Turkey in talks with several countries to sell its local-made T129 attack helicopter 06051518

 
 
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IDEF 2015
International Defence Industry Fair

05 - 08 May 2015
Istanbul , Turkey
 
T129 multirole combat helicopter at IDEF 2015
 
 
Turkey in talks with several countries to sell its local-made T129 attack helicopter.
TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries) is in talks with several countries to sell its T129 attack helicopter, co-produced with Finmeccanica unit AgustaWestland. Turkey has deployed for the first time its home-made combat helicopter T129 ATAK for combat operation to support counter terrorism missions against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
     
TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries) is in talks with several countries to sell its T129 attack helicopter, co-produced with Finmeccanica unit AgustaWestland. Turkey has deployed for the first time its home-made combat helicopter T129 ATAK for combat operation to support counter terrorism missions against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). T129 Turkish-made attack helicopter at IDEF 2015, International Defense Industry Fair in Istanbul, Turkey.
     
In May 2015, the Turkish Army has accepted the first batch of six T-129 attack helicopter coproduced by Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and AgustaWestland, the Italian-British helicopter maker.

The six T-129A are part of a batch of nine choppers that Turkey ordered in November 2010, increasing its total order to 60.

Turkey announced on March 30, 2007, that it had decided to negotiate with AgustaWestland to co-develop and produce 51 attack helicopters with options for an additional 40, based on the company’s A-129 Mangusta International.

The TAI/AgustaWestland T129 is an attack helicopter based on the Italian-made attack helicopter Agusta A129 Mangusta.

The T129 features an aluminium alloy frame fitted to a five-bladed main rotor, a two-bladed tail rotor and wheeled landing gear. Designed to operate in hot conditions, the T129 can be deployed in a wide range of operations including attack, and reconnaissance missions.

The helicopter will have four hardpoints to carry a weaponry payload of 1,200kg. Its stub wing pylons can accommodate anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), air-to-air missiles (ATAM), 70mm (2.75in) rockets and 70mm (2.75in) guided rockets.

A 20mm turreted three-barrel gun system will be fitted on a nose turret. Optional armament includes 12.7mm gun pods.

The T129 is also equipped with active and passive countermeasures systems such as the countermeasure dispensing system (CMDS), a missile warning system, laser warning system, radio frequency jammer, radar warning receiver and infrared countermeasures.
 

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