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I fail to understand what advantage Attack heli's offer over UCAV's, can anyone answer this?
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Besides what PanzerKiel mentioned you also have to take into account that in todays war theater there will be a significant amount of electromagnetic spectrum jamming which will have a profound effect on UAV especially if they are manual or semi autonomous. You cannot guarantee that you will be able to use a UAV in all theaters. Uptill now there have been no war fought between high tech adversaries which used UAV in conflict. (Azeri and Armenian example is a bad one as Armenians dont really have good jamming equipment).
 

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Next generation military UAVs in the US and elsewhere are being designed to counter enemy EW, from scratch. And we will end up seeing more of them on the battlefield. Not less.

US army is getting a specific anti-IADS role, courtesy next gen UAVs.
 

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Pak's long wait for ATAK choppers, hopefully with full Pak based production capabilities, are there to end at last!!! The Turkish TS-1400 turbo-shaft engines, whose various versions will be used for ATAK and ATAK-2 platforms, have been handed over for the integration with the Gokbey utility choppers as the first step! Elhamdulillah....

That Muthish sound....

 

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This video on TS-1400 engine has English subtitles!! Reis Erdo'an has inaugurated it with "Ya Allah! Bismillah!!"...

This engine has been placed under the Emanet and Hifazet of none other than Allah-u Azimushshan....

 

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I fail to understand what advantage Attack heli's offer over UCAV's, can anyone answer this?
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Close range air support, with constant fire.

Drones tend to be high up, and their missile launches can take a while to travel. Once the very limited amount of missiles that modern UCAVs use are depleted, the drone has to return.

With a helicopter, the air support can get real close. It can carry a bigger payload, provide suppressive fire, and when it runs out of it's pretty large quantity of missiles, it can use its main cannon to remain in active combat.

Both systems have their ups and downs.
 

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Pak's long wait for ATAK choppers, hopefully with full Pak based production capabilities, are there to end at last!!! The Turkish TS-1400 turbo-shaft engines, whose various versions will be used for ATAK and ATAK-2 platforms, have been handed over for the integration with the Gokbey utility choppers as the first step! Elhamdulillah....

That Muthish sound....

Alhamdulliallah all Praise Belongs to Allah and His Messenger

I really want this T129 deal to succeed and also want to see Turkey master the core engine technologies

Inshallah this decade belongs to the reemergence of Islamic powers from the East and the West

mastering the Turbo shaft is no small feat of engineering its a milestone
 

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