Latest News

Defense & Aerospace Media Representatives Hosted at TUSAŞ Media Day, Sharing 2023 Goals and Expectations

Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ) serves as the technology hub of Türkiye for the design, development, modernization, production, integration, and life cycle support of integrated aerospace industry systems, including fixed and rotary wing platforms, unmanned aerial vehicles, and space systems, on a 4 million square meter outdoor area and a 700,000 square meter indoor area.

Date: Issue 120 - February 2023

TUSAŞ, which currently (as of January 2023) has 13,000 employees (6,000 of whom are engineers) and aims to increase this number to 16,000 with 3,000 new employees to be recruited in 2023, has hired 8,000 personnel in the last 5 years while investing $150 million in new infrastructure and new facilities. In this regard, facilities such as the MMU/TF-X Engineering Center, MMU/TF-X Aerostructure Test Center (with an investment of TRY 220 million-US$ 11.5 million), HÜRJET Aerostructure Test Center, Composite Manufacturing Building, and auxiliary facilities (TRY 412 million- US$ 21.7 million) and Space Systems Engineering (USM) Center (TRY 31 million – US$1.6 million) were commissioned. The construction and equipping of the Subsonic Wind Tunnel Facility of the Turkish Fighter, Lightning Test Facility, Electromagnetic Compatibility and Electromagnetic Interference (EMC/EMI) Test Facility, and Near Field Radar Cross Section (RCS) Measurement Facility for the various test requirements were underway as of January 2023.  

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, TUSAŞ, Türkiye's leading aerospace company and one of the top aerospace companies in the world, held a Defense Industry Press Conference on January 11, 2023, hosted by Prof. Temel KOTİL, TUSAŞ President and CEO, in order to provide information on the latest developments of the projects conducted under the leadership of the Presidency of Defense Industry Agency, and to share its goals and expectations for 2023 by evaluating the year 2022. We met with Prof. Temel KOTİL, TUSAŞ President and CEO, Dr. Ali GENÇ, Press Consultant, Bertan KURT, Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications, and Muharrem YILMAZ, Corporate Communications Team Manager, at the Press Conference, which was held at TUSAŞ facilities at the  Kahramankazan Campus, where aerospace technologies are developed and where cell phones and cameras were not allowed inside.