According to a media report published on Wednesday, Pakistan and Turkey are working together on the creation of a fifth-generation fighter jet. Turkey and Pakistan are working together on the project, according to Temel Kotil, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).
According to the Business Recorder, a Pakistani financial daily newspaper, Air Vice-Marshal Dr Rizwan Riaz, Pro-Rector Research, Innovation & Commercialisation (RIC) at National University of Science and Technology (NUST), the two countries were working on a fighter plane called the TF-X.
This is a fifth-generation fighter aircraft on which Pakistan and Turkey are now working together, according to Riaz, who said that the NUST has previously worked on similar projects with the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex and Pakistan Air Force.
Officials did not provide any other information about the fighter jet’s development. According to media sources, Turkish Aerospace Industries’ TF-X stealth twin-engine all-weather air superiority fighter is scheduled to conduct its first flight in the next three years.
Kotil and his colleagues are currently in Pakistan, according to Dr. Riaz, and are eager to expand the facility’s scope. TAI opened its first office in Pakistan in 2019, in the National Science & Technological Park, the country’s first technology park.
Pakistan and Turkey have collaborated on a variety of defense projects, including the procurement of helicopters and drone development.