AFP
  • Philippines to Continue with Turkey for Attack Helicopter Procurement Program
    Philippines to Continue with Turkey for Attack Helicopter Procurement Program 14 May 2020
    The decision was announced in November 2019 that the Philippines would procure six T129 Atak Attack helicopters from Turkey. While no agreement has yet been signed for procuring, the United States has proposed the AH-1Z Viper for the Philippines attack helicopter procurement program. The T129 Atak helicopter is a cost-effective solution than the AH-1Z Viper, Philippine Defence Minister Delfin Lorenzana said, adding that they have allocated a budget of USD 258 million for the pr...
  • Kotil: TF-X and Akıncı can be integrated
    Kotil: TF-X and Akıncı can be integrated 22 April 2020
    Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ) CEO Dr Temel Kotil was Instagram live guest of C4Defence on April 21. Kotil made statements that would change the schedule about the Turkish Fighter Jet (TF-X) and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) integration.   Kotil stated that TUSAŞ is working with full capacity to develop systems that meet all the requirements of the modern battlefield. A question about the TF-X  and a UAV integration was posed. Kotil noted that TF-X was designed in lin...
  • Pakistan Extended Time for T129 Atak Helicopters
    Pakistan Extended Time for T129 Atak Helicopters 21 April 2020
    TUSAŞ Genel Müdürü Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil, C4Defence'in Instagram hesabında canlı yayın konuğu oldu. Kotil, Pakistan'a T129 Atak ihracatı hakkında önemli açıklamalarda bulundu. Pakistan'ın Türkiye'den tedarik edeceği T129 Atak helikopterlerinde süreç, birtakım olumsuzluklar nedeniyle yavaşlamıştı. Temel Kotil'in C4Defence'e yaptığı açıklamada, Pakistan'ın T129 Atak tedarik sürecinde TUSAŞ'a ek s&u...
  • Pakistan May Prefer Chinese Helicopter Instead of T129 Atak and AH-1Z
    Pakistan May Prefer Chinese Helicopter Instead of T129 Atak and AH-1Z 28 February 2020
    Pakistan may prefer Chinese Z-10ME attack helicopter instead of Turkish T129 Atak and US AH-1Z Viper choppers. Pakistani official gave the signal of some changes in the procurement process. According to a statement from a Pakistani high-rank officer, roadmap of country's attack helicopter acquisition process may change. Struggling with budget issues as well as lack of materials, Islamabad signaled that T129 Atak and AH-1Z Viper procurement could be abandoned. In case of fai...
  • Russian Day at Eurasia Airshow
    Russian Day at Eurasia Airshow 30 January 2020
    Aiming to build the Eurasian market within the framework of Turkey, Eurasia Airshow will be held in Antalya this year. Hakan Kurt, Eurasia Airshow Senior Manager, said that Russia is the biggest participant of this year's fair and added, “We will make the third day of our fair ‘Russian Day’”. Kurt announces that the request came from Russian authorities. Kurt also said that Pakistan, which was not a participant last year, will be at the forefront by taking its plac...
  • Last Product of 2019 56th Atak Helicopter
    Last Product of 2019 56th Atak Helicopter 2 January 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...
  • 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 ...
  • The third type of Attack Helicopter from TUSAŞ: T629
    The third type of Attack Helicopter from TUSAŞ: T629 30 October 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 16 October 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 27 September 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 “.
  • Simulators for Atak
    Simulators for Atak 25 June 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 22 June 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.
  • First Domestically Built Black Hawk Engine Delivered
    First Domestically Built Black Hawk Engine Delivered 15 May 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...
  • Pakistan Reassured
    Pakistan Reassured 15 April 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 18 March 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....
  • Philippines and Turkey Inked MoU
    Philippines and Turkey Inked MoU 18 December 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 7 December 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 28 November 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 26 November 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...
  • T129 to Open to Africa
    T129 to Open to Africa 22 October 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.
  • Pakistan Discuss Plan B to for T-129
    Pakistan Discuss Plan B to for T-129 10 September 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...
  • Atak Made Demonstration Flight
    Atak Made Demonstration Flight 18 July 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 14 July 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...
  • T129 Atak Made an Emergency Landing
    T129 Atak Made an Emergency Landing 8 June 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...
  • TAI to Participate KADEX 2018
    TAI to Participate KADEX 2018 22 May 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...
  • TAI Announcement 22 May 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 with “ANKA” Multirole UAV System, “HÜRKUŞ” New Generation Basic Trainer, “T129 ATAK” Multirole Combat Helicopter, and “T625” Multirole Helicopter and Turkish Fighter (TF) models. You may reach the relevant press release her...
  • ANKA Will Be Under Spotlight in Malaysia
    ANKA Will Be Under Spotlight in Malaysia 13 April 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) will participate in Defence Services Asia (DSA) fair in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between April 16-19, 2018 and will showcase ANKA unmanned aerial vehicle, T129 ATAK Helicopter, T625 Helicopter, HÜRKUŞ Training and Light Attack Aircraft, and TF-X (Turkish Fighter) models. TAI, being ambitious in Asian market, will particularly promote ANKA UAV in Malaysia. The company aims to accelerate negotiations with DEFTECH, a defence and aerospac...
