Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced that Turkish Armed Forces receives the 23rd ATAK helicopter. The production of ATAK started with the 9 T129 Early Early Delivery Helicopter called EDH. The 10th helicopter was T129B model. Turkish defence industry sources said that 35 helicopters will be delivered by the end of the year.
Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, Undersecretary for Defence Industries, noted that each system had improved and that the last deliveries of T-129 were not the same first helicopter. The T129A helicopters (EDH) are designed in accordance with the urgent needs of the army, equipped with standard equipment for close air support missions.The T129B, which continues to be delivered along with the 23rd, is equipped with the modern electronic warfare systems and guided missiles in accordance with multi-purpose missions.