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Turkey and Ukraine sign joint plane manufacturing project
 
DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published
20 hours ago
 
Previously, Turkey’s domestic airplane production project, TRJET’s, introduction to the international press was made at the Paris Air Show 2015 Aviation Fair.
 
 
Turkey and Ukraine reached an official agreement for the joint manufacturing of passenger and cargo planes. The agreement also involves areas such as industry, technology, energy, agriculture and transport
 
Turkey has signed an agreement with Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing company Antonov on the joint production of passenger and cargo aircraft. The agreement came after Turkey initiated work on a domestic plane by obtaining the licenses of planes produced by German aircraft manufacturer Dornier. As a part of the work on the domestic plane, the Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ministry will simultaneously work on the TRJ328 and TAN-158 models. As such, talks between Turkey and Ukraine for a joint plane project have progressed in line with Daily Sabah's reporting one year ago.
 
The agreement was signed by Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Gennadiy Zubko and National Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz, who traveled to Kiev to attend the 10th meeting of the Turkey-Ukraine Intergovernmental Trade and Economic Cooperation, according Yeni Şafak daily. According to the agreement, the two countries will engage in joint cooperation on aviation and space technologies.
 
Zubko said Turkey and Ukraine decided to jointly produce passenger and cargo planes at the Antonov facilities, adding: "I am sure our works will be fruitful. We have set a road map and we will work according to it."
 
Turkey will work to produce a TAN-158 model passenger plane based on Ukraine's An-158 model passenger plane on the one hand, and will develop and produce a cargo plane based on Ukraine's An-178 model cargo plane on the other. The agreement also encapsulates issues such as training nuclear power plant staff and enabling Turkish students to undergo a period of training in Ukraine.
 
Commenting on the agreement, Yılmaz said issues such as industry, technology, energy, agriculture, transport, tourism, the environment, urban planning, culture and tourism were also reflected in the agreement. "As a result of efforts made by a technical delegation, we have addressed bilateral economic and trade relations as a whole during the two-day 10th meeting of the Turkey-Ukraine Intergovernmental Trade and Economic Cooperation. We also addressed future projects," he added. Stressing that the issues cited in the agreement are a rough guide for bilateral economic and trade relations, Yılmaz said the technical delegation's negotiations and the following decisions are expected to lend a new impetus to Turkish-Ukrainian relations. Previously, Ukraine put Turkey's efforts on the domestic plane on its radar and offered to develop cooperation in this field with Ankara. Three years ago, then-prime minister and current President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych met in Ankara where Yanukovych personally introduced an Antonov-158 model plane. Both leaders examined the plane at Ankara's Esenboğa Airport.
 

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I had many Egyptian & Iraqi friends during my student days in the late 1960’s. In reply to my question as to why did Arabs support the English against the Turks during WW1, I was told that Turks were the worst rulers possible.  One of the Iraqi governors even imposed ’Dental Tax’ on Iraqis because the food of Iraqi was causing excessive damage to the Pasha’s teeth.

 

I am therefore surprised that Qataris are becoming so close to Turks. This is what Realpolitik is all about.

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"Turks were the worst rulers possible."

 

That I think is very questionable Niaz sahib.  The Brits did to them what they did to our people.  Made promises to nobodies about making them Kings and princes of the territories to be broken away from the Ottoman empire and the rest is history.  The local variants of Mir Jaffers and Mir Sadiqs are essentially what led to these Arabs breaking away.  So it was an issue of the Arabs not wanting to play by the book and be ruled from Anatolia.  So now what has come after the Ottoman empire is far worse, more divisive, insanely backwards than anything that was once the Ottoman empire.  Whatever the Turks were, they were not backwards or retrogressive.  One cannot say the same about the many Arab sheikhdoms that came after.

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Could this be relevant for PAF?
 
 
Turkey's first bunker-busting bomb under production
 
ANADOLU AGENCY
KIRIKKALE, Turkey
 
Turkey's first bunker-busting bomb is under production, a senior weapons official said Monday.
 
The Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation, known by its Turkish acronym MKEK, has recently certified the 2,000 pound (907 kilogram) bomb for use with F-16 and F-4 warplanes.
 
İhsan Çağatay Öncel, the research and development manager at MKEK's factory in Kırıkkale, central Turkey, said the weapon was capable of penetrating reinforced concrete targets.
 
"The penetrator bomb has the capability to break reinforced concrete and now its certification for F-4 and F-16 warplanes has been completed," he told Anadolu Agency.
 
Based on the Mark 84 bomb, the device can destroy underground ammunition and fuel dumps and structures such as dams, bridges as well as systems such as missile batteries and radar antennae.
 

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Let's see if we are planning a weapons upgrade package with Blk III JF 17s, then certainly with ASELPOD / DAMOCLES these bombs can come in handy. I think we are already manufacturing Mk 82/84 series of bombs.

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