The 7th attack helicopter was delivered to the Gendarmerie General Command by TAI.
TAI has delivered the 7th Atak Helicopter with the tail number J-1922 Sakarya to the Gendarmerie General Command. The Gendarmerie General Command announced the delivery with a post on its social media accounts. In the sharing it was said: “The blades of our 7th Atak helicopter with tail number J-1922 Sakarya, which was delivered to our Gendarmerie General Command by TAI, made us relieved. We are ready to rise like the sun over the darkness.”
Gendarmerie will supply 24 T129 ATAK
With the order given by the Presidency of Defense Industries, it was announced that a total of 18 units of T129 ATAK helicopters would be delivered to the Gendarmerie General Command aviation units. In the report shared by the Gendarmerie General Command, it is seen that the number has been increased to 24. To date, 6 units of T129 ATAK helicopters have been delivered to the Gendarmerie General Command by Turkish Aerospace Industries. With today’s delivery, the number of T129 ATAK helicopters delivered increased to 7. The first T129 ATAK helicopter was delivered to the Gendarmerie in February 2018, with the tail number J-1453 and the name FATIH.
In the report shared by the Gendarmerie General Command, it was stated that 18 more T129 ATAK helicopters will be procured. In the report, it was stated that the HÜRKUŞ-C procurement process continues, and the following statements were included:
“The Attack Helicopter Procurement Project and the HÜRKUŞ-C Aircraft Procurement Project, which were initiated in order to provide the close air fire support needed by the Gendarmerie General Command, continue. Within the scope of the project, 6 units of T-129 ATAK helicopters have been taken into inventory so far, and the total number of helicopters will be 24.”