Turkey and Pakistan have signed a deal for T129 ATAK helicopter
- May 30, 2018
Pakistan will purchase 30 T129 ATAK helicopters from Turkey in a deal worth $1.5 billion, which is Turkey’s biggest defense export in history.
T129 ATAK Multirole Combat Helicopter has been optimized for specific hot & high performance requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces.
The tandem seat, twin-engine, NATO-interoperable attack helicopter is optimized for attack, armed reconnaissance, and precision strike and deep strike missions at day and night in all environments and regardless of weather conditions.
Equipped with up to 76 unguided rockets and 20 mm guns with 500 mm ammunition capacity for close air support missions, ATAK helicopters also feature eight long-range anti-tank missiles (UMTAS), 16 CIRIT laser guided missiles, eight Stinger air-to-air missiles for multi-purpose tasks, cutting-edge electronic warfare and electro-optical systems.
The gunship helicopter was added to the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces in 2014. Currently, 35 T129 ATAK helicopters are being used by the TSK and the Gendarmerie Command.