Turkish Ministry of Interior General Directorate of Security took delivery of the third T129 Atak Phase-2 helicopter. In the statement made by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), it was announced that the third T129 Atak Phase-2 helicopter was delivered to the General Directorate of Security. Thus, the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Internal Affairs General Directorate of Security has added the third T101 Atak Phase-129 helicopter with tail number EM-2, equipped with laser warning receiver and other electronic warfare systems, to its inventory.
We continue our efforts to meet the helicopter needs of our security forces.
- Ismail Demir (@IsmailDemirSSB) May 25, 2021
9 T129 ATAK helicopters, developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and produced for the General Directorate of Security (EGM), will be delivered by the end of 2022.
At the first T129 Atak helicopter delivery ceremony, Security General Manager Mehmet Aktaş said, “Today we take delivery of the first of our 2022 T-9 Atak Helicopters, which we will receive by the end of 129, and include them in the fleet of our Aviation Department with great pride. Our helicopters will be assigned as a mobile fleet in the provinces of the region, primarily in Diyarbakır, Van, Şırnak and Hakkari.
It is thought that T129 ATAK helicopters owned by the General Directorate of Security will be used in terrorist operations. Entering into hot clashes in operations conducted jointly with the Turkish Armed Forces and the Gendarmerie General Command, the EGM will use its own T129 Atak helicopter in the operations it participates in.
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, the domestic rate of which has increased even more, in 2021 was planned.
Within the scope of the T129 ATAK project carried out by the Presidency Defense Industry Presidency, 62 ATAK helicopters produced by the Turkish Aerospace Industry-TUSAŞ were delivered to the security forces. TAI delivered at least 53 (2 Phase-2) helicopters to the Land Forces Command, 6 to the Gendarmerie General Command and 3 ATAK helicopter to the General Directorate of Security. Of the ATAK PHASE-2 configuration, the first deliveries of which were made, 21 will be delivered at the first stage.