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Turkey makes progress toward wind tunnel capability
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
The first role for the new facility will be to carry out wind tunnel tests on the TF-X Turkish Fighter, but is intended to be used in the development of a variety of indigenous, rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft.

Turkish Aerospace is building Turkey's biggest and Europe's second-largest subsonic wind tunnel facility. The first role for the new facility will be to carry out wind tunnel tests on the TF-X Turkish Fighter, but is intended to be used in the development of a variety of indigenous, rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft.

The tunnel will have three different test sections, large, small and open. The test specimens will be positioned in these sections and will be equipped with state of the art technology measurement and sensing devices for advanced testing.

With the integrated moving ground belt system, landing and take-off tests for aircraft will be carried out only in this tunnel in Turkey. In addition to these test capabilities, the production, integration and instrumentation of the models to be tested will also be carried out in this facility and significant contributions will be made to the product development process.

Turkish Aerospace President and CEO Prof. Temel Kotil says, "We are building the second largest subsonic wind tunnel facility in Europe. We keep working in order to achieve our biggest project Turkish Fighter. Our facility will be the only facility in Turkey in this field with the capability to allow aeroacoustic testing."

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Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) Airframer
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TAI TF-X
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