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Upgraded ATAK helicopter carries out maiden flight

Upgraded ATAK helicopter carries out maiden flight 13 November, 2019

Turkey's domestically developed T129 Tactical Reconnaissance and Attack Helicopter (ATAK) has been upgraded and performed its maiden flight on Wednesday at the facilities of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) in Ankara.

Defence Industries, President Professor İsmail Demir, announced the upgraded ATAK's first flight on his official Twitter account. "The ATAK Phase 2, equipped with a laser warning system and upgraded electronic warfare systems, successfully carried out its maiden flight," he said. Demir also noted that the new stronger and updated ATA helicopters would be delivered to the Turkish military in the second half of next year.

Phase-2 configuration of the ATAK includes additional Electronic Warfare systems such as a laser warning receiver, a radio frequency jammer, a radar warning system and a 9681 V/UHF Radio

 

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