A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines the main areas of collaboration to be developed between the Republic of Turkey's Aselsan Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S (ASELSAN) and the European engine consortium Eurojet Turbo GmbH (Eurojet) was signed today by representatives of both companies.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Faik Eken, General Manager of ASELSAN and Clemens Linden, CEO of EUROJET. The purpose of the MoU is to pave the way for further discussions to explore potential opportunities for business collaboration on Engine Control Units, Health and Usage Monitoring System and software developments projects relating to the EJ200 engine program.
The intended collaboration is primarily based on the EJ200 engine, which is currently employed on the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet and may find application in the Turkish TFX program. The parties have also agreed to explore further opportunities targeting the global market.
ASELSAN is Turkey's leading defence company, holding a well established reputation focusing on in-house critical capabilities, state-of-the-art technologies and sustainable research & development. ASELSAN serves as a technology center in design, development, production, system integration, modernization and after sales services.
Powered by a fast increasing rate of global exports and an annual turnover continually exceeding the billion dollar benchmark, ASELSAN is consistently ranked among the hundred largest defence companies in the world.
The EUROJET consortium is responsible for the management of production, support and export of the EJ200 engine system. EUROJET's shareholders comprise Rolls-Royce (UK), MTU Aero Engines (Germany), ITP (Spain) and Avio Aero (Italy).
The engine represents outstanding and innovative technology and continually demonstrates exceptional performance in the Eurofighter Typhoon. With its unprecedented performance record, combined with multi-role capability and highest availability at competitive life-cycle costs, the EJ200 engine is perfectly set to meet the air forces' demands of today and the future.
Since delivery of the first production engine in 2003, well over a thousand EJ200 production engines have been delivered to the fleets of six nations and over 500,000 engine flying hours have been achieved.