Turkey's newly announced 300+ metre STOBAR Aircraft carrier

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Turkey has announced a program to design, develop and produce a 300+ metre STOBAR Aircraft Carrier by 2029.

What we know so far from Turkish media:

ICDAS Shipyard has acquired a new dry dock which measures 370m by 70m for this sole purpose.

Turkey intends to field a CV variant of the TF-X fighter (or another fighter to be developed with ROSTEC of Russia).

TEKSAV Teknoloji, a Turkish company which produces Aircraft Arresting systems has been asked to develop the STOBAR system.

Turkey's success in developing surface-combatant carrier escorts (AAW Frigates, MILDEN Submarine etc) has paved the way for the CV program

http://i2.haber7.net//haber/haber7/photos/2018/21/yerli_ucak_gemisi_icin_ilk_adim_atildi_1526972162_1264.jpg

http://www.denizhaber.com.tr/icdas-tersanesinde-ucak-gemisi-icin-hazirliklar-basladi-haber-81684.htm
http://www.star.com.tr/ekonomi/ilk-ucak-gemisi-icin-insa-havuzu-yapiliyor-haber-1345284/
https://www.virahaber.com/ilk-ucak-gemisi-icin-insa-havuzu-yapiliyor-48434h.htm

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Meanwhile Turkey's 2 LHD's/Light Carriers (TCG Anadolu and TCG Trakya) will be getting 16 F-35B's each...

TCG Trakya, On The Way
http://en.c4defence.com/Agenda/tcg-trakya-on-the-way/6374/1

As Turkey counts down for delivery of the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft, another development came into light of the Turkish Navy front. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, the service plans to supply a total of 32 short-takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft. Today, there are two aircraft models with this feature and one is to retire. For this reason, the service is considering Lockheed Martin's F-35B aircraft program.

According to the information obtained, the service wrote a letter to the Chief of General Staff and requested initiation of the construction of TCG Trakya, the twin of Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) TCG ANADOLU. The Navy stated that the timing of construction of the second ship would have many advantages both in terms of construction time and program cost.

The second phase of the program will include the supply of vertical landing aircraft to be deployed on TCG Trakya. Accordingly, the total number of F-35B aircraft demanded by the service will also be revised.

Although it is not officially requested from the US yet, the Navy plans to buy 16 aircraft per LHD. If all goes as planned, Turkey will have purchased 100 F-35As and 32 F-35Bs.

The Spanish Navantia Shipyard provides technical support to Sedef Shipyard. Sedef Shipyard utilizes Navantia's Juan Carlos 1 LHD ship experience. The Spanish Juan Carlos 1 ship is equipped with McDonnell Douglas design (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II platforms as well as vertical landing helicopters. Spain plans to retire these aircraft and supply the F-35B instead.

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Just wait for this to happen....

https://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-introduces-bipartisan-ban-f-35-joint-strike-fighter-sales-turkey-act

Should that Bill become legislation then the deal with Rostec of Russia will kick in...we could then see a YAK-141 derivative aircraft fielded by both Russian and Turkish LHD’s.

Turkey would also allocate the $20 billion it had allocated for the F-35’s towards speeding up the TF-X program with BAE systems.

The US would then loose Incirlik AF base and the Kurecik Radar station together with Turkish Air Space. We could also see Russian and Chinese bases in Turkey and Northern Cyprus....There is a very remote possibility of the Trump Administration making this mistake.

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Really the Yack?! In 2030's!

One minute... Let me get the Nieuport Blueprints... You never know.

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Should that Bill become legislation then the deal with Rostec of Russia will kick in...we could then see a YAK-141 derivative aircraft fielded by both Russian and Turkish LHD’s.

Facepalm

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It would be fun to see this happen. But unfortunately the Turkish president is making it difficult for the economy.

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Regardless of any other consideration fielding a 300+ mtrs CV in the mediterranean seems me a total overkill, let's imagine in the Black sea.

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Regardless of any other consideration fielding a 300+ mtrs CV in the mediterranean seems me a total overkill, let's imagine in the Black sea.

It wont be fielded in the Black Sea or Mediterranean Sea.

It will be primarily in the Indian Ocean with logistical support from the Turkish bases in Somalia and Sudan.

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One minute... Let me get the Nieuport Blueprints... You never know.

Keyword- derivative of the YAK-141.

