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Recently, Turkey unveiled a turbofan jet engine designated TF-6000. This engine is able to generate 6000 lbf of thrust, which is pretty good in my opinion, as the Taiwanese jet fighter, Ching Kuo, uses double 6100 lbf jet engines.

Did Turkey build this from its own research and know-how or did they obtain help from other countries, e.g., Ukraine?

Note: Ivchenko and Motor Sich engines have a much lower thrust than that of TF-6000

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  • $\begingroup$ Why do you say that Ivchenko Progress' engines have a much lower thrust? E.g. the AI-222 has 5,500 lbf (>9,000 lbf with afterburner), which is similar. They also have engines with higher thrust (e.g. D-436 with 16,865 lbf), so why shouldn't they be able to help with something in between? $\endgroup$
    – Robe
    Commented Sep 8, 2022 at 8:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Robe, I don't know. You tell me. If Ukraine had helped Turkey, they would have disclosed it to the media as their company's advertisements. The engines Turkey is purchasing have lower thrust. Other engines you are talking about do not match the amount of thrust. $\endgroup$
    – user366312
    Commented Sep 8, 2022 at 8:57
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    $\begingroup$ Companies don't always disclose their cooperations, especially with sensitive issues like military capabilities. Perhaps Turkey wants to show the development as an inhouse achievement and asked Progress not to make publicity about it, but we can only speculate about it. $\endgroup$
    – Robe
    Commented Sep 8, 2022 at 9:10
  • $\begingroup$ Your one-sentence question in the middle should be deleted and asked as its own question. We adhere to a reasonably strict "one question per question" policy - also, note that nobody has addressed it. $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Commented Sep 8, 2022 at 17:37

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According to the article at:https://www.turdef.com/Article/tei-has-an-engine-surprise-for-kizilelma/1736

The engine will produce a trust similar to Ivchenko Progress and Motor Sich’s AI-322F engine. The engine was planned to be used at Baykar Technogy’s MIUS (Kızılelma) Combat Unmanned Aircraft System. The engine is also suitable for the Turkish Aerospace ( TUSAŞ) Hürjet Project. According to the TEI’s statement, the engine might also work on supersonic platforms.

Baykar and Ivchenko-Progress had signed in November 2021 at SahaExpo2021 AI-322F Turbofan Engine Supply and AI-25TLT Turbofan Engine Integration contracts.

Thereby probably safe to say that some help from Ukraine in designing the engine was obtained.

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