T129 Atak Attack Helicopter Export from TAI to Nigeria!

T-Attack Attack Helicopter Export from TUSAS to Nigeria
T129 Atak Attack Helicopter Export from TAI to Nigeria!

Turkish Aerospace Industries General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil made important statements. Kotil announced for the first time its new customer in the export of T129 Atak attack helicopters. In his speech, Kotil said that after the Philippines, T129 Atak attack helicopters will be exported to Nigeria in the near future. It is stated that six T129 ATAK will be exported to Nigeria.

It is known that a total of 6 T129 ATAK helicopters produced by TAI under the contract signed with the Philippines will be exported for 269.388.862 USD. Two T400 ATAK Helicopters, aboard two A129M aircraft departing from Ankara Kahramankazan Campus, successfully arrived in the Philippines. While the second delivery package is planned to be realized in 2023 under the contract, it continues to work for the delivery in 2022.

As it will be remembered, the Defense Industry Cooperation Agreement between Turkey and Nigeria was signed in October 2021 during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to Nigeria. Signatures, President of the Presidency of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. He was fired by İsmail Demir and Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffery Onyeama. In a statement made by the President of the Presidency of Defense Industries, İsmail Demir, “During our visit to Nigeria, we signed a Defense Industry Cooperation Agreement between Turkey and Nigeria. Under the determined leadership of our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, we plan to implement these agreements in a short time.” statements were made.

The USA approved the sale of AH-1Z attack helicopters to Nigeria.

As announced by the United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Nigerian Government of the AH-997Z attack helicopter and related equipment, with an estimated cost of $1 million, through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS). had made a decision. Contract with an estimated cost of $997 million (estimated costs reported by DSCA indicate maximum, contract values ​​are generally lower);

  • 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters
  • 28 T-700 GE401C engines (24 installed and 4 spares)
  • 2000 APKWS guidance kits
  • night vision display
  • GPS with standard positioning service
  • electronic warfare systems
  • AN/AVS-9 night vision system
  • M197 20mm machine gun
  • target vision system

training, documentation, support and testing equipment, US government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

Source: defenceturk

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