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  • Last Product of 2019 56th Atak Helicopter
    Last Product of 2019 56th Atak Helicopter January 2 2020
    The Defence Industry Presidency (SSB) announced that the 56th T-129 ATAK attack helicopter manufactured by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) was delivered to the security forces. SSB shared from its official twitter account that the 56th ATAK helicopter was delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces. According to the announcement, the last delivery of 2019 was realised. The statement said;  "56th of our T129 ATAK Helicopter was delivered to the Turkish Land Forces Command.&q...
  • Atak Goes to the Philippines November 30 2019
    The Philippines chose Turkey in an attack helicopter procurement program. It is learned that the Philippines decided to acquire six T-129 Attack Helicopter from Turkey. The Philippines will acquire them as direct procurement from one source without any tender. The agreement will be signed soon.
  • Upgraded ATAK helicopter carries out maiden flight
    Upgraded ATAK helicopter carries out maiden flight November 13 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 ...
  • New Air Base to Lease in Syria
    New Air Base to Lease in Syria November 7 2019
    Russia is reportedly planning to lease a new military airbase in Qamishli city, north-eastern Syria. Syrian Human Rights Observatory has published developments on lease negotiations between Moscow and Damascus. “Washington can deploy missiles on the territory of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and other countries in the region. The presence of air defence and missile-defence systems in Qamishli will allow Russia to intercept the US missiles long before they reach Russia's territory...
  • The third type of Attack Helicopter from TUSAŞ: T629
    The third type of Attack Helicopter from TUSAŞ: T629 October 30 2019
    Turkish Aerospace’s General Manager and CEO, Temel Kotil, publicised that the company would develop a six-ton attack or armed helicopter – designated T629 – that will fill the gap between the five-ton T129 ATAK and the forthcoming 10-ton ATAK II Heavy Attack Helicopter. In an interview with GBP Aerospace and Defence magazine, Kotil stated, “The designs have been finalised, and we plan to carry out the first flight of this new helicopter in about a year.&rdquo...
  • TUSAS Press Release October 16 2019
    Turkish Aerospace participates in Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition first time, between 15-20 October 2019. On the occasion of the exhibition, Turkish Aerospace will display its products to the participants of defense industry over the world. Turkish Aerospace with its globally known products is expected to be focus of interest especially with ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, T129 ATAK Multirole Combat Helicopter and T625 GÖKBEY Multirole Helicopter.
  • 52nd Atak Delivered
    52nd Atak Delivered September 27 2019
    Turkish Aerospace Industry (TUSAŞ) delivered the 52nd T-129 Atak helicopter produced for the Turkish Land Forces Command to the Force. Defence Industry President Professor Ismail Demir announced on his personal Twitter account. Demir said, “We have delivered 52nd of our T129 Atak helicopters to the Turkish Land Forces Command. The helicopter supports our security forces in day and night in all weather conditions “.
  • Sector News Issue 75 July 11 2019
    New Support for A400M RAM for USA and Japan UK Gets a German Partner Refuelling from KC-46 to F-35 Lantset: Cost Active Solution LCS Meets the Water New Solution for Air Operations Armour Becomes Lighter Kement, Ready for Mission ACMI found its Place. Gökbey on its Way to Certification Technologic Support for Atak ...
  • Ataka Will Enter the Inventory After a Long Time July 1 2019
      The Indian Air Force will procure 9M120 Sturm Ataka anti-tank missiles worth about $29 million from Russia. India wants to be prepared for possible attacks after the Balakot aerial strike on February 26, 2019. According to government sources, India wants to supply the missiles in about three months. India has been trying to acquire the Russian missiles for a long time but the deal has been signed under the emergency provisions after more than a decade. The missiles ...
  • Simulators for Atak
    Simulators for Atak June 25 2019
    The ATAK Helicopter Full Mission Simulator, which will be used to train pilots who will fly T129 Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter, was developed by Turkish Air Defence and Software Company HAVELSAN within the scope of a project by the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB). The Simulator has been delivered to Turkish Armed Forces Command. Because the pilot and weapon system officer is positioned tandem in the attack helicopter, the requirements of these two missions can...
  • Gokbey's Engine at Paris
    Gokbey's Engine at Paris June 22 2019
    TUSAŞ Engine Industries(TEI) displayed TS-1400 turbo shaft engine which is planned to use on Gökbey and T129 Atak helicopter during Paris Air Show.  Model of the engine ise displayed at TEI booth. According to company, this version of the model has significant difference than previous ones. This time, rea parts is displayed on the model. TEI announced that the test phase is going as planned.
