TURKISH UTILITY HELICOPTER
The Turkish Utility Helicopter Program Tender was initiated in 2007. Defense Industry Executive Committee authorized the start of contract negotiations with Sikorsky Aircraft on April 21st, 2011.
Turkish Utility Helicopter T-70, is based on the “international” version of Sikorsky’s renowned S-70 platform. T-70 will bear indigenously developed Aselsan Avionics Suite and the T700-TEI-701 engines manufactured under license. The 109 helicopters to be manufactured by TAI, will be delivered in two different configurations to seven different users. Turkish Land Forces Command, Turkish Air Force, Turkish Gendarmerie, Turkish General Staff Special Operations Command, Turkish General Staff Electronic Systems Command, Turkish National Police and the Directorate General of Forestry will be the end users for the T-70.