T129 ATAK – Turkish Attack Helicopter in Action T129 ATAK is a new generation, tandem two-seat, twin engine helicopter specifically designed for attack and reconnaissance purposes.
T129 ATAK, developed from the combat proven AgustaWestland A129CBT, incorporates totally new system philosophy with new engines (LHTEC CTS 800-4A), new avionics, visionics and weapons, modified airframe, uprated drive train and new tail rotor.
The T129 ATAK is the helicopter selected in 2007 by the Government of Turkey for the Turkish Land Forces; development and production will be assured by the “ATAK Team”, a Joint Partnership of Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) and AgustaWestland.
The first TAI-manufactured helicopter was delivered to Turkish Land Forces by the end of April 2014. T129 ATAK has been optimized to meet and exceed the “high and hot” performance requirements for harsh geographical and environmental conditions while providing the following key characteristics;