With the delivery of a T129 ATAK Phase-2 helicopter to the Gendarmerie General Command, the T129 ATAK telegram reached 66. President of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir; In his post on his Twitter account on October 1, 2021, he announced that a T129 ATAK Phase-2 helicopter was delivered to the Gendarmerie General Command. President Demir shared, “We continue our efforts to meet the helicopter needs of our security forces. Finally, we delivered the T129 ATAK FAZ-2 Helicopter to the Gendarmerie.” Thus, the T129 ATAK Phase-2 helicopter equipped with a laser warning receiver and other electronic warfare systems entered the Gendarmerie General Command inventory, bringing the total number of ATAKs to 8. The 1922th Atak Helicopter with the tail number J-7 Sakarya was delivered to the Gendarmerie General Command by TAI in August 2021.
On the other hand, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) shared on Twitter about the T129 ATAK helicopter delivered, “Our ATAK delivery number has reached 66. We are proud to serve our country.” made statements.
We continue our efforts to meet the helicopter needs of our security forces.
- Ismail Demir (@IsmailDemirSSB) October 1, 2021
The first T129 ATAK Phase-2 helicopter equipped with laser warning receiver and other electronic warfare systems was delivered to the Land Forces Command by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) on February 17, 2021. The development was announced by İsmail, President of the Turkish Defense Industry. In the statement made by SSB İsmail Demir on his social media account Twitter, it was stated that the T129 Atak helicopter was delivered to the General Directorate of Security for the first time. Iron statement,
“We made the first deliveries of the FAZ-2 version of the ATAK helicopter, equipped with a laser warning receiver and other electronic warfare systems, to the General Directorate of Security and the KKK. #ATAK was made available to EGM for the first time. Best wishes!" made statements.
Qualification tests of ATAK FAZ-2 helicopter were successfully completed in December 2020
The first flight of the ATAK FAZ-2 helicopter was successfully carried out at TAI facilities in November 2019. The FAZ-129 version of the T2 ATAK, equipped with laser warning receiver and electronic warfare systems, successfully performed its first flight in November 2019 and qualification tests were initiated.
Within the scope of the T129 ATAK project carried out by the Presidency of Defense Industries, at least 59 ATAK helicopters produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries-TUSAŞ have been delivered to the security forces. At least 52 ATAK helicopters were delivered to the Land Forces Command, 6 to the Gendarmerie General Command, and 1 ATAK helicopter to the General Directorate of Security by TAI. 2 of the ATAK FAZ-21 configuration, for which the first deliveries have been made, will be delivered in the first stage.
A total of 59 T32 ATAK Helicopters will be delivered to the Turkish Land Forces, 91 of which are definite, 24 of which are optional, and a total of 3 T27 ATAK helicopters, 129 of which are optional, to the Ministry of Interior.