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Supersonic Turkish F-35 and Hürjet

Turkey is simultaneously developing two different supersonic fighter jets. Hürjet will fly in 2023, the other, a fifth generation, in 2025. The Turkish F-35 will be competitively priced against America’s F-35. The fighter will also have superior avionics against Russia’s SU-57. Supersonic Turkish F-35 and Hürjet, together, will take market share from two top manufacturers, but more from America.

Hürjet will be the first in the market. It will primarily be designed as a training aircraft. Yet, it will also do bombing runs and electronic warfare. Same avionics will be in both Turkish jets. As a result, client states will save training time and cost. In that regard, the Turkish F-35 will be the upgrade to Hürjet. The package will be an exceptionally good deal. No one would want to buy an American “F-35 for half price” after that.

Supersonic Turkish F-35 and Hürjet

Supersonic Turkish F-35, namely TFX, is an experimental fighter jet. It is an outgrown or fallen out version of the Lockheed Martin’s F-35. It is the repercussion of the ill-advised foreign policy objectives of America. Turkey was America’s one of nine partners, building the F-35. It was the only one that was able to manufacture thousand of sixteen hundred pieces, and a dozen of them exclusively.

In 2020, the US Senate passed CAATSA 231 sanctions against Turkey. The bill became the last straw that broke the camel’s back. Turkey, having no other alternative, incorporated Hürjet and TFX into one-two punch. Turkey with its state of art manufacturing plants speeded up its indigenous TFX to replace American F-35.

As a result, on 18 March 2023, when Hürjet will be in the air, TFX will come out of the hangar with a roaring engine for ground tests. Two years after that it will also be in the air. By the end of the decade, massive numbers of them will be in the Turkish Air Force. Many other countries will also be their client states waiting in line.

Hürjet will carry half the load of TFX, 3000 pounds to be exact. It will include nine indigenously developed and manufactured precision guided bombs and missiles. TFX and Hürjet will also share stealth technology, avionics, radars, sensors, lasers. Production, marketing, and maintenance will be streamlined to improve efficiency.

Turkish Edge: Ecosystems

Implicitly, TFX and Hürjet will benefit from Turkish ecosystem that will produce one of a kind indigenous components. They will become spectacular samples of 5.0 industrial revolution. Göktuğ and Som are among them but by no means they make the bulk of it. They are so many to list them here and they are equally sophisticated or better against their American or Western counterparts.

Gökdoğan and Bozdoğan are members of Göktuğ family missiles. They are among the best there is as far as precision and range. They are indigenously built and currently mass-produced wonders by Turkey. As a result, they also have competitive pricing. They will undercut the market for Raytheon-manufactured AIM-9X Sidewinder and Varyant-1, respectively.

Then there is the Turkish Som-J which does not pose a direct threat to an American manufacturer. Turkey indigenously developed it. That is when the US Senate kicked Turkey out of the F-35 program but also forbade the sale of the F-35 to the Turkish Air Force. As a result, the Som-J is no longer available to the American F-35 to use.

Instead, it is now manufactured exclusively for the TFX and Hürjet. The latest and biggest Turkish drone, namely Bayraktar Akıncı, will also be equipped with two of them on board. Nevertheless, these missiles or the supersonic jets or  untold number of Akıncıs do not make the most of the Turkish edge. Rather, the Turkish ecosystems that develop and mass produce them do.

For example, the newly christened ecosystem, called HAB, consists of thousands of engineers and hundreds of companies. There, everything about TFX and  Hürjet comes together with no outside input or contact. No one knows yet what else is being developed that will make these two supersonic jets and other military platforms move ahead even further in capacity.


HAB stands for Ankara Aerospace and Aviation Specialized Organized Industrial Zone. It is about 2.8 square miles, meaning it is three and a half times bigger than Monaco. Sixteen newly built and state of the art factories became operational there in January 2022.

The area includes vast commercial, residential, and recreational sections. Reportedly, it is built for thousands of professionals to live and work with their families. So much so that it is designed like a “Disney” world. No resident will have any need or wish to go out of the zone until 2028. That is exactly the date when the supersonic Turkish jets will begin entering into service in mass.

