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Turkey to export 30 combat helicopters to Pakistan

Military Caracal Helicopters
Military Caracal Helicopters.

Turkey and Pakistan today signed a deal for the sale of 30 T129 ATAK helicopters, according to the Turkish Defence Industries Undersecretariat (SSB).

“Contract negotiations on T129 ATAK helicopters between Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and the Pakistani Ministry of Defence Production were finalised,” the undersecretariat said in a statement.

This is the biggest single export in the history of the Turkish defence industry, the statement said.

TAI also agreed to provide logistics, spare parts, training and ammunition.

Equipped with at least 76 rockets for close air support and advanced electronic war armaments, ATAK uses “Mızrak” anti-tank missiles and laser-guided missile system called “Cirit” that have also been locally produced.

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