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Kale Arge Prepares to Introduce KTJ Series Turbojet Engine Family

Indigenously developed by Kale Arge Company with completely domestic resources, KTJ-3200 is a Turbojet Engine optimized for unmanned aerial platforms such as cruise missiles and target drones. The qualification of the indigenous KTJ-3200 Turbojet Engine has been completed, and Kale Arge is currently carrying out three different turbojet engine development projects with varying levels of thrust for both domestic (ATMACA/SOM Cruise Missiles and OMGF, and KUZGUN-TJ) and foreign customers with its own resources using the knowledge and experience gained from the KTJ-3200.

Date: Issue 112 - February 2022

The Platform integration activities of the KTJ-3200 Turbojet Engine, which will power the ATMACA Anti-Ship Cruise Missile (ASCM), KARA ATMACA Surface-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM), and SOM Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) Family, started in the last quarter of 2021 and firing tests are expected to begin in the second half of 2022. Under the contract, Kale Arge will continue to deliver KTJ-3200 engines as part of the Serial Production Phase in 2022, and hundreds of engines will be delivered over time.

A Contract was signed between Kale Arge and the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) on 5 November 2021 within the scope of the ARAT Project, which was initiated to develop and deliver indigenous turbojet engines for the Serial Production Phase of the new cruise missile with superior features and longer range. The ARAT Project aims to meet the engine needs of various platforms that require similar thrust ratings, especially the previously mentioned new cruise missile, with domestic and national resources. The ARAT TJ Engine, which will be designed and qualified for operation at high altitudes and in harsh environmental conditions, will meet a critical need for cruise missiles. With the ARAT TJ Engine, the KTJ Series engine family will expand further.