TURKISH T-129 ATAK HELICOPTERS FOR PAKISTAN
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.