A contract was signed between TÜBİTAK BİLGEM and Turkish Aerospace Industries(TUSAŞ) on 25.12.2019 in Ankara for a near field test facility within the scope of the National Combat Aircraft (MMU) Convention. As a result of the contract, it will establish a radar cross-sectional facility of the National Combat Aircraft and the aircraft will be tested.
The contract was signed between TÜBİTAK BİLGEM President. Dr. Prof. Dr. Hacı Ali Mantar and General Manager of Turkish Aerospace Industry. Dr. Temel Kotil. In this way, Turkish Aerospace Industries, 20-25 meters in size will be installed in an infrastructure to test the aircraft. Radar trace measurements at the facility, which is expected to be established in 2021, will pave the way for MMU to be used in design and development activities. TÜBİTAK BİLGEM and TUSAŞ thus signed an important investment agreement with the local partnership for the work of the National Combat Aircraft project.
About the contract signed with TUSAŞ, President of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Dr. Hacı Ali Mantar says, “Our high level of cooperation with the National Combat Aircraft is continuing with the Radar Cross-sectional facility we signed today.
President of TAI Dr. If Temel Kotil, "TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Turkey's most important projects of infrastructure investment we have made for MMI will be a first in Turkey. We hope that the radar cross-sectional facility for the 5th generation MMU, which is only available in 4 countries in the world, will be beneficial. We believe that the importance we attach to the development activities of the most important project of our country will improve with the indigenous collaborations.