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Ankara, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's military says a plane used to train pilots has crashed in western Turkey, killing its two pilots. A military statement said the SF-260D light trainer plane went down on Friday after taking off from Cigli air base near the Aegean port city of Izmir. Its wreck was discovered some 3 ...
We are rightly worried about the increasing activity of the Turkish Air Force in the Aegean. But the Turkish Air Force was purged after the attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016. The new pilots need to be trained before operating in Syria, and it appears they are acquiring the ...

He pointed out the Turkish Air Force will not know how to operate the S-400s, so they will need Russian "instructors", who Pierini envisions "camping out in Turkish Air Force headquarters," where of course there is plenty of NATO-related information. That's not all. "In any missile interceptor you have ...
As for the Turkish side and the allied Syrian rebels fighting against the Kurdish forces in Afrin, the statement said 862 fighters of the Turkey-backed forces were killed. The statement said the Turkish Air Force carried out 668 airstrikes on Afrin, adding that the Turkey-backed forces carried out as many as 2,645 ...
In terms of air power, FlightGlobal.com notes that the Turkish Air Force is very modern, with over 250 F-16s on inventory. The Turkish navy features some capable surface combatants, according to the Sixteenth Edition of the Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, including eight modernized ...
The military Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin is a compelling necessity, the Turkish media cited leader of the Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli as saying Feb. 6. Bahceli added that as a country that was regularly subjected to terrorist attacks by Syria, Turkey has every right to ensure the ...

More than 20,000 fighters from Syrian factions are participating in Operation Olive Branch, along with the Turkish army and affiliated "special units" under the cover of the Turkish Air Force, after Ankara had the green light from Russia, which is covering its air force in the regions in the West of Syria's ...
Reportedly, some opposition Syrian factions are also fighting alongside the regulars, equipped with tanks, heavy armor and covered with recurring offensive flights by Turkish Air Force warplanes, pounding the foes' strongholds. The troops have been advancing toward the major Kurdish stronghold Afrin, ...
Filipov -- described by the Russian military as an "experienced pilot" with previous service in Syria -- was not the first Russian aviator to be shot down since Russian president Vladimir Putin sent warplanes to back the Syrian government in September 2015. In November that year, a Turkish Air Force f-16 ...
London--The Turkish Air Force has taken delivery of its first operational Anka-S medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial systems from ... an aviation Week intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this market Briefing to access "First Anka-S UAVs Delivered To Turkish Air Force".
The number of civilians who died as a result of air strikes and artillery shelling by the Turkish army in northern Syria reached 150 people, head of Afrin's Health Department, Angela Richho, told the Kurdish rebels related news agency Farat. According to her, another 298 people were injured and received ...
A message posted on the channel says that two US military advisers were killed on the outskirts of Afrin as a result of an air strike conducted by the Turkish Air Force. The armed forces of Turkey are conducting Operation Olive branch in Syria's Afrin; the operation was launched on January 20. During the ...
Ankara, Turkey -- Turkey's defense procurement agency has named four local bidders for a critical contract that aims to combine all information systems on the country's planned F-35 Lightning II jets to the Turkish Air Force's system network. The Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM in its Turkish ...
The military operation has already been condemned by Damascus and the Syrian Foreign Ministry claimed that it was a violation of Syrian sovereignty. Meanhwhile, residents of the northern Syrian district of Afrin are frightened of the bombardments by the Turkish Air Force targeting local Kurdish militia.
Hakkı Caşın, the head of international relations department at İstinye University who had served in the Turkish Air Force at various bases, has said the Afrin issue has been a redline for Ankara and the formation of the U.S.-backed force also has legal, military and NATO aspects. "The formation of an army by ...
A Turkish Air Force cargo plane crashed in southwest Turkey during a training flight on Wednesday, killing two pilots and a technician on board, the military said. The CN-235 CASA plane disappeared from the radar after taking off from Eskisehir air base, in central Turkey, the military said. The military said a ...
Scheduled to last 18 months, the definition study aims at preparing the development and production contract for the future system meeting the operational requirements of the Turkish Air Force, according to a follow-up press release. The contract was awarded by the SSM, jointly to Aselsan and Roketsan, ...

