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Turkish Aerospace and TÜBİTAK BİLGEM to Establish Radar Cross Section for National Combat Aircraft

Turkish Aerospace and TÜBİTAK BİLGEM signed a contract for a near field test facility within the scope of National Combat Aircraft (MMU/FX) Contract. With the contract signed, the radar cross section for the National Combat Aircraft will be established at Turkish Aerospace facilities and the tests of the aircraft will be conducted there.

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December 26, 2019. The contract was signed by the President and CEO of Turkish Aerospace Prof. Temel KOTİL and TÜBİTAK BİLGEM President Hacı Ali MANTAR. With the contract signed, Turkish Aerospace will be establishing an infrastructure capable of testing the aircraft of 20-25 meters in size. Radar trail measurements at the facility, which is expected to be established in 2021, can be used in MMU design and development activities. Thus, Turkish Aerospace has signed a significant investment contract with a local partnership for the activities of the MMU project.

Speaking about the contract, Prof. Temel KOTİL said, “This infrastructure investment we will make with TÜBİTAK BİLGEM will be a first in Turkey for Turkey's most important project, MMU. We hope that the radar cross section facility for the 5th generation aircraft MMU, which is only available in 4 countries in the world, will be beneficial. We believe that the importance we attach to the development activities of the most important project of our country will be more effective with the domestic cooperation we have made.”

President of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Prof. Hacı Ali MANTAR said, “Our high-level cooperation efforts that started with the National Combat Aircraft continue forward with the Radar Cross Section facility, the contract of which was signed today.”