Sources said that Turkish gorvernment defense procurement agency Undersecretariat for Defense Industries/ SSM (Savunma Sanayii Mustesarligi) announced "Screeners" basic trainer for Turkish Airforce getting closer to an end. It would be a possibility that Turkey would select Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) "Super Mushshak" basic trainer aircraft. It's unclear that is the deal has finalized or yet to be! Though reliable sources confirmed with strong indications that Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) getting closer to an announcement.
|A Pakistan Airforce (PAF) "Super Mushshak" basic trainer parked at an Pakistani airport.|
Turkey started a competition years ago dubbed as "Screeners" to replace its airforce's ageing fleet of SF-160 which were assembled in Turkey by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) licensed from Italy (Finmeccanica) in the early 1990s. The fleet have around 100 aircraft. And the contract could be worth between $50 millions & $75 millions.