rolls Royce are apparently also providing them with the engine design.
In order to meet Turkish Air Force (TurAF) requirements beyond 2030s, an indigenous design and development program aims to replace the aging F-16 fleet of TurAF.
TF-X aircraft will be a multi-role aircraft, it will be designed mainly for air-to-air role with a consideration to air-to-surface roles as well. Upon engineering analysis, TF-X aircraft will be a multi-role aircraft, it will be designed mainly for air-to-air role with a consideration to air-to-surface roles as well. Upon engineering analysis, preliminary calculations, based on received information of suppliers of candidate engines, TF-X aircraft is decided to be a twin engine configuration.
In this regard a Heads of Agreement (HoA) has been signed between Turkish Aerospace and BAE Systems on 28th of January 2017, in the presence of the Prime Ministers of Turkey and the United Kingdom. In addition, the Letter of Agreement (LOA) has been signed during the IDEF 2017. The TAI-BAE Systems Collaboration Agreement was signed and entered in to effect on 25th of August 2017.
Here's the BAE web site on jobs in Turkey. They are looking for engineers in "Aerodynamics, Flight Control Software, Weights, Environmental and Flight Systems".
If you’re looking for a unique challenge then discover outstanding career and job opportunities with BAE Systems in Turkey. Apply your talent where it counts.
The TF-X Programme was launched in December 2010 for the acquisition of a domestically developed aircraft to fulfil the Turkish Air Force’s requirements for combat aircraft beyond 2020. It is a National Prestige Program for a fifth generation fighter.
There are a range of exciting roles available based in Ankara in Turkey between 2020 and 2022. These will be predominantly located at the Turkish Aerospace Industries site in Ankara. As a valued team member you'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package, as well having the chance to further your skills by working on an exciting and cutting edge project.
The majority of our roles are in the Engineering disciplines of Aerodynamics, Flight Control Software, Weights, Environmental and Flight Systems. New recruits for the duration of the programme are offered permanent employment contracts to join BAE Systems Turkey.