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 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.TurDef Exclusive news. It can be republished with reference to Turdef.com.