Turkey To Begin Mass Production Of Attack Helicopter Next Year | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

 

** Airborne 07.30.14/Oshkosh Day 3! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.30.14/Oshkosh Day 3 **
** Airborne 07.29.14/Oshkosh Day 2! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.29.14/Oshkosh Day 2 **
** Airborne 07.28.14/Oshkosh Day 1! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.28.14/Oshkosh Day 1 **

Sun, Nov 25, 2012

Turkey To Begin Mass Production Of Attack Helicopter Next Year

Aircraft Developed By Turkish Aerospace In Conjunction With AgustaWestland, Aselsa

The Prime Minister of Turkey said Wednesday that Turkish Aerospace is ready to begin mass production of the T-129 attack helicopter next year. The move is intended to grow the percentage of the country's military equipment that is produced domestically.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told TRT Haber TV that the government’s goal is to "fully provision with defense products through domestic production," according to a report from UPI.

The T-129 is being developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in conjunction with Aselsan and AgustaWestland. TAI shares intellectual property rights with AgustaWestland for the configuration of the new aircraft. The Turkish operation will be the sole source for production of the fuselage of the new aircraft, as well as final assembly and flight operations. It will also be the marking agent to the export market for the T-129.

Turkey has become something of a force in the defense export arena, having shipped armored vehicles and light warships as well as air defense and missile systems as well as aircraft. All that manufacturing has helped the country quadruple its defense industry exports, the government said.

(Image provided by AgustaWestland)

FMI: www.tai.com.tr/en

Advertisement

More News

ICON Aircraft Constructs And Flies First Production A5

ESN-1 Was Built From The Production Design, Tooling After years of waiting... and doubting... ICON Aircraft has unveiled what it says is the first production A5, an aircraft the co>[...]

Airborne 07.30.14: WomenVenture 2014, Skycraft Update, IMC Club Award

Also: AvNav EFB, Lockheed Martin, One Week Wonder Update, Pelton Intvw-Part3 It was hard to miss the energy, enthusiasm, and interest in aviation by hundreds of women celebrating a>[...]

EAA Holds Annual Meeting

Membership Feels Flight Path Still On The Center Line EAA held its annual membership meeting on Wednesday, at 08:30 on 30 July 2014 at Oshkosh, WI. in the Theater of the Woods. In >[...]

Historic OSH2014 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell

OSH2014 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell The history of the Bendix name runs parallel to the development of King Radio until the mid-1980s, when the Allied Corporation purchased B>[...]

Life-Saving OSH2014 Sponsor: BRS Parachutes

BRS Parachutes: Defining Aviation Safety It's a simple idea, really. A parachute which will, when deployed, turn what could be a very bad situation into one in which not only the o>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC