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Turkey Eyes Asian Market

: Nov 17, 2019 - : 4:00 pm

There is a strong participation from the Turkish defence industry at the ongoing Defence and Security exhibition by 32 companies under the leadership of Presidency of Defense Industry (SSB) and the Defense and Aviation Industry Exporters Union (SSI).

An official Turkish delegation is also at the show to promote the partnerships with Asian countries. Turkish Aerospace is one of the giants in the Turkish defence industry and is looking to further improve on its successes in the region with its participation at the ongoing Defence and Security exhibition.

The Turkish air-framer will look to strengthen recent business partnerships and is also seeking to further business opportunities with potential Asian customers not only in Thailand but also in Pakistan, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia as well.

The T129 ATAK Multirole Combat Helicopter and ANKA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) are expected to attract strong interest at the show. Deliveries of the T129 ATAK continue and the 53rd helicopter was handed to the Turkish land forces in November. The maiden flight of a new T129 FAZ-2 helicopter, which is an upgraded version of the ATAK took place in November.

The upgraded attack helicopter is fitted with a Laser Warning Receiver and Electronic Warfare (EW) systems. The first T129 FAZ-2 ATAK helicopters will be delivered in mid-2020, following the completion of develop- mental activities. The air-framer also announced in November, that ANKA had successfully flown for 26 hours and 30 minutes, marking a major milestone for the unmanned type.

In addition to T129 ATAK and ANKA, Turkish Aerospace is showcasing its entire portfolio ranging from fixed and rotarywing platforms to UAV systems and space systems.

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