Turkish-made Hurjet fighter jet will make its maiden flight in 2023.

APA reports quoting NTV that the head of the Defense Industry Department Ismayil Demir said this.

"A line is being set up for the production of the first components of the aircraft.

"In 2023, we will take our national warplane out of the hangar and make its first flight," Demir said.

Earlier, the head of the Defense Industry Department said that Hurjet will be superior to American F-35 fighter jets in terms of performance.

The Turkish fighter was developed in 2017.

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