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List of active aircraft of the Turkish Air Force

List of active aircraft of the Turkish Air Force is a list of military aircraft currently in service with the Turkish Air Force.

Active aircraft

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Number Note
Combat aircraft
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon F-16C  USA
 Turkey
Multirole fighter F-16C
F-16D
185[1]
57[1]
Turkish Aerospace Industries manufactured 232 F-16C/D aircraft in Block 30 and 40.[2][3] TAI has commenced retrofitting its F-16 Block 30 fleet with an indigenous mission computer and avionics developed by ASELSAN. And named those aircraft as Özgür[4][5] All remaining Block 40/50 aircraft have been upgraded under the Common Configuration Implementation Program to Block 50+ level.
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II F-4E  USA
 Israel
 Turkey
Fighter-bomber
Reconnaissance
F-4E Terminator 2020
RF-4E
35[1]
34[6]
Fleet upgraded by Israel Aerospace Industries and Turkish Aerospace Industries.[7] Şimşek upgrade in progress for improved avionics by ASELSAN.[8]
Special mission
Boeing 737 AEW&C B-737AEW  USA
 Turkey
AEW&C B-737 AEW&C 3[1] 1 more to be delivered in 2015.[1][9]
Gulfstream G550 G550  USA Military communications G550 2[10]
CASA CN-235 CN-235  Spain
 Turkey
Electronic warfare aircraft
Reconnaissance aircraft
CN235 EW
CN235 Recce
1[1]
1[1]
Aerial refueling and transport
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker KC-135  USA Aerial refueling KC-135R 7[1]
Airbus A400M Atlas CN-235  Spain Transport aircraft A400M 1[11] 9 more to be delivered.[12][13]
Lockheed C-130 Hercules C-130E  USA
 Turkey
Transport aircraft C-130B
C-130E
15[1] The avionic system of seven C-130E and six C-130B aircraft is modernized by Turkish Aerospace Industries.[14]
Transall C-160 C-160T  Germany Transport aircraft C-160T 16[1]
CASA CN-235 CN-235  Spain
 Turkey
Transport aircraft CN235-100M 43[1]
Trainer aircraft
Northrop F-5E/F Tiger II F-5  USA
 Turkey
Trainer aircraft F-5F 23[1] All upgraded to F-5 2000 standard by Turkish Aerospace Industries.[15][16]
Northrop T-38 Talon T-38  USA
 Turkey
Trainer aircraft T-38M 67[1] Upgraded by Turkish Aerospace Industries with modern avionics and safety systems.[17]
KAI KT-1 KT-1  South Korea Trainer aircraft KT-1T 40[1]
Alenia Aermacchi SF-260 SF-260  Italy Trainer aircraft SF-260D 36[1]
Aerobatic aircraft
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon F-16C  USA
 Turkey
Aerobatic display - fighter F-16C 1 In service for Solo Türk.[18]
Canadair CF-5 F-5  Canada Aerobatic display - fighter NF-5A
NF-5B
10[19]
6[19]
In service for Turkish Stars.[19]
CASA CN-235 CN-235  Spain
 Turkey
Aerobatic display - transport CN235-100M 1 In service for Turkish Stars.[20]
Lockheed C-130 Hercules C-130E  USA
 Turkey
Aerobatic display - transport C-130B 1 In service for Turkish Stars.
Transall C-160 C-160T  Germany Aerobatic display - transport C-160D 1 In service for Turkish Stars.
Helicopters
Eurocopter Cougar Cougar  France
 Turkey
Utility helicopter AS-532 20[1] All modernized by Turkish Aerospace Industries.[21]
Bell UH-1 Huey UH-1  USA
 Turkey
Utility helicopter UH-1H 63[1] All modernized by Turkish Aerospace Industries.[22]
UAVs
RQ/MQ-1 Predator Predator  USA Reconnaissance 4[23][24] On lease. 10 on order to replace the leased Predators, later canceled.[25]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q World Air Force 2014 - Flight International, Flightglobal.com, Accessed 23 November 2014
  2. ^ https://www.tai.com.tr/en/project/peace-onyx-1-program
  3. ^ https://www.tai.com.tr/en/project/peace-onyx-2-program
  4. ^ Ozgur,  .
  5. ^ https://www.tai.com.tr/en/project/f-16-modernization-serial-program
  6. ^ http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/tu-af-equipment.htm
  7. ^ http://gencucus26.blogcu.com/turk-hava-kuvvetlerinin-efsane-ucagi-f-4e-phantom-ii/6046556
  8. ^ http://ekonomi.haberturk.com/airport/haber/210308-f4-eler-simdi-daha-guclu
  9. ^ "Boeing Delivers 1st Peace Eagle AEWC Aircraft to Turkish Armed Forces". February 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Turkey picks G550 for command and control mission". Flight International, 16 December 2008.
  11. ^ http://globalmilitaryreview.blogspot.com.tr/2013/08/turkish-a400m-atlas-turboprop-military.html
  12. ^ http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/default.aspx?pageid=438&n=military-cargo-plane-to-be-delivered-to-turkey-in-2013-2011-05-18
  13. ^ "Turkey accepts delivery of its First Airbus A400M". April 5, 2014. 
  14. ^ https://www.tai.com.tr/en/project/erciyes-c-130
  15. ^ http://www.ole-nikolajsen.com/TURKISH%20FORCES%202004/f5%20fotos.pdf
  16. ^ "Turkish Air Force." scramble.nl. Retrieved: 9 January 2010.
  17. ^ https://www.tai.com.tr/en/project/t38-avionics-modernization
  18. ^ http://www.soloturk.tsk.tr/EN/IcerikDetay.aspx?ID=2
  19. ^ a b c "Turkish Stars"
  20. ^ http://kokpit.aero/turk-yildizlari-cn235-yeni-boyama
  21. ^ https://www.tai.com.tr/en/project/yarasa
  22. ^ https://www.tai.com.tr/en/project/yarasa
  23. ^ http://www.todayszaman.com/news-262544-turkey-in-command-of-newly-deployed-predators-missions.html
  24. ^ http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/default.aspx?pageid=438&n=us-deployed-predators-to-incirlik-davutoglu-2011-11-13
  25. ^ http://www.todayszaman.com/news-329391-report-us-canceled-delivery-of-predators-to-turkey.html

External links

  • Official Turkish Air Force Website
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