  • Turkish TF-X Be Displayed At Paris Air show
    Turkish TF-X Be Displayed At Paris Air show June 13 2019
    Turkish Aerospace will display for the first time the one-to-one mock-up of the Turkish Fighter at the International Paris Air show. The 53th edition of the International Paris Airshow will take place at Le Bourget airport between June 17-23, 2019. Turkish Aerospace, apart from the Turkish Fighter mock-up, will display ATAK, ANKA, HÜRJET and GÖKBEY platforms. Furthermore, ATAK helicopter will perform flight demonstrations during the show.
  • Turkish Aerospace Press Release
    Turkish Aerospace Press Release June 13 2019
    Turkish Aerospace will display for the first time the one-to-one mock-up of the Turkish Fighter at the International Paris Airshow. The 17th edition of the International Paris Airshow will take place at Le Bourget airport between June 17-23, 2019. Turkish Aerospace, apart from the Turkish Fighter mock-up, will display ATAK, ANKA, HÜRJET and GÖKBEY platforms. Furthermore, ATAK helicopter will perform flight demonstrations during the show.  
  • First Domestically Built Black Hawk Engine Delivered
    First Domestically Built Black Hawk Engine Delivered May 15 2019
    The process continues to progress in helicopters to be manufactured at TUSAŞ facilities under licence within scope of the T70 Utility Helicopter Program. In this context, TEI delivered the first T700-TEI-701D turboshaft engine produced under license. The delivery ceremony was held at TEI facilities based in Eskişehir. The ground laying ceremony for TR Engine, which will be the Turboshaft engine R & D center, was also held at the ceremony. President of Defense Industry Dr. Ismail...
  • New Engine for Atak II May 2 2019
    Stating that Atak II helicopter required a new engine, the CEO of Turkish Aerospace (TAI) Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil said that 3,000 hp engine needed to be developed through local means. Kotil stated that the project had not started yet. He also said that Atak II helicopter would have two engines, a total of 6,000 (3,000 x 2) power.
  • Pakistan Reassured
    Pakistan Reassured April 15 2019
    Pakistan has reassured in the framework of the Strategic Economic Cooperation with Turkey. Islamabad administration, despite the engine problems in the T129 Atak helicopters showed the will for the procurement. Statement came from the Pakistan before IDEF 2019; indicating again that kept on the agenda the issue of the procurement of 30 helicopters to Turkey 52 MFI-17 is ready all the necessary conditions on the Super Mushshak sales reiterated. In recent periods, Turkey and Pakistan ...
  • Turkish Aerospace Press Release
    Turkish Aerospace Press Release March 18 2019
    Turkish Aerospace is pleased to announce the launch of its “T129 ATAK Brazil Roadshow” before LAAD, the biggest and most important defence industry exhibition in Latin America, which will be held between April 2nd and 5th of 2019 in Rio de Janeiro.   In scope of the Roadshow, T129 ATAK Multirole Combat Helicopter will demonstrate its capabilities andperformance on March 26, 2019 in Taubate and March 28, 2019 in Brasilia....
  • Turkey Plans Heavier Attack Helicopter
    Turkey Plans Heavier Attack Helicopter February 22 2019
    Turkish Defence Industry Presidency (Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı /SSB) announced the launch of a new project for a “heavy attack” helicopter. A composite image of the rotorcraft, along with a video clip, were shared on social media.  Project has no specific name officially, therefore it is called “Ağır Taarruz Helikopter,” but it also said as ATAK 2. According to the SSB, the heavy attack helicopter combines many important features. Helicopter will be abl...
  • Sector News Issue 70 February 7 2019
    Mistral Blows by the Sea Rio’s Airspace Entrusted to SAAB Spain Relieved with Resources Printed Parts for Nuclear Ship HAVELSAN Features 8x8 Simulator İŞBİR’s First Step to Investment BMC Launches “Next 50 Years” Flag Race at Meteksan Sefine’s Business Partnership Model for DİMDEG Internal Appointment at STM 43rd ATAK in the Inventory ASELSAN Back to its ...
  • Sector News Issue 69 January 10 2019
    First Flight for Modernised Spartan Indra’s Nightmare Simulation SB1 Defiant, Counting Days Major Step in Electrical Propulsion ATAK, On Its Way to the Philippines TEI Powers ANKA Nurol’s Ejder, Seen in Qatar Croat Ship to Feature ASELSAN MUHAFIZ
  • Philippines and Turkey Inked MoU
    Philippines and Turkey Inked MoU December 18 2018
    Turkey, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Philippines. Agreement between the Philippines and Turkey is on the defence industry cooperation.       With the agreement signed to increase cooperation between the two countries, the two countries will cooperate in defence. In addition to many projects, the procurement of weapons, ammunition and pistols is expected to continue. Besides, many projects such as T129 Atak helicopters, un...
