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Founded
1909 – 1911
Country  Turkey
Size 60,100 personnel (2008 est.)
930+ aircraft
Part of Turkish Armed Forces
HQ Ankara
Engagements
Balkan Wars
First World War
Turkish War of Independence
Korean War
Cyprus War
Operation Provide Comfort
Operation Deliberate Force
Operation Northern Watch
Operation Allied Force
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Northern Iraq
Operation Sun



Insignia

  

Roundel
 
Aircraft flown
Attack
F-16 Fighting Falcon
- F-4E 2020 Terminator
- F-4E Phantom II
- F-5 2000

Electronic
warfare - Boeing 737 AEW&C
- CN-235 EW
Fighter - F-16 Fighting Falcon
Interceptor - F-16 Fighting Falcon
Reconnaissance - RF-4E Phantom II
- Heron
- MQ-9 Reaper
- MQ-1 Predator
- RQ-7 Shadow 600
- Searcher II
- Aerostar
- GNAT 750
- I-GNAT ER
Trainer - T-38
- SF-260
- T-37
- T-41
Transport - C-130
- C-160
- CN-235
- Cougar
- UH-1H
Aerial refueling - KC-135R

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Structure


Headquarters, Ankara

Chief of the Turkish General Staff: General Isik Kosaner
Commander of the Turkish Air Force: General Hasan Aksay

Air Force Staff Division Command

10th Tanker Base Command, Incirlik, Adana
KC-135 Stratotanker tanker aircraft
11th Air Transportation Main Base Command, Etimesgut, Ankara
CASA CN-235(T),
Cessna Citation VII,
Cessna Citation II (CE-550),
Gulfstream IV-SP,
3 CASA CN-235 (T) ambulance aircraft
12th Air Transportation Main Base Command, Erkilet, Kayseri
C-130 Hercules,
C-160 Transall and
CASA CN-235 (T) aircraft

1st Tactical Air Force Command, Eskisehir
1st Main Jet Base Group Command
4th Main Jet Base Group Command
6th Main Jet Base Group Command
9th Main Jet Base Group Command
15th Missile Base Group Command
1st Air Control Group Command
2nd Tactical Air Force Commands, Diyarbakir
5th Main Jet Base Group Command
7th Main Jet Base Group Command
8th Main Jet Base Group Command
2nd Air Control Group. Command
Air Training Command, Gaziemir, Izmir
2nd Main Jet Base Group Command
3rd Main Jet Base Group Command
Air Force Academy Command
Air Corps Schools and Technical Training Center Command
Air Language School and Airmen Training Brigade Command
Air Logistics Command, Etimesgut, Ankara
1st Air Supply and Maintenance Center Command
2nd Air Supply and Maintenance Center Command
3rd Air Supply and Maintenance Center Command
Air Museum Command

These commands consist of:
19 Combat squadrons
1 Reconnaissance squadron
6 Training squadrons
6 Transportation squadrons
1 Tanker squadron
8 Surface-to-air missile (SAM) squadrons

INVENTORY
Aircraft Role Versions In service Notes
Fighter Aircraft

F-16 Fighting Falcon

Multirole Aircraft

Block 40/50/52

180

All will receive the CCIP upgrade

F-16 Fighting Falcon

Multirole Aircraft

Block 30

30

Low level modernization by TAI

F-4E 2020 Terminator

Multirole Aircraft

-

52

Modernized by IAI

F-4E 2000 Şimşek

Multirole Aircraft

-

48

Low level modernization by TAI

F-4E Phantom II

Multirole Aircraft

F-4E Phantom II

25

-

F-5 Freedom Fighter

Multirole Aircraft

NF-5

75

Low combat role, used as advanced trainers

 

 

Total Combat Aircraft

410

 

 

Aircraft

Role

Versions

In service

Notes

Reconnaissance Aircraft

RF-4E

Reconnaissance Aircraft

RF-4E Phantom

26

Modernized by TAI under the 'Işık' modernization program

 

 

Total Reconnaissance Aircraft

26

 

 

