TAI de­liv­ers first T129 ATAK he­li­copter

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE -

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.

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