Did Philippines Gave Up with T129 Atak?

Did Philippines Gave Up with T129 Atak? 1 July, 2020

The bad news came from the Philippines, which started a comprehensive armament program to improve army capabilities.

According to the Philippines media and open sources, the country gave up the procurement of T129 Atak. AS a result of the news; the problems experienced in the export license of LHTEC CTS800 engines that power Atak helicopters shown. In addition, it was mentioned that some imported components used in the platform's avionics are one of the reasons that halted the export of the platform.

President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir had met with the leading organizations of the defence media in a live stream in the past weeks. Professor Dr. Demir stated that progress has been achieved in the process with the Philippines and that it is close to positive result.

No official statement from neither Turkey nor Philippines yet. In the case of Manila turning to another solution, the candidates are AH-1Z Viper and AH-64E Apache. The United States approved the possible sale of both platforms under FMS to the Philippines at the end of April.

Did Philippines Gave Up with T129 Atak?

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