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Turkish Air Force - Türk Hava Kuvvetleri

This is a discussion on Turkish Air Force - Türk Hava Kuvvetleri within the Air Force & Aviation forum, part of the Global Defense & Military category; AIR FORCES COMMAND Total Personnel: 60.000 Reserves: 65.000 Structure: Four main commands: 1st Tactical Air Force Command (HQ Eskisehir), 2nd ...


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Turkish Air Force - Türk Hava Kuvvetleri

AIR FORCES COMMAND

Total Personnel: 60.000
Reserves: 65.000

Structure:

Four main commands: 1st Tactical Air Force Command (HQ Eskisehir), 2nd Tactical Air Force Command (HQ Diyarbakir), Air Training Command, Air Logistics Command.

TACTICAL FIGHTER AIRCRAFT

TYPE-NUMBER-REMARKS

F 16C/D Fighting Falcon Block 50 - 76 - Peace Onyx II program, assembled in Turkey.

F 16C/D Fighting Falcon Block 40 - 104 - Peace Onyx I program, assembled in Turkey.

F 16C/D Fighting Falcon Block 30 - 37 - Peace Onyx I program, assembled in Turkey.

F 4E 2020 Terminator - 52 - Upgraded jointly with Israel

F 4E Phantom - 84 - Peace Diamond I-II and USAF reserves.

RF 4E Phantom - 18 - Ex-German Air Force and Peace Diamond II program

F 5A/B 2000 - 30 - +18 under upgrade process which is to be completed by June 2006

NF 5A/B Freedom Fighter - 9 - Turkish Stars.

TOTAL: 410

Note: Turkey officially joined, as a Level 3 partner, the System Development and Demonstration Phase of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) project. Unconfirmed number of fighters planned to be purchased after 2010 is 150.

TRANSPORT/TANKER PLANES

TYPE-NUMBER-REMARKS

C 130E Hercules - 7 - to be upgraded

C 130B Hercules - 5 - With ELINT/SIGINT equipment

C 160T Transall - 16 - Ex-German Air Force

CN 235-100M - 50 - 3 VIP/16 EW, built in Turkey

KC 135R-CRAG Stratotanker - 7

TOTAL (transport only): 78

Note: Turkey, as a partner of the FLA Project, will manufacture parts for and receive 10 A-400M aircraft from 2008 to 2012.

EARLY WARNING AIRCRAFT

TYPE-NUMBER-REMARKS

B-737-700/MESA THEIK - 0 - 4 will be delivered by 2007 under the Peace Eagle program + 2 optional

HELICOPTERS

TYPE-NUMBER-REMARKS

UH1H Iroquois - 22 - 6 SAR+4 EH+12 utility.

AS532UL Cougar Mk1 - 20 - 14 SAR+6 CSAR copters. Assembled in Turkey.

TOTAL: 12 Utility + 20 SAR + 6 CSAR + 4 Electronic Warfare

TRAINING AIRCRAFT

TYPE-NUMBER

T38A Talon - 69
T37B/C Tweety Bird - 53
SF260D - 38
T41D Mescalero - 30

MISSILES

TYPE-NUMBER-REMARKS

Air-Air

AIM 120A/B AMRAAM - 314 - 176 AIM 120A + 138 AIM 120B

AIM 7E Sparrow - 367

AIM 9M Sidewinder - 500

AIM 9L/I Sidewinder - 640

AIM 9S Sidewinder - 310 - From AIM-9M without IRCCM

AIM 9P3 Sidewinder - 750+

Air-Ground

AGM 88B HARM - 96

Popeye I - 100 - 110 km. range

Delilah Cruise Missile - 0 - There is a co-production agreement with Israel and expected date of delivery of the first batch of 50 units is 2005. Also known as Delilah II, the missile has a 400+km range and it evolved from the Delilah I UAV as a result of Israeli-Chinese cooperation

AGM 65G1 Maverick IIR - 274

AGM 65A/B Maverick - 550

GBU 8/B HOBOS - 200

Paveway I-II - 1.200

BLU 107 Durandal - 523

AN/AVQ 23 Pave Spike - ?

AN/AAQ 14 LANTIRN - 40

AN/AAQ 13 LANTIRN - 40

Litening III - ? - 20 under delivery, +20 optional.

Surface-Air

I-Hawk PIP III (1X3) launchers - 0 - 48 launchers to be delivered in the course of 2005. 8 batteries with 6 launchers and 3 missiles each

MIM14B Nike Hercules - 72 - 8 squadrons each having 3 batteries and 9 launchers

Rapier FSB1 launchers - 86 - 85 launchers updated to Rapier B1X level. 840 additional Mk2B missiles under delivery. More B1X launchers under delivery. Launchers are accompanied by 40 DN181 Blindfire radars

ZIPKIN KMS (1X4 FIM-92 Stinger) - ? - Stinger mounted on 4X4 armored vehicles. Total demand for 32 will be met by 2006.

FIM92C Stinger RMP - 108 - Being manufactured in Turkey

Note: Turkey is interested in the Arrow II anti-ballistic missile. US has already approved, including the Green Pine radar, its sell to Turkey. However, the purchase is pending due to financial difficulties Turkey is facing.


Future Projects:

AIR FORCES COMMAND


<LI>F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Turkey officially joined, as a Level 3 partner, the System Development and Demonstration Phase of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) project. Unconfirmed number of fighters planned to be purchased after 2010 is 150. Status: On track.</FONT>

<LI>F-16 CCIP Modernization: A total of 117 F-16 fighters are planned to undergo a comprehensive CCIP modernization by the US. The program would also include the procurement of new weapons platforms such as the AIM-120C5 AMRAAM and AIM-9X Sidewinder.Status: Contract signed in April 2005. Estimated completion date is 2012. There are plans to upgrade the remaining 100 aircrafts upon completion of the first batch of 117.

<LI>SPEWS-II: Production in Turkey of ALQ-178V5 Radar Warning Receivers and RF Jammers and their installation in the 60 F-16C Block 50 fighters. Status: Contract was signed with delay and went into effect on 13 November 2003. Project was initially scheduled to be completed by 2007. However, it is now planned to integrate this project to the above-mentioned F-16 CCIP modernization program.

<LI>Terminator II: A total of 48 F-4E fighters are planned to undergo a comprehensive modernization in collaboration with Israel. The program would also include the procurement of new weapons platforms such as the Python-5 and Derby.Status: Contracted.

<LI>Delilah II Cruise Missile: An order of 50 units was placed in the last quarter of 2004. Status: On track.

<LI>A400 Future's Large Aircraft: Turkey, as a partner of the FLA Project, will manufacture parts for and receive 10 A-400M aircraft from 2008 to 2012. Status: On track.

<LI>Early Warning Aircraft B-737-700/MESA THEIK: 4 will be delivered by 2007 + 2 optional. Status: On track, contract signed.

<LI>I-Hawk PIP-III Surface-to-Air Missile: 48 launchers to be delivered in the course of 2005. 8 batteries with 6 launchers and 3 missiles each. Status: On track.

<LI>ZIPKIN KMS (1X4 FIM-92 Stinger) SAM: Locally manufactured Stinger mounted on 4X4 armored vehicles. Total demand for 32 will be met by 2006. Status: On track.

Arrow II Anti-ballistic Missile: Turkey is interested in the Arrow II anti-ballistic missile. US has already approved, including the Green Pine radar, its sell to Turkey. Some sources state that Turkey has invested US$100 million for its development.Status: Unknown. Under negotiation with Israel.
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