Turkish Aerospace Industries Delivered an unit T-129 ATAK Helicopter to the Turkish Land Forces Command.
According to the Presidency of Defence Industries offical Twitter account Land Forces Command receive 1 unit T-129 ATAK helicopter. In the post ” We are increasing air dominance of our security forces. Lastly we delivered one more T-129 helicopter to Land Forces Command” statements has made.
In the scope of T-129 ATAK helicopter project that conducted by Presidency of Defence Industries, developed and produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries, 63 unit T-129 Atak Helicopters delivered to security forces. Land Force Command received 54 unit (3 of them are Phase-2), General Commandership of Gendarmerie received 6 unit, General Directorate of Security received 3 unit of T-129 ATAK helicopter. In the first step, 21 unit of T-129 ATAK Phase-2 helicopter will be also delivered.
T-129 ATAK Helicopter developed for Turkish Armed Forces atack helicopter needs with domestic abilities. T-129 ATAK optimised for “Hot weather-High altitude” missions and under command of Turkish Armed Forces with day and night high maneuverability.
Within the scope of additional ATAK contracts, General Commandership of Gendarmerie will be receive 15 unit of T-129 ATAK helicopter. According to ASELSAN 2020 activity report with additional contracts, 15 ATAK helicoptes will be procured by General Commandership of Gendarmerie. In 2020 delivery of some kits has been started.
T-129 Export to Philippines
According to Philippine Ministry of Defence statement, 2 of 6 unit of T-129 ATAK Helicopter which are will be supplied from Turkey, expected to delivered in September 2021. Philippine Ministry of Defence Spokesman Dir Arsenio Andolong stated that,”According to recent updates, we are expected to delivery of first 2 T-129 ATAK helicopters in september for Philippine Air Forces.”.
In that statement, with government-to-government sale channel TAI will be delivered 6 unit T-129 ATAK in exchange of 269.388.862 US Dollar. Also according to Ministry following of first delivery, in February 2022 and February 2023 there will be 2 more deliveries that contain 2 unit T-129 ATAK helicopters each.