What is important to note is the fact that these jets will not be the only platforms manufactured there. For example, Turkey will also conduct a crash-landing project to the Moon in 2023 from HAB. Simultaneously, Turkey will also launch its indigenous satellites from this zone. What other technological wonders will come out of there, no one knows until they are announced.

Surely, Turkey did not allocate and develop this massive and restricted zone just to build a couple of supersonic jets! The Turkish Aerospace Inc.,TAI /TUSAŞ, a top one hundred defense industry giant, is only one of many great companies that operates there. Its latest, the fourth largest composites plant in the world under one roof, is another indication what is to come.

Turkish Ecosystems

Is HAB behind the supersonic Turkish F-35 and Hürjet or vice versa is not the real question that matters. It is important to note that the Turkish ecosystems produce wide range of platforms and products. As a result, the Turkish ecosystems serve all segments of the society, not just military, for example.

In the 21st century, Turkey can soon claim to have the world’s “newly built seven wonders.” The world’s biggest airport (Istanbul) and the longest bridge (Çanakkale 1915) are two of them. Soon, it will also have the Kanal Istanbul. It will be busier and more profitable than Suez or Panama canals. Europe’s longest tunnel (Zigana) or three story high tunnel under Bosphorus- Istanbul are some of them.

These gigantic ecosystems are “next wonders of the world” in their own right. HAB is such an ecosystem. It is not only miles long and widespread but it is also equally deep inside the earth. No one knows how deep!  In Turkey, currently, there are varying ecosystems in place or under development. For example, what the Togg ecosystem is projected to do to cars, HAB will do for the air and space technologies.

Either ecosystem will become a stupor of the world in magnitude and production. A statement at the Togg website puts it into a perspective. “With Togg’s 3rd living space and completely new mobility experience, it is the only smart device someone will ever need!” This simply means what Apple did to the cell pones, Turkey may be on the verge doing it to the personal transportation.

In that respect, considering defense industry has been the engine of the world’s biggest economy in America, the progress  that theTurkish defense industry has achieved so far is an indication. TFX and Hürjet are pioneering examples.

TFX and Hürjet

Hürjet, as a lighter and less costly of the two, will be suitable mainly for reconnaissance and bombing raids, besides training. TFX will assume the heavier load, much more sophisticated and delicate missions. In other words, Hürjet will be the “Kalashnikov” of aircrafts. Thus, it will be widely available in many smaller countries that cannot afford fifth generation fighters when they are fledgling states.

As a result, TFX and Hürjet will make Turkey a formidable player in the aircraft business like Togg will do to the country in the automotive industry. The market share of these supersonic Turkish jets will mainly come at the expense of America. Reportedly, the Togg ecosystem will take away about fifteen percent of automobile exports from Germany. There is no telling how much the HAB ecosystem will take away from America.

In that regard, TFX and Hürjet will become revolutionary endeavors. Their one-two punch has never been applied before. On the other hand, their arrival in the wake of Covid-19 and the New World Order is not a coincidence either. After all, Turkey coming up with numerous ecosystems from cars to space age is not an overnight idea. The country was at work for decades, all throughout the 20th century.

Just that no one in the West was paying any attention. Especially under the Globalist leaders in America, the East made great strides and the West decayed from 1992 to 2016. Turkey came out as one of the rising stars of the East like China and India. The West used to control nearly three quarters of the global GDP. Now, it has only one third of it. All transpired within half a century when Turkey embarked on this current path.


On that note, it is always good to go back and pick up a copy of the “GameChanger” before it becomes completely hopeless. I authored the book, and published it in 2020. In it, I came up with a simple argument. “America has to work with Turkey to remain the sole superpower of the world.”

Do we, Americans, have to understand this simple fact when we are no more? Well, TFX and Hürjet are here as reminders! Next reminder will come from Togg and the Germans will tell you! Meanwhile, do you wonder what the third strike may be that would put the East altogether in charge that it is not already?

That is a story for the next time because it is even bigger than what HAB or Togg ecosystems will bring it on for the West to surmount.