WORLD, March 19 (YPA) – The head of Turkish Defense Industries, Ismail Demir, announced the start of ground tests of the jet trainer aircraft “Hürjet ” developed with local expertise.
Demir posted on his Twitter account on Saturday, a video clip from the first test of the plane.
He commented: Yesterday we said Bismillah today, Mashallah! After the MMU, HÜRJET also took to the runway. Our domestic and national jet aircraft has started to run, counting down the days to reach the sky. I congratulate everyone who contributed. This pride belongs to all of us.
Dün Bismillah dedik bugün Maşallah!
MMU’dan sonra HÜRJET de piste çıktı. 🇹🇷✈️
Yerli ve milli jet uçağımız koşmaya başladı gökyüzüne kavuşmak için gün sayıyor. Emeği geçen herkesi tebrik ediyorum. Bu gurur hepimizin.@TUSAS_TR pic.twitter.com/X6Au7sXl2p
— Ismail Demir (@IsmailDemirSSB) March 18, 2023
In 2017, Turkish Aerospace Industries launched a training jet project called “Harajit”, with the aim of training future pilots.
The aircraft will replace the T-38, which the Turkish Air Force uses to train its pilots.
Some of the Hürjet aircraft are expected to be armed as light attack aircraft, used to provide air support in Turkey and nearby areas.