Turkey’s national aerospace specialist has perhaps busied itself too long with upgrading the country’s fleet of C-130 transport aircraft but it finally reached the delivery stage and is now confident it may win similar upgrade contracts abroad.

“Once all upgraded aircraft are in service and prove efficiency, TAI will emerge as a potential address for similar aircraft for all forces around the world that has C-130s,” said a senior official at Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).

But industry sources remain skeptical. […]