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Aselsan and Eurojet to strengthen collaboration on EJ200 engine program

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World Defense & Security Industry News - Aselsan & Eurojet
 
 
Aselsan and Eurojet to strengthen collaboration on EJ200 engine program
 
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines the main areas of collaboration to be developed between Aselsan Turkey’s leading defense company and the European engine consortium Eurojet was signed on January 19 by both companies. The purpose of the MoU is to pave the way for further discussions to explore potential opportunities for business collaboration on an Engine Control Unit, a Health and Usage Monitoring System and software development projects relating to the EJ200 engine program.
     
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines the main areas of collaboration to be developed between Aselsan Turkey’s leading defense company and the European engine consortium Eurojet was signed on January 19 by both companies. The purpose of the MoU is to pave the way for further discussions to explore potential opportunities for business collaboration on an Engine Control Unit, a Health and Usage Monitoring System and software development projects relating to the EJ200 engine program. Turkish Aerospace Industries' preliminary design for TAI TFX next-gen fighter aircraft
     
The MoU was signed by Dr. Faik Eken, General Manager of Aselsan and Clemens Linden, CEO of EUROJET. To ensure that the cooperative work to be undertaken by the companies proceeds efficiently, the parties have agreed to establish a Steering Committee to ensure regular meetings as well as dedicated Working Groups to execute the collaborative efforts. Besides the collaboration topics that have been defined in the agreement, the parties have agreed to explore further opportunities to expand the extent of cooperation between the companies.

The intended collaboration is primarily based on the EJ200 engine, which is currently employed on the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet and may find application in the Turkish TFX programme, ASELSAN said.

Turkey announced the TFX programme in 2010 under which it intends to design, develop and produce an indigenous next-generation air superiority fighter jet. The combat plane will be developed by the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) with technical assistance from Sweden's SAAB.

The first prototype of the fighter aircraft is planned to be produced by 2023.