Aircraft

Role

Versions

In service

Notes

Trainer Aircraft

T-38 Talon

Trainer Aircraft

T-38A Talon

70

Modernized by TAI under the 'Arı' modernization program

F-5 2000

Trainer Aircraft

F-5B

50

Modernized by IAI

T-37 Tweet

Trainer Aircraft

T-37 Tweet

60

Will be phased out

SF-260

Trainer Aircraft

SF-260D

38

Built by TAI

T-41 Mescalero

Trainer Aircraft

T-41D Mescalero

28

-

 

 

Total Trainer Aircraft

246

 

 

Aircraft

Role

Versions

In service

Notes

Transport Aircraft

C-130 Hercules

Transport Aircraft

C-130E

13

Modernized by TAI under the Erciyes program

C-160 Transall

Transport Aircraft

C-160T

20

Modernized by TAI

CN-235

Transport Aircraft

CN-235M-100

50

Built by TAI

Grumman Gulfstream G550

VIP Transport

-

1

-

Grumman Gulfstream-IV

VIP Transport

-

3

-

Cessna 550 Citation II

VIP Transport

-

2

-

Cessna 650 Citation VII

VIP Transport

-

2

-

Beech King Air 200

VIP Transport

-

1

-

 

 

Total Transport Aircraft

92

 

 

Aircraft

Role

Versions

In service

Notes

Tanker Aircraft

KC-135 Stratotanker

Aerial Refueling Tanker

KC-135R-CRAG Stratotanker

7

-

 

 

Total Aerial Refueling Aircraft

7

 

 

Aircraft

Role

Versions

In service

Notes

Helicopter

Eurocopter Cougar

Utility Helicopter

AS 532UL Cougar Mk1

20

Built by TAI

UH-1 Huey

Light Utility Helicopter

UH-1H

80

-

 

 

Total Helicopter

100

 

 

Aircraft

Role

Versions

In service

Notes

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Harpy

Mini UAV

-

107

Heron

MALE UAV

-

10

 

I-GNAT ER

MALE UAV

-

20

-

 

 

Total Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

137

 

Air Defense Weapons

Weapon

Role

Versions

In service

Notes

Surface to Air Weapons

MIM-14

Long Range Air Defense Weapon

Nike-Hercules

72 Missiles

To be phased out

MIM-23

Medium Range Air Defense Weapon

Hawk XXI

48 Fire Unit with 16 Battery

-

Rapier missile

Medium Range Air Defense Weapon

Rapier FSB1

86 Battery

Produced under license by Roketsan

Atılgan PMADS

Short Range Air Defense Weapon

Zıpkın Variant Mounted on Land Rover Defender

32 Battery

Produced under license by Roketsan

FIM-92 Stinger

MANPADS

-

108 Launcher

Produced under license by Roketsan

Future plans

Aircraft

Role

Versions

Planned

Notes

F-16 Fighting Falcon

Multirole Fighter

F-16 CCIP

30

To be delivered in 2011

F-35 Lightning II

Stealth multirole fighter

F-35A

100+16 option

Center fuselage of Turkish F-35s will be produced in Turkey. After 2013, TAI will also produce 100% of the F-35 under license from Lockheed Martin Corporation.

A400M

Strategic Transport Aircraft

A400M

10

TAI is a production share partner which will design and produce centre fuselage, hatches and other parts.

B-737-700 AEW&C MESA

AWACS

-

4

To be delivered in 2011 under 'Peace Eagle' program.

TAI Hürkuş

Basic Trainer Aircraft

TAI Hürkuş

4 prototypes

First prototypes planned to be completed in 2010.

KT-1

Basic Trainer Aircraft

KT-1T

40+15 optional

-

TAI Anka

MALE UAV

Anka-A and Anka-B

10 + 30 option

Prototype of Anka-A is ready. Anka-B will be armed with missiles.

MQ-1 Predator

MALE UAV

-

6

-

MQ-9 Reaper

MALE UCAV

-

4

Aircraft and three command centers will be delivered.

Long Range Air Defense System Project

Air Defense Weapons

 

4 Battery/16 Fire Units

Turkey will choose among MIM-104, S-400, HQ-9 and Eurosam

 
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