This came at a meeting of the Turkish Air and Space Industry Management Summit organized by TOSAS, in Ankara.
Oqtai pointed out that the local fighter will enter service with the Turkish army in 2031.
The number of national projects in defense technologies exceeded 600.
He pointed out that the percentage of domestic production in defense industries rose from 15% to 65%.
He stressed that this rate is not enough, despite its importance, and that Turkey aspires to raise the proportion of domestic production in defense industries to higher levels.
He pointed out that his country aims to meet the needs of friendly and allied countries as well, and not only self-sufficiency in defense industries.
He explained that Turkey is now manufacturing aircraft, and helicopters such as “Atak” combat.
He also pointed out that the helicopter, “Gook Bay” local multi-purpose, successfully exceeded the flight test.
He pointed to the success of the flight “Phoenix” flight in a domestic engine produced by the company, “TEI ‘”, during the past months.
He expressed his confidence in the ability of Turkey and its companies to complete projects such as the domestic fighter and the first national communications satellite “Turksat 6A” to the fullest.
TOSAS, the Turkish aerospace and aerospace company, is manufacturing the national fighter, in cooperation with other local companies such as Asilasan, a specialist in the field of electronic and military industries.
It is expected that the local Turkish fighter in the ranks of the air force instead of the American fighter F-16 gradually from 2030.
Turkey, through the project of the national warplane, to enter the ranks of the manufacturers of the aircraft of the fifth generation.
The aircraft manufacturing project began last September with the start of the design and prototype phase and the project is being completed ahead of schedule, in 4 years.
Within the framework of the project, six aircraft will be produced in the first phase, and will then be transferred to serial production in 2033.