  • Philippines to acquire Less Than 10 T129
    Philippines to acquire Less Than 10 T129 December 7 2018
    The Philippine Air Force’s technical working group (TWG) has identified the combat utility and attack helicopters that have met its requirements to fulfil its capability demands. 24pilipinas.com stated that Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the TWG has recommended the Sikorsky Black Hawk for its combat utility helicopter acquisition project, while the T129 ATAK of the Turkish Aerospace Industries was selected for its attack helicopter project. Lorenzana sa...
  • Philippines' Technical Choice is Atak
    Philippines' Technical Choice is Atak November 28 2018
    According to a news published in the Philippines, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has issued important reports. T129 Atak took a step forward for the Philippines according to a report. In the report, the Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Philippine Air Force has submitted a positive rating report for the T129 Attack helicopter in its technical evaluation studies carried out under the attack helicopter procurement program. The report was confirmed at a ceremony attended by the PAF ...
  • TUSAS Press Release
    TUSAS Press Release November 26 2018
    Turkish Aerospace will participate at the 10th edition of International Defence and Exhibition Seminar (IDEAS) which will take place between November 27-30, 2018 in Karachi / Pakistan. Turkish Aerospace will display its wide range of products: “T129 ATAK” Multirole Combat Helicopter, “ANKA” Multirole UAV System, “HÜRKUŞ” Advanced Trainer, “T625” Multirole Helicopter, “TF” Turkish Fighter and “TÜRKSAT 6A” Communi...
  • Sector News Issue 67 November 6 2018
    New Tasks for F-35B Catamaran Type Aircraft Carrier Long-Range SAM for FREMM Japanese Battery Extends Range Meteksan Throws a “Lasso” at Missile TUSAŞ’s ATAK Move TB2 Features TEI Engine ASELSAN Launches NAR SOM was Inked FNSS STAs in Serial Production  
  • T129 to Open to Africa
    T129 to Open to Africa October 22 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) will participate in Marrakech Airshow to be held in Morocco on October 24-27, 2018. TUSAS will perform a flight demonstration with the T129 ATAK helicopter as part of the campaign for Africa. Morroco King 6th Mohammed’s participation is expected to Morocco Airshow. TUSAS is looking to introducing its ATAK helicopter along with all the indigenous products designed by TUSAS.
  • Russia’s Uran-9 to be upgraded September 24 2018
    Russia is upgrading the Uran-9 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV).  The baseline Uran-9 UGV was unveiled in December 2015 and it will be updated based on operational experience in Syria. Speaking to the Jane’s, “The [vehicle] has been tested in Syria and demonstrated high performance in an operational environment, an industry source said.” The source claimed, noting that industry is now working to increase the Uran-9’s range, response time, and data band...
  • TUSAŞ’s First Goal, $10bn Revenue in 2027 September 15 2018
    As an ever-growing company with a vision to become a world player, Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TUSAŞ) moves according to plans to reach the objective of $10bn revenue by 2027. Corporate Marketing and Communications Vice President Tamer Özmen provided an assessment of the Company’s growth for C4Defence readers. Delivering T-129 ATAK helicopters to the Land Forces and the Gendarmerie General Command, TUSAŞ also secured under contract the supply of 30 helicopters to ...
  • Pakistan Discuss Plan B to for T-129
    Pakistan Discuss Plan B to for T-129 September 10 2018
    Pakistani defence Magazine Quwa brought future of T-129 deal with Pakistan to discussion table. Magazine claims that “current tensions between Ankara and Washington have cast doubt on whether Turkish Aerospace will be able to bring Pakistan’s order for 30 T129 ATAK attack helicopters to fruition. “ Magazine discuss that “the concern stems from the fact that the T129’s engine – i.e. the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC) CTS800 turbosh...
  • SSİK:  Silent Meeting
    SSİK: Silent Meeting August 7 2018
    Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) announced from its official twitter account that Defence Industry Executive Committee meeting was held today. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired meeting. It was shared that the total price of the issues handled was TL 13.5 billion. Statement reads, "We have evaluated the projects to meet the needs of our security units; new capabilities for Atak Helicopter, the acquisition of new UAV systems, land, air and sea platforms, jammer systems, radar, c...
