Operator: Turkey
Status: In Service/On Order
Number: 1/9
Cost: $1.5 billion
Acquired: 2014-2017
General Specs
Country of origin: European Consortium (Assembled in Spain)
Role: Tactical airlifter
Manufacturer: Airbus Military
Introduced: 2009
Power plant: 4 x EuroProp International TP400-D6
Thrust: 11,000 shp (8,200 kW)
Wingspan: 139 ft (42.4 m)
Length: 148 ft (45.1 m)
Height: 48 ft (14.7 m)
Weight (empty):
Maximum takeoff weight: 310,850 lb (141,000 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 81,600 lb (37,000 kg)
Speed: 344.9 mph (555 km/h)
Ceiling: 40,000 ft (12,200 m)
Range: 5,408.6 miles (8,700 km); with max payload: 2,048.3 miles (3,300 km)
Crew: 4-Mar
Armament: None
Radar/Sensors: Northrop Grumman AN/APN-241E weather and navigation radar
Optional Forward Looking InfraRed (FLIR)
Terrain-masking low-level flight (TMLLF) system
Countermeasures/Defenses: ALR-400 Radar warning system
Multicolor infrared alerting sensor (MIRAS)
Chaff and flare decoy dispensers
Directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system
Armored cockpit
Bullet-resistant windscreens
Misc Systems: Fly-by-wire
Head-up-Displays (HUD)
Rockwell Collins HF-9500 high-frequency communications system
Cobham Antennas Division SATCOM antennas
Harpoints for electronic warfare pods and refueling pods



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Airbus A400M Aircraft Crashes in Spain

An Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, which had been ordered by Turkey, crashed Saturday near the Seville airport, killing four crew members and gravely injuring two other crew members, Airbus Defence and Space said. “We confirm that there has been an accident with an A400M in Sevilla,” Airbus Defence and Space said in a statement. […]


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Turkey Receives Second A400M

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Turkey Seeks Hybrid Solution in ‘New vs Old Weapons’

Turkey’s military and procurement planners are favoring a “hybrid” approach which they believe will optimize their logistical requirements and help them maintain a fine balance between new and old gear. “We have a general understanding to avoid both extremes,” said one procurement official in charge of planning. “We don’t think a general framework would yield […]