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The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is nearing completion of the second prototype for its TAI Kaan fighter jet, a significant step forward in the development of this next-generation aircraft. The final assembly and engine integration processes are on track to be finished by June or July of this year, paving the way for a series of comprehensive flight tests.

This news comes after the successful maiden flight of the first Kaan prototype in February 2024. The second prototype will undergo a rigorous testing program to assess its performance capabilities and refine its design before mass production begins.

The TAI Kaan, also known as TF (“Turkish Fighter”) and MMU (Milli Muharip Uçak, meaning “National Combat Aircraft”), is a twin-engine, all-weather stealth fighter designed for air superiority and to replace the Turkish Air Force’s aging F-16 fleet. It boasts advanced features like radar-absorbent materials and a sophisticated avionics suite, making it a formidable addition to the Turkish arsenal.

The completion of the second prototype signifies Turkey’s growing prowess in the aerospace industry. The Kaan program represents a significant leap forward in the country’s ability to design and manufacture its own advanced combat aircraft.