The Turkish Air Force would need Moscow's permission to enter Syrian airspace due to the presence of Russian anti-aircraft missiles. Moscow allowed Ankara to carry out limited airstrikes last year when its forces entered Syria to remove IS militants on its border. But doubt remains whether Russia would be ...
The Turkish military says it wants to make sure there is a secure link between its future F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and the Turkish Air Force's main computer networks that will prevent the inadvertent sharing of classified information. This comes as many of the countries involved in the international stealth ...
... Franco-Italian consortium Eurosam have received a contract from the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) to conduct a study for Turkey's future long-range air and missile defence system. The future missile defence system is intended to meet the operational requirements of the Turkish Air Force ...
Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) has invited bids for enabling the Turkish Air Force's F-35 Lightning II fleet to connect with the Turkish Air Force Information System (HVBS). Designated by the SSM as the HVBS-JSF Integration Project, the objective is to ensure that HVBS and F-35 ...
The study, which is scheduled to continue for 18 months, will be conducted with a focus on preparing the development and production contract for the future system meeting the operational requirements of the Turkish Air Force. The current deal is a follow-on contract from the Heads of Agreement signed by ...
Turkey placed its first Joint Strike Fighter order in 2014 under its low-rate initial production 10 program, and its second order in October 2016. (Samuel King Jr./U.S. Air Force). Ankara, Turkey --Turkey's defense procurement agency has officially launched a competition to combine all information systems ...
Speaking to Sputnik Turkey, Mesut Hakki Casin, retired Air Force officer and professor of international relations at the Turkish Air Force Academy in Istanbul, suggested that Erdogan's remarks carried "historic significance, and were a sign of the transition of Turkish-US relations to a new stage." Turkey's ...
The Turkish Air Force killed six PKK terrorists in a strike on northern Iraq, the military said Sunday. According to a Turkish General Staff statement, the terrorists were planning an attack on military posts and bases when they were "neutralized", a term the military uses to signify the killing of terrorists.
Unnamed forces attacked a Turkish military convoy in Idlib today in the wake of Sunday's car bomb that killed 34. Reuters/Khalil Ashawi. A Turkish military convoy is seen in the northern Syrian rebel-held town of al-Bab, Syria, Sept. 28, 2017. A Turkish military convoy came under fire in Idlib today as ...
MBDA and Thales joint venture Eurosam said in a statement on 5 January that the 18-month definition study aims to prepare the development and production contract for the future system meeting the operational requirements of the Turkish Air Force. Want to read more? For analysis on this article and ...
Istanbul, Jan 7 (KUNA) -- The Turkish Air Force killed six PKK militants in air raids on PKK positions in northern Iraq, the Turkish military said Sunday. The PKK positions were targeted in an operation in Kani Rash Town in northern Iraq, as the militants planned to attack Turkish military bases, according to ...
Throughout the year, PKK bases in northern Iraq's Avashin, Basyan, Hafthanin, Zap, Sinath, Sinjar, Metina, Qandil and Gara regions as well as the Karachok Mountains in northeastern Syria became were targeted in numerous airstrikes by Turkish Air Force. Both in geographical and strategic terms, these ...
In April, Turkish Air Force jets killed a senior PKK member in northern Iraq. Sait Tanit, code-named Bedran Cudi, was killed during airstrikes in the Metina region. Tanit was on the Interior Ministry's most wanted terrorists list. Senior figures of the terror organization -- including so-called Erzurum head ...
Additional troops were deployed, including infantry, artillery and armored army divisions, as well as the Turkish Air Force. Curfews were imposed in about 30 urban districts and some rural locations throughout the south east, closing entire residential neighborhoods for weeks and months on end.
The Turkish Air Forces killed nine PKK terrorists in raids on northern Iraq, the military said Wednesday. Strikes on the Hakurk, Zap, Avasin-Basyan, and Metina regions resulted in nine terrorists, who were planning attacks on military bases along the border, being "neutralized," a term that usually suggests ...
