Turkish Aerospace Industries, TAI completed the delivery of the first fleet of T129 ATAK Multirole Combat Helicopter on July 31, 2015.
T129 ATAK is now ready to meet a range of new export opportunities and requirements in the worldwide market. The successful delivery of the first fleet of helicopters is a major milestone for the Turkish Aerospace and Defence Industry in terms of design, development and international collaboration. This latest accomplishment provides further evidence of the successful cooperation between Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) as a procurement agency, Turkish Land Forces as an end user, TAI as a prime contractor and subcontractors with the development and delivery of the most advanced combat helicopter in its class. As an outcome of the endorsement provided by the Turkish Armed Forces, the already strong international interest in the T129 ATAK as a superior alternative is expected to intensify.
Having completed the delivery of first fleet (nine helicopters) the delivered helicopters are now being used effectively in operational theatres for the Turkish Land Forces.