TURKISH T-129 ATAK HE­LI­COPTERS FOR PAK­ISTAN

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Turkey has de­vel­oped the T-129 ATAK he­li­copter from the Agusta A-129 Mangusta which is in ser­vice with the Turkish armed forces since 2014. Ac­cord­ing to an elec­tion man­i­festo dated May 24, 2018, of the rul­ing Jus­tice and De­vel­op­ment (AK) Party, Ankara and Islamabad have signed a deal for the sale of 30 Turkish at­tack he­li­copters. The air­craft is no­table for its low frontal profile and of­fers a good mix of sur­veil­lance, gun and mis­sile ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The T-129A EDH car­ries the nose-mounted 20mm can­non tur­ret with 500 rounds, and four py­lons for un­guided rock­ets. The T-129B ver­sion will add Roket­san’s MIZRAK mis­siles and CIRIT 70mm Laser Guided Rock­ets and Raytheon’s FIM-92 Stinger air-to-air mis­siles.

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