TAI to Attend Paris Air Show, Featuring T129 & ANKA
Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) will be participating to the 51st International Paris Air Show which will be held in Le Bourget, Paris between June 15-21, 2015. Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter T129 ATAK and Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Class UAV ANKA will be displayed at the static area. TAI's Chalet can also be visited at Row A 260.
T129 ATAK, Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter, the choice of the Turkish Land Forces 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. T129 ATAK has been optimized to meet and exceed the "high and hot" performance requirements for harsh geographical and environmental conditions.
The first batch of T129 ATAK was delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces which is operational regarding the mission of Turkish Army and as of today over 6000 flight hours were accumulated during the flight and firing tests, qualification and acceptance as well as training activities. As an integral part of the global security forces, Turkish Armed Forces has always been on the leading edge. As an outcome of the endorsement provided by the Turkish Armed Forces, the already strong international interest in the T129 ATAK as a superior alternative is expected to intensify.
ANKA is an advanced Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) class Unmanned Aerial System, performs day and night, all-weather reconnaissance, target detection / identification and intelligence missions with its EO/IR and SAR payloads, featuring autonomous flight capability including Automatic Take-off and Landing. ANKA incorporates a heavy-fuel engine and electro-expulsive Ice Protection System with an Advanced Ground Control Station and dual datalink allowing operational security and ease. The system is expandable with a Transportable Image Exploitation Station, Radio Relay, Remote Video Terminal and SATCOM.