A report by Italy’s leading newspaper, La Repubblica, said Turkey had suspended its training helicopter cooperation.
La Repubblica announced the development with the headline “Turkish retaliation for Draghi’s remarks against Erdogan: Ankara suspended contracts with Italian companies”. The report, as well as the suspension of an agreement made with Leonardo for military training helicopter by Turkey were discussed as well, including Ansaldo Energia similar initiatives to the other three companies.
🔴 Esteri, ritorsione turca per le parole di Draghi su Erdogan: Ankara sospende i contratti con le aziende italianehttps://t.co/NT5ADrycBg
— Repubblica (@repubblica) April 11, 2021
Italy working with the Turkish Armed Forces for training helicopter
Head of the Defense Industry professor, who is a guest of the “Açık ve Net” program in Haber Turk Dr. Ismail Demir stated that he was continuing his work on the need for a” training helicopter”. “We have a training helicopter issue there again we have a joint work with the Italians for the need for a limited number of training helicopters.” the expression was found.
The Italian company mentioned by SSB İsmail Demir was thought to be Leonardo. Although the scope of “joint work” expressed by İsmail Demir is unknown, it was thought that there might be a limited number of ready-made purchases. In this context, there is a “new generation” basic training helicopter put into service of the Italian Army by the Leonardo firm. The AW169 light utility helicopter was delivered to the Italian Army by Leonardo as a new generation primary training helicopter.