Source: APA, 06-Feb-13
Turkish Aerospace Industries have denied reports that Azerbaijan have placed an order for sixty A129 Mangusta attack helicopters (see full story)
Source: UPI, 23-Nov-12
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Turkish defense industry will begin producing attack helicopters next year. (see full story)
Source: LHTEC, 01-Aug-12
The CTS800-4A engine powering the T129 attack helicopter has received a type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration, expanding the CTS800 product line. The CTS800 is designed and produced by the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC), a 50:50 partnership between Rolls-Royce and Honeywell. The new type certificate for the CTS800-4A brings a high-speed output [...]
Source: Hurriyet, 01-Jun-12
The contest to supply 50 attack helicopters has been reduced to three bidders – Boeing’s Apache, Bell’s Cobra and the T129 Mangusta being bid jointly by AgustaWestland and partner TAI (see full story)
Source: TAI, 26-Aug-11
Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) is pleased to announce the successful first flight of the first T129 prototype, produced at TAI’s facilities in Ankara, Turkey. The first flight, conducted by TAI’s test pilots, of T129 “P6” prototype helicopter has timely and successfully been completed at TAI’s facilities in AkÄ±ncÄ± (Ankara). The ATAK Program was initiated [...]
Source: Donaldson, 23-Jun-11
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, a leading, worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, announced that Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, centre of competence for air management systems within the Aerospace and Transportation Systems division of the Liebherr Group, has selected the company to supply the air filtration technology for the T129 combat [...]
Source: Hurriyet Daily News, 23-May-11
Turkey’s first active laser-guided missile, the “Cirit,” has been receiving attention from other countries as well, Turkish executives have told the Anatolia news agency.
Source: Flightglobal, 13-Nov-10
Italy’s army aviation command plans to upgrade its AgustaWestland AW129C attack helicopters to a new configuration referred to as “G19″
Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Nov-10
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for nine T129 combat helicopters. The contract is valued at â‚¬150 million also including a spare parts package. The nine T129 helicopters will be assembled by Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) and delivered by mid 2012 in a basic configuration, [...]
Source: Defense News, 26-Oct-10
Turkey and AgustaWestland will sign a contract this week for the urgent production of nine T129 attack helicopters, the company’s top official announced today
Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Jul-10
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce its new Fleet Operations Centre is now fully operational. The centre forms an important part of AgustaWestland’s ongoing investment to deliver ever improving levels of support to its customers around the world. The new centre is collocated with the AgustaWestland Logistics Centre at the Avioport Logistic Park, [...]
Source: Today's Zaman, 30-Jun-10
Defense Minister Vecdi GÃ¶nÃ¼l has said that, in addition to an earlier decision to buy nine Italian AgustaWestland-made A129 attack helicopters, Turkey has also decided to lease nine A129s to meet the urgent needs of the Turkish military.
Source: Hurriyet, 25-Jun-10
Turkey urgently will launch talks to buy nine additional T129 attack helicopters being built by a group led by the Italian-British manufacturer AgustaWestland.
Source: AgustaWestland, 30-Sep-09
AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the ATAK Team, comprising Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI), Aselsan and AgustaWestland, has successfully performed the maiden flight of the first T129 prototype.
Source: AgustaWestland, 29-May-09
AgustaWestland opens its new T129 facility in Cascina Costa, Italy. The official opening ceremony was attended by delegates from the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), Turkish Land Force Command and Turkish General Staff as well as industry representatives from Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) and Aselsan.
Source: Selex, 30-Apr-09
Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Jun-08
The Contract Of The ATAK Program Becomes Effective