Rolls-Royce rolls back TF-X participation

04 March 2019

Rolls-Royce has revealed that it has proposed improved terms to the Turkish government with its partner Kale Group for the nation’s TF-X fighter development, as the British engine manufacturer confirms that it has scaled back its involvement in the project.

It was reported on 4 March that issues between the two parties have arisen due to problems surrounding the transfer of intellectual property, and although it would not comment on these supposed contentions, Rolls-Royce has affirmed that it is still involved in the project and continues to pursue opportunities with its Turkish partner.

A spokesperson for the company told Jane’s that dialogue with Turkey’s SSB Presidency of Defence Industries continues, and in December it offered what it deems “improved terms” to Turkey alongside Kale.

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