The Turkish government is set to design and develop a new fighter aircraft for the Turkish Air Force (TurAF). The design and development of the new TF-X stealth fighter is being carried out under a prime contract signed between Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) of Ministry of Turkish National ...
In a column published in the pro-secular Sozcu today, the commander, whose name was withheld, illustrated the new lows to which distrust between the two NATO allies has sunk, asserting that US-manufactured bombs dropped by the Turkish Air Force on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets were duds.
... technical specifications of its Turkish Fighter (TF) project, also known as TF-X. TAI, supported by BAE Systems, is developing the TF-X to replace Turkey's F-16s. (TAI). The TF-X is being designed and developed in Turkey, with support from BAE Systems, to replace Turkish Air Force (TuAF) F-16s, ...
Sulaimani - Turkish jets carried out airstrikes against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the region of Hakurk in the Kurdistan Region, Turkey's Air Force said. Turkish Air Force said in a statement that five PKK fighters were "neutralized" during counter-terrorism operations in northern Iraq, Anadolu Agency reported on ...
The Turkish Air Force attacked the positions of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorists in northern Iraq, the Turkish General Staff said in a message Dec. 11. According to the message, air operations were held in Khakurk region in northern Iraq. During the operations, PKK strongholds were destroyed and ...
Beirut, Lebanon (2:00 P.M.) - The Turkish Air Force carried out a powerful attack on the YPG's positions in the key town of Jandaris, today, destroying several sites in the process. According to Turkish state media, their air force struck a vehicle storage building in the town of Jandaris, destroying many ...
Yet, progress is still limited, and the Turkish Air Force has not conducted any air strikes for the last four days. In a sense, Turkey is complying with the U.S. demand to keep the incursion limited. But it is hard to predict how long this conflict will continue and how much international pressure will build-up.
According to the United States' new Nuclear Posture Review, global threats from China, Russia, North Korea and Iran have forced the US to back away from its pledge to promote the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and reduce its nuclear arsenal. Under the new review, the US will now be able to ...
A Turkish Air Force drone has destroyed a portrait of Kurdistan Workers' Party founder Abdullah Ocalan in the northern Syrian region of Afrin, Sputnik Turkey has reported, citing local media. The attack, carried out in the area of the southern slopes of the mountain of Darmyk, resulted in the destruction of the ...
Turkey's Air Force is bombing the Menagh airport near Syria's Afrin city, the Turkish media reported citing a military source Jan. 31. Reportedly, battles are also underway to liberate Maranez and Bafel heights. On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the ...
Scheduled to last 18 months, the study aims at preparing the development and production contract for a future system meeting the operational requirements of the Turkish Air Force. The contract was awarded by the SSM (the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries), which is responsible for acquisitions ...
Turkish Air Force has killed four members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) during raids in northern Iraq, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Dec. 30, citing the Turkish military. On Dec. 28, at least six soldiers were wounded in a rocket attack carried out by the PKK against Turkish military bases in ...
The MoDP also touched upon the Turkish Air Force's (TuAF) order of 52 Super Mushshak screening trainers from Pakistan Aeronautical ...
The Turkish Air Force and navy will participate in NATO exercises NUSRET-2017, which is being held on November 25 - December 4 in the ...
... of modern air defense systems, the Turkish Air Force failed to destroy several dozens of missiles fired from the territory of neighboring Syria.
... 15 of which has been ordered by the Turkish Air Force and kitted out with an Aselsan-developed avionics suite and Bae Systems' LiteHUD.
In the meantime, the country formally began looking to finally purchase its own system as part of a competition known as the Turkish Air Force ...
The Greek authorities subsequently released reports of increased Turkish air-force presence over the Aegean, in the area of the islet of ...


 

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