T129 ATAK Draws Crowds at First Demonstration Flights in Poland

 Turkish Aerospace Industries, TAI is pleased to announce the completion of the first ever demonstration flights in Poland of its T129 ATAK Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter.  These took place on 22-23 August 2015 during Radom Air Show. T129 ATAK is a candidate for the KRUK Program of the Polish Armed Forces. The demonstration flights at Radom Airshow marked the official launch of T129 Poland Roadshow.

T129 ATAK Helicopter this weekend made its first ever public appearance in Poland during Radom Airshow. Aviation lovers and enthusiasts were amazed by  T129 ATAK’s performance and maneuverability during two 20 minute demonstration flights. Senior Polish guests watched the display alongside the Turkish delegation during a reception. TAI’s distinguished guests included HE Yusuf Ziya OZCAN, Turkish Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, other members of the Turkish Embassy and representatives of Polish industry.

During the Poland Roadshow,  T129 ATAK will be presented to Polish and Turkish professionals, officials, industrial partners and the media at a private event at Warsaw-Babice Airport on Friday, August 28 and it will appear once again in public, on static display at TAI’s stand at MSPO Kielce from September 01-04, 2015.

T129 ATAK, Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter is a new generation, tandem, two-seat, twin engine helicopter, specifically designed for attack and reconnaissance purposes. T129 ATAK incorporates a totally new system philosophy, with powerful engines (LHTEC CTS 800-4A), state-of-the-art avionics, visionics and weapon systems, a modified airframe, new drive train and tail rotor. T129 ATAK has been optimized to meet the performance requirements of the most challenging geographical and environmental conditions.

The first batch of T129 ATAK Helicopters has already been delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces and is in service supporting the missions of the Turkish Army.  As an integral member of the NATO alliance, the Turkish Armed Forces have always been at the leading edge of innovative defense technology. With the strong endorsement of the Turkish Armed Forces, the already significant international interest on T129 ATAK as a superior alternative attack helicopter is only expected to intensify.

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