The Royal Thai Army is looking to purchase 6 new attack helicopters. The announcement to replace their aging Bell AH-1F Cobras came at a press conference on June 12, reports JANE IHS. Helicopters that are under consideration include the Mil Mi-28, Kamov Ka-52, Boeing AH-64 Apache, Bell AH-1Z Viper, Airbus Helicopters’ Tiger, Harbin Aircraft Industry… Read more »
The Italian Parliament’s Defence Committee has agreed to grant a fund of €487 Million to the Italian Army to create a new helicopter that will take over from their current 1980s AW129 Mangusta attack helicopter. According to Daniele Marantelli, a PD member, the new combat helicopter will combine the efforts of local universities and research… Read more »
Poland will move the purchase of 30 attack helicopters forward by two years as part of a review of its army modernisation programme triggered by the crisis in Ukraine, Polish deputy defence minister Czeslaw Mroczek said. See Full Story
TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries) and Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland are pleased to announce that the Turkish Armed Forces have taken delivery of their first “T129 ATAK” Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter on 22nd of April 2014. This delivery, celebrated during an official ceremony on June 10th, is the first of 59 helicopters, 9 in T129A… Read more »
Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) participates in the Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) under the umbrella of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) that will be held on 16-18 January 2014. During the show, TAI will display “T129 ATAK” Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter in the static display and a flight demo will also… Read more »
Turkey made its latest push during Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Sept. 16-18 visit to Turkey for the Third High Level Cooperation Council meeting. Sharif was given a demonstration of the T-129’s capabilities and a potential deal was discussed. See full story
As the Paris Air Show gets closer, AgustaWestland is getting ready to provide visitors with a unique insight into the Company’s presence at one of the industry’s premium airshows. This year AgustaWestland will be even closer to you thanks to the implementation of two new tools: **the AgustaWestland Paris Airshow App 2013 (AWPAS) for iOS and… Read more »
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… Read more »
Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) is pleased to announce the successful first flight of the first T129 prototype, produced at TAIâ€™s facilities in Ankara, Turkey. The first flight, conducted by TAIâ€™s test pilots, of T129 â€œP6â€ prototype helicopter has timely and successfully been completed at TAIâ€™s facilities in AkÄ±ncÄ± (Ankara). The ATAK Program was initiated… Read more »
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… Read more »
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,… Read more »
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce its new Fleet Operations Centre is now fully operational. The centre forms an important part of AgustaWestlandâ€™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,… Read more »
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.
Turkeyâ€™s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) selected Aselsan to develop and produce the Helmet Integrated Cueing System (HICS) for the Turkish T129 tactical reconnaissance and attack helicopter. Used for situational awareness and weapon cueing, the HICS system will incorporate latestgeneration image intensifier tubes for tactical night flight. The wide-field (40Â°) binocular cueing system will display… Read more »
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.
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.