‘Gokbey helicopter’s mass production to begin in 2021’
Turkey w ll start mass product on of the nd genous mult role T625 Gokbey hel copter, n 2021, Isma l Dem r, pres dent of the Turkey’s defense ndustr es sa d. “The hel copter w ll fly w th an nd genously made eng ne,”Dem r told Anadolu Agency not ng that the turboshaft eng ne, wh ch was also used for Turkey’s Atak hel copter, was repurposed for Gokbey’s prototype. The name of the T625, chosen by
Pres dent Recep Tayy p Erdogan, was ntroduced at the Turk sh Defense Industry Summ t on December 12. The T625 s a new generat on, tw n eng ne, s x-tonne class hel copter developed n response to a grow ng market demand, accord ng to the Turk sh A rcraft Industr es Corporat on.