First Flight From Indigenous Fighter Jet KAAN

KAAN, Turkey's national combat aircraft, made its first flight in the morning hours today.

KAAN, Turkey’s national combat aircraft, successfully made its first flight and met with the sky.

KAAN is made of composite materials with the ability to absorb radar waves and has features such as twin-engine, low-visibility, advanced firing systems and dual-function radar.

The aircraft uses an electronic warfare system and an electro-optical 360-degree surveillance system developed by ASELSAN, and can carry a total of eight medium and long-range missiles, four inside the fuselage and four on the sides of the fuselage.

With KAAN, Turkey became one of the countries with the 5th generation fighter jet and gained strategic attack capability at supersonic speed with high air combat range.

Crew 1
Length: 21 meters (69 ft)
Height 6 meters (20 ft)
Wing span 14 meters (46 ft)
Power source: 2 × General Electric F110-GE-129 afterburner turbofan
Thrust without an afterburner: 2 × 17,155 pounds-force (76 kN)
Thrust power with afterburner: 2 × 29,400 pounds-force (131 kN)

Top speed: Mach 1.8 (2,210 km/h; 1,190 kn)
Service ceiling 55,000 feet (17,000 m)
G limit: +9g / -3.5g

ASELSAN’s indigenous AESA Radar Integrated RF System (BÜRFİS)
SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar System)
IRST (Infrared Search and Track) sensor
EOTS (Electro-optical targeting system)
Helmet Mounted Sight System

Avionics is the aviation term for the electronic systems of airplanes, artificial satellites and spacecraft.

Kaan is a male birth name and surname. Originating from Turkic peoples, the name Kaan means “ruler” or “King of Kings” (Khagan).

Mücahid Ahlatçı

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