TAI delivers first T129 ATAK helicopter
Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc (TAI) delivered the first “T129 ATAK” advanced attack and tactical reconnaissance helicopter to Turkish armed forces on April 22. The programme started in 2007 for development and production of 91 helicopters, as a Joint Collaboration of TAI and Agusta-Westland also known as “ATAK Team”.
Within the scope of programme, the first T129 ATAK Helicopter was delivered to Turkish armed forces and as of today over 4,000 flight hours were conducted during the flight and firing tests, qualification and acceptance flights and training activities.
Overall programme is a success story of Turkish aviation and defence industry in terms of design and development and also international collaboration.