May 6, 2014
Turkish Army Accepts First T-129 Attack Helicopter
The first batch of T-129 (T-129A EDH), which Turkey acquired from AgustaWestland, had repeatedly failed acceptance tests since 2012.
The six T-129A EDHs are part of a batch of nine choppers that Turkey ordered in November 2010, increasing its total order to 60.
The T-129s were largely built by AgustaWestland in Italy with an expected delivery in late 2012, one year before the Turkish-built helicopters would start being delivered. The first nine choppers are to be armed by Turkey.
Under the coproduction agreement, Turkey also has full marketing and intellectual property rights for the T-129.