Pakistan considers buying T-129 7 June, 2016

Newly-appointed Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Işık and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif met on June 3 in Islamabad to discuss bilateral defence cooperation.

“One of the most important issues between [the two countries] is a deal for T129 attack helicopters,” Işık said at a joint press conference after the meeting.

The deal for the sale of the T129s, a multi-role attack helicopter co-developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), will “further enhance our bilateral cooperation in the defence industry,” he added.

US has recently refused Pakistan’s request to buy new F-16 aircraft. US has the IP rights on T-129 engine.

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