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Farnborough 2016: T129 nears full weaponisation

13th July 2016 - 16:00 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Farnborough


The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) T129 ATAK attack helicopter is expected to be fully weaponised by the end of the year after final qualification tests in coming months.

Developed in conjunction with Leonardo Helicopters, the T129 is already in operational service with the Turkish Armed Forces with 13 helicopters delivered to date.

Speaking to Shephard at the Farnborough International Airshow 2016 (FIA 16), Metin Sancar, the executive VP of TAI’s helicopter group, said the 14th and 15th T129s were currently in production and the company was ramping up to deliver one to two aircraft per month.

‘So far the performance

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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