  • TAI Announcement 13 April 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc (TAI) will participate in Defence Services Asia (DSA) fair in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between April 16-19, 2018 and will showcase ANKA UAV, T129 ATAK Helicopter, T625 Helicopter, HÜRKUŞ Training and Light Attack Aircraft, and TF-X (Turkish Fighter) models. You may see the relevant press release below.
  • Moore: Sales of Ocean to Turkey is Coop in Defence
    Moore: Sales of Ocean to Turkey is Coop in Defence 21 November 2017
    British Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore gave information about the HMS Ocean Helicopter Landing Dock (LHD) talks between Turkey and the United Kingdom. Ambassador Moore, who attended at the meeting of the Diplomatic Correspondents' Association as a speaker, told C4Defence, "There is probably a limit what I can say about that because it is a commercial subject and there are sensitivities about it. HMS Ocean anchored at Aksaz Naval Base in the days we passed. This ship wil...
  • TAI Shows Off In Bangkok
    TAI Shows Off In Bangkok 7 November 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) participated in the Bangkok Defense & Security fair held between November 6-9, 2017 with HURKUŞ, T129 ATAK, MMU and ANKA. TAI General Manager Temel Kotil emphasized the importance of the Thai market and added that the meetings and visits were fruitful. The Turkish Ambassador to Thailand, Evren Dağdelen Akgün, visited the TAI booth and received information about the projects in the region and in Thailand. In addition, negotiations were...
  • Here Are The New Helos
    Here Are The New Helos 31 October 2017
    The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) shared the images of two new projects on its website. Atak helicopters was introduced with the following words: ATAK 2 ATTACK HELICOPTER PROJECT. The "ATAK 2 Attack Helicopter Project", which will be designed with fully indigenously at local facilities and with national capabilities, has been launched in the context of technological know-how and operational experience gained in T129 ATAK Helicopter. In this direction, the subsyst...
  • TAI Press Release
    TAI Press Release 25 October 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) is pleased to announce the model display of its T129 ATAK, ANKA, HÜRKUŞ and TF at Defence & Security Show in Thailand, between November 6–9th, 2017.
  • ATAK Will Fly in Dubai
    ATAK Will Fly in Dubai 25 October 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) will participate Dubai Airshow which is going to be held between 12-16 November 2017. The company's T129 ATAK helicopter will perform demonstration flights in Dubai for the first time. TAI's ANKA-S, HÜRKUŞ and T625 will also be exhibited in the static area.  TAI will also display its products in another defence and security exhibition to be held in Thailand between 6-9 November and reiterate existence in the Asian market.&nbs...
  • MILDAR Got Approval By SSM
    MILDAR Got Approval By SSM 11 October 2017
    Turkey's first fire control radar working in the millimeter wave band, MILDAR, was accepted by the delegation of the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries. MILDAR, developed by METEKSAN Defence, received a positive feedback from the SSM Admissions Committee after successfully completing the flight tests. The radar system, which takes its name from the Milimetric Wave Radar Technique Development (MILDAR) program for the specified Land Target Engagement, also enhances the a...
  • HÜRKUŞ To Show Off In Paris
    HÜRKUŞ To Show Off In Paris 6 June 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is to participate in 52th International Paris Air Show, which is going to be held between 19-25 June in Le Bourget, Paris. TAI will exhibit T625 Utility helicopter, T129 ATAK attack and tactical reconnaisance helicopter, ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Weapon System Integration and HÜRKUŞ-C Light Attack helicopter. The new generation primary training aircraft HÜRKUŞ will carry out demonstration flight during the fair.
  • It Can Do Everything but Fly! ATAKSİM
    It Can Do Everything but Fly! ATAKSİM 1 June 2017
    Armed air vehicles have become one of the most dangerous elements beginning with their appearance on the battle stage. Adding a third dimension to the battlefield, these mechanical birds have proved to be indispensable ever since the Battle of Benghazi. What is comparably more dangerous are pilots, who undergo a rigid training for any kind of scenario and figuratively merge with their aircraft. Against this background, ATAKSİM was developed in order to render T129 pilots more courageous. ...
  • Two Agreements by TAI, IDEF'17
    Two Agreements by TAI, IDEF'17 10 May 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) hosted Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and National Defence Minister Fikri Işık at its IDEF 2017 booth, which exhibited products such as T129 ATAK Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter, National Helicopter T625, Armed HÜRKUŞ and ANKA Unmanned Air Vehicle. TAI General Manager Dr. Temel Kotil has presented a model of the National Combat Aircraft to the Prime Minister Yıldırım when he visited the area where the ...
  • 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 “fu...
  • Poland Eyes Apache Helicopters 25 April 2016
    Poland’s Ministry of Defence is likely to prefer Boeing’s AH-64 Apache helicopters under its ongoing “Kruk” (‘Raven’) tender according to local business daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawnai. The Kruk procurement program will total at least $1.6 billion. Airbus with the EC665 Tiger; Bell Helicopters with the AH-1Z Cobra; Boeing with the AH-64 Apache and Turkish Aerospace Industries with the T129 ATAK took place at the tender.