  • Atak Engine Waits for November
    Atak Engine Waits for November August 1 2018
    C4Defence reveals how Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) will work on getting export license for T-129 Atak helicopter engines will be exported to Pakistan. Pakistan has recently inked a deal with TUSAS to acquire 30 T-129 Atak Helicopter. The IP rights of the helicopter engine are in the hands of LHTEC, a joint venture between the US firm Honeywell and the UK firm Rolls-Royce. C4Defence has learned that prior applying for an official permission there were other steps to...
  • Atak Made Demonstration Flight
    Atak Made Demonstration Flight July 18 2018
    T129 Atak made a demonstration flight at the Farnborough International Airshow in 2018 holding in the United Kingdom. Part of the demonstration flight was shared from the official Instagram account of the TAI.
  • TAI PRESS RELEASE
    TAI PRESS RELEASE July 14 2018
    Between July 16-22, 2018 Turkish Aerospace will participate at Farnborough International Air Show (FIA), one of the world’s most important air shows. The company’s new logo will be launched at the largest air show of the world. MALE Class Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ANKA will be exhibited at Turkish Aerospace’s static area. Besides, T-625 utility helicopter which is designed and developed at Turkish Aerospace’s facilities, and is scheduled to make its first flight in Septe...
  • T-129 Atak preliminary talks in Philippines
    T-129 Atak preliminary talks in Philippines July 11 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is at preliminary talks in Philippines for 23 T-129 helicopter according to kokpit.aero. This country has  AW159 in its inventory. AW159 helicopters have same engine family onboard with T-129. It is believed that this common use would provide advantage to Turkey.
  • T-129's show to NATO
    T-129's show to NATO July 10 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TAI) T-129 Atak helicopter will take place NATO Heads of State and Government parade on 11-12 July. 20 helicopters from 13 different countries will take part at parade. Two Turkish T-129 Attack helicopters will be on the show. Belgian, Czechian, Danish, French, Italian, German, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, US helicopters will also take place.
  • Cirit to be mounted on Black Hawk
    Cirit to be mounted on Black Hawk July 6 2018
    ROKETSAN, stated that there is an ongoing process to install Cirit missiles to Sikorsky's Black Hawk helicopters. ROKETSAN's press release about Farnborough Air Show includes information. Statement  indicates that CİRİT is already being used on the T-129 ATAK  and AH-1 COBRA attack helicopters, to the TIGER Helicopter.Information about  Black Hawk reads, "While work on the integration of the CİRİT to the BLACK HAWK helicopters is progressing, there is a...
  • TEI's engine TS1400 works for the first time
    TEI's engine TS1400 works for the first time June 11 2018
    The TS 1400 turboshaft engine designed for the T625 General Purpose Helicopter, worked for the first time. The engine is TUSAS Engine Inc. (TEI), and it will work on T625 indigenous helicopter designed by Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TUSAS / TAI). The prototype of the core motor, which forms the heart of the engine with the ignition, was also ignited for the first time. The engine, which will be powered by 1370 hp of power, is planned to be in serial production in 2024 after ...
  • T129 Atak Made an Emergency Landing
    T129 Atak Made an Emergency Landing June 8 2018
    T129 Atak helicopter made an emergency landing. T129 helicopter departed from the 3rd Main Jet Base Command, based in Konya, experienced a technical failure while on Aksaray. Following the technical failure, pilots had to make an emergency landing at the Çetehasan Plateau in the Eskil district of Aksaray. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, there is no serious problem on the helicopter. Among the information that the technical crew assigned to the relevant uni...
  • ATAK Export Deal Inked With Pakistan
    ATAK Export Deal Inked With Pakistan May 25 2018
    T-129 ATAK attack helicopter, developed and produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI), was exported to Pakistan. Ongoing talks with Pakistan on the ATAK helicopter resulted positively. It was announced in the defence, aviation and space industry section of Justice and Development Party's Elections Declaration of Presidential and General Elections that a contract was very recently signed for the sale of 30 ATAK helicopters with Pakistan. Two yea...
  • TAI to Participate KADEX 2018
    TAI to Participate KADEX 2018 May 22 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) will participate in the V. International Exhibition of Weapon Systems and Military Equipment (KADEX 2018) which will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan between May 23-26, 2018. Our company will showcase “ANKA” Multirole UAV System, “HÜRKUŞ” New Generation Basic Trainer, “T129 ATAK” Multirole Combat Helicopter, and “T625” Multirole Helicopter and Turkish Fighter (TF) models. Having played an activ...