You would recall the F-35B also uses technology that Lockheed Martin had obtained from Yakolev

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You would recall the F-35B also uses technology that Lockheed Martin had obtained from Yakolev

BS

A great deal of misinformation has appeared on the Internet regarding the relationship of the Soviet Yak-41 (later Yak-141), NATO reporting name Freestyle, to the X-35 and the rest of the JSF program. The Pratt & Whitney 3BSD nozzle design predates the Russian work. In fact the 3BSD was tested with a real engine almost twenty years before the first flight of the Yak.

http://www.codeonemagazine.com/article.html?item_id=137
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^Nonsense Spudman. The US reframed the argument to make it about the nozzle. Its not about the nozzle. Its about the jet. The size, the mission scope and the general capability. That was manifested in the Yak first.

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Keyword- derivative of the YAK-141.

Yeah... that's not achievable within the next two decades. Its not as simple as dusting out the old blueprints and ordering up a new set of molds.

You would recall the F-35B also uses technology that Lockheed Martin had obtained from Yakolev

A popular myth. The data from Yakolev was employed in the JSF risk reduction studies and to pad LM's proposal to the DoD. None of the technology made it onto the actual aircraft - the F-35B employs a shaft driven lift fan (cold air) in contrast to the Yak-141's twin turbojets. Its a very different principle. As for the 3 bearing swivel nozzle - that had its origins in the Convair 200 program (which, though cancelled, predates the Yak-141).
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You mean the two lift engines.. oh wait, the F-35 uses a lift fan.. maybe the stealth, nope.... mid-mounted the main engine.... nope.

The size, the mission scope and the general capability
You mean like a bigger version of the Harrier which has been on the drawing board FOREVER.. or how about the Convair Model 200 which came LONG before the Yak was even drempt of and is where teh 3BN came from.

Try your nonsense elsewhere.

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The general 'philosophy' of VSTOL had been demonstrated way back in the 60s.

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With a little R&D, an ASELSAN AESA radar and a TAEC Aircraft Engine Industry Corporation Engine I am pretty sure Turkey can field a YAK-141 based VTOL aircraft suitable for use on its LHD’s. It does not need to be a 5th Gen aircraft. 4.5 Gen is sufficient for Turkey.

With Turkey’s stand-off missiles such as the SOM-B1 the 4.5 gen VTOL aircraft can still be very useful.

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The general 'philosophy' of VSTOL had been demonstrated way back in the 60s.

...and in 1963 in Germany (VJ 101), and in UK (Hawker P.1127) and in... who knows...

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I am pretty sure Turkey can field a YAK-141 based VTOL

ok so who will pay for its development? Russia probably won't, they're interested in the Su-57K, unless Turkey pays most of reviving a Yak-141.
Also why would you want to go from a 5th gen aircraft to a 4th gen?

And do you really want to leave the US-NATO alliance for Russia? Sure, it means Incirlik might be gone.. but it also means it makes it much easier for NATO to side with Greece during a dispute. Also supporting the Kurds.

Russia?.. they support Syria, your enemy.

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The Harrier wasn't supersonic.

In the spirit of these copy accusations , it works. I can go on all day about how the tu 160 isn't a copy of the B1A but you wont care.

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ok so who will pay for its development? Russia probably won't, they're interested in the Su-57K, unless Turkey pays most of reviving a Yak-141.
Also why would you want to go from a 5th gen aircraft to a 4th gen?

And do you really want to leave the US-NATO alliance for Russia? Sure, it means Incirlik might be gone.. but it also means it makes it much easier for NATO to side with Greece during a dispute. Also supporting the Kurds.

Russia?.. they support Syria, your enemy.

Its all up to the snobby US Congressman. If they want to seek to dictate to Turkey what it can and cant buy or have double standards towards it- Turkey can show them that there are alternative options in this world.

Turkey is a Level 3 Partner in the JSF consortium. Turkey is not an off-the-shelf purchaser of the F-35. Turkey has also paid for its aircraft. If the US suddenly thinks it can use the program to blackmail Turkey into abandoning the S-400 acquisition it will soon realise that the Turks are not Arabs and that they would reply with very radical moves.

As for who will pay for the development- obviously Turkey. They already have a spare $20 billion from the F-35 program and $60 billion worth of arms programs in the pipeline. The development costs will also not be a great deal as the VTOL aircraft will use sub-systems developed for the TF-X program.

Russia also already has plans for a new VTOL aircraft...
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2017/july-20…