Demir to visit Rolls-Royce next month with big Expectations

Demir to visit Rolls-Royce next month with big Expectations
Demir to visit Rolls-Royce next month with big Expectations

Turkish and British aviation industries are heading towards a new step. President of Defence Industries (SSB) Professor Ismail Demir will visit the United Kingdom in May. The details of his programme are not precise yet, but he is expected to see engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce and British Defence company BAE Systems and open a new cooperation path on the Turkish Fighter Programme TF-X and British Tempest.


Demir to visit Rolls-Royce next month with big Expectations

British and Italian Defence ministers Ben Wallace and Lorenzo Guerini visited Turkey on April 9th to meet with Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar. Minister Akar told the press that they had discussed many issues and cooperation in the defence industry following the meeting.  

In March, Professor Demir, President of SSB, exclusively told TurDef that the TF-X could only have one engine development program. His words excluded competition for the engine and urged companies, including Rolls-Royce, to cooperate on the TF-X engine. 
Demir to visit Rolls-Royce next month with big Expectations

Demir is expected to visit the United Kingdom in May. It can be assumed that his dialogue with Rolls-Royce will open a new path in Turkish and British aviation. The United Kingdom, along with Italy, has started a sixth-generation aircraft project, Tempest. However, the aircraft lacks one crucial element like the Turkish TX programme; the engine. The meeting will likely lead two countries to join their industries to develop the same engine for different aircraft programmes, TF-X and Tempest. BAE Systems supports Turkish Aerospace in Turkey and develops Tempest in UK. 

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