Feb 2, 2015
Eurojet May Power Turkey's First Indigenous Fighter Jet
A critical Turkish decision to select a twin-engine model for the fighter jet the country hopes to design, develop and manufacture could be a sign that the European consortium could power the Turkish aircraft.
The intended collaboration is primarily based on the EJ200 engine, which is currently employed on the Eurofighter Typhoon.
Turkey has said it is looking for alternative programs to locally develop an engine for the TFX through national engine-maker Tusas Turkish Engine Industries (TEI).
The EJ200 is a military turbofan, used as the power plant of the Eurofighter Typhoon. The engine is largely based on the Rolls-Royce XG-40 technology demonstrator that was developed in the 1980s.