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Turkish 5th-gen Fighter Jet KAAN’s Maiden Flight Makes Global Headlines

Ankara: A historic Moment for Türkiye’s defense industry was witnessed as the first successful flight of the Fifth Generation aircraft “KAAN” soared for 33 minutes.

Türkiye witnessed a monumental stride in its defense capabilities with the triumphant debut flight of the Fifth Generation “KAAN” aircraft, marking a historic milestone for the nation’s defense industry. Crafted by the adept hands of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), this revolutionary aircraft’s inaugural flight, soaring for an impressive 33 minutes on February 22, signals its seamless integration into the realm of military aviation.

Pioneering Türkiye’s ascent into elite ranks, the KAAN stands as the fourth Fifth Generation aircraft produced globally, a testament to Türkiye’s burgeoning prowess in advanced aerospace technology. Initially powered by an American-manufactured F110 engine, the KAAN is poised for further enhancement with the forthcoming integration of a cutting-edge Turkish-built TAI 10000 engine.

Beyond its domestic significance, the KAAN garners international attention, with the Pakistan Air Force eagerly eyeing its capabilities. With promising prospects on the horizon, Türkiye’s Defense Minister affirms Pakistan’s imminent participation in the aircraft’s production, fostering a collaborative stride towards bolstering regional defense capabilities.

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