Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior General Directorate of Police took delivery of the first T129 attack helicopters Phase-2. The first of 9 T129 ATAK helicopters developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and produced for the General Directorate of Security (EGM) was delivered.
The development was announced by the Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu. Minister Soylu made a statement on his social media account Twitter, “Our police took delivery of the first ATAK helicopter. Welcome ATAK, TRUST FRIENDLY, P-ATAK AT THE ENEMY. Thank you, Mr. President ... We express our gratitude on behalf of the Turkish National Police. " gave his statements.
Iraqi Defense Minister Jumaah Enad Saadoonn arrived in Ankara for official talks on December 28, 2020. During his visit to Saadoonn, he also visited Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) facilities and received information about the products. In the images shared by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense regarding the trip, it was seen that the ATAK helicopter produced for the General Directorate of Security was on the serial production line.
In the previous process, the tail of the ATAK helicopter was included in the images that were reflected to the public again. Tail number “EM-101 ″ It was stated that the T129 ATAK helicopter will be delivered to the Aviation Units of the General Directorate of Security in a short time.
tolgaozbek.com As reported by the General Directorate of Security, as the first police organization to use an attack helicopter, it will mark a first in the world. The first of 2 T9 ATAK helicopters equipped with equipment named as "Phase 129" by TAI was expected to be delivered in 2021.
It is thought that the T129 ATAK helicopters owned by the General Directorate of Security will be used in terrorist operations. It was reported that the EGM, which entered into hot clashes in the operations carried out jointly with the Turkish Armed Forces and the Gendarmerie General Command, will use its own T129 Atak helicopter in the operations.
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. The first delivery of ATAK FAZ-2 helicopters is planned to be made in 2021.
Within the scope of the T129 ATAK project carried out by the Presidency Defense Industry Presidency, 57 ATAK helicopters produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries-TUSAŞ were delivered to the security forces. TAI delivered 51 ATAK helicopters to the Land Forces Command, and 6 ATAK helicopters to the Gendarmerie General Command. 2 of the ATAK PHASE-21 configuration will be delivered at the first stage.