The fifth-generation fighter jet, created in Turkey, will make its first flight at the end of 2023, that is, about two years before the originally planned date, the director of the Turkish aerospace company Temel Kotil told the private Turkish TV channel CNN-Turk.
It is expected that the plane will turn on the engines and leave the hangar already in March.
According to Kotil, work on the prototype of the aircraft is going very well.
“Initially, we planned to fly in October 2025. We have now moved this date. It will fly later this year,” Cotill said.
Turkey implemented a project to create a Hurjet combat aircraft in 2017, TASS reminds. The head of the Directorate of Defense Industry of Turkey, Ismail Demir, said some time ago that this aircraft will surpass the American fighter of the new generation F-35 in terms of tactical and technical characteristics.