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Turkish Army inducts first nine T-129As

25th April 2014 - 11:17 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London


The Turkish Army has formally taken delivery of its first nine T-129A attack helicopters, as Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) completes the early-delivery (EDH) phase of the aircraft programme. 

In a written statement, the Undersecretariat of the Defense Industry (SSM) confirmed the first nine basic configuration, EDH T-129As had been ‘included in the inventory’ of the Turkish Armed Forces on 22 April. 

While the SSM is touting a ‘symbolic initial delivery’ of all nine helicopters, four of the nine EDH model T-129As are understood to have been handed over to the army in 2013. 

The remaining five have now been

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Jonathan Tringham


Jonathan Tringham

Jonathan Tringham is a former Shephard staff reporter based in the UK. Jonathan worked in …

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