Turkish Air Force

US defense chief to visit Turkey over consensus for Mosul offensive

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is due to visit Turkey on Oct. 21, after Ankara and Washington agreed on Turkey's participation in coalition forces' aerial campaign in the Mosul offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).  

Carter will travel to Ankara as part of a weeklong Middle East and Europe trip, according to the Pentagon.   

Turkish-made training airplane Hürku? breaks speed record

A Turkish-made basic training aircraft called the Hürku?, which was designed and manufactured by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), set a record high speed of 659 kilometers per hour on Feb. 28 in a test flight in Ankara. 

The two-seat Hürku? began a dive from 27,000 feet (9,000 meters) at the test site, reaching a top speed of 659 km per hour during the dive. 

Turkish Air Force gets new electronic warfare system from ASELSAN

Turkey's leading defense system producer ASELSAN has handed over its newly developed and locally produced land-based radar electronic attack system KORAL to the Turkish Air Force.

A handing over ceremony was held at the defense company's Gölba?? facility in the capital Ankara, attended by Turkish Air Force commander Abidin Ünal.