TR Defence

TuAF F-16 Block 30s to fly with Turkish computers

Aselsan will integrate new mission computer and control software to all Turkish Air Force F-16 Block 30 fighter jets. Rest of Turkey's F-16 fleet is under CCIP upgrade.

Turkey will start integrating indigenous flight mission computers on its fleet of Block 30-type F-16 fighting falcons, daily Hurriyet newspaper reported.

The decision came after a key Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) meeting that, for the first time, gave the green light for development of Turkey’s first modern jet trainer and combat aircraft. Turkey’s move to start using its own mission computers on F-16s will greatly increase the country’s self-sufficiency in aerial defence and add to its growing pool of know-how and aerospace technology.

Turkish F-16s foreign-originated mission computers and hidden source codes have long been a matter of controversy, with some claiming that foreign manufacturers held the power to disable Turkish jets by executing hidden segments of software not revealed to Turkish authorities. The decision to start using indigenously-developed Turkish mission computers and flight software will effectively eliminate these worries. 

Turkey’s military eletronics giant Aselsan will design and assemble the new mission computers.

Short URL: http://www.trdefence.com/?p=3098

Posted by on Dec 17 2010 Filed under American Defense New, Headlines, Science & Tech, Turkish Defense News, Turkish Military Procurement. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

1 Comment for “TuAF F-16 Block 30s to fly with Turkish computers”

  1. [...] F-16 Block 30s to fly with Turkish computers TuAF F-16 Block 30s to fly with Turkish computers | TRDEFENCE Turkey will start integrating indigenous flight mission computers on its fleet of Block [...]

Comments are closed



Please donate as little as $1 and help TR Defence remain as an independent publication.



Copyright ©2013 TR Defence, Inc. All rigths reserved. Contact: trdefence@live.com

Check out our new Forums today!