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Pakistan to buy 30 Turkish gunship helicopters, says manifesto of Erdogan's party

Bilal Khan (Quwa)

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You are right, election manifesto is no confirmation of the ATAK contract being signed.

There was a ceremony when the Milgem MoU was signed in May 2017. Here we are talking about the final contract ... No announcement / press release, no official statement.

Few weeks back, some Turkish media outlets reported that the Milgem loan of USD 400 million was finally approved after some problems and funding for T129 was under process and not secured yet.

So, too early to celebrate.
Alan Warnes said (back in July 2017) that TAI was aiming to announce the deal by/at the Farnborough Air Show.
 

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T129 is a good deal for Pakistan as AH1Z Cobras won’t be coming to Pakistan & they are been sold to another buyer which were originally were been made for Pakistan. Also let us all keep in mind that Turkey is in the process of making heavy weight attack helicopter version of T129 which Pakistan should purse as it will fit into their requirement of heavy weight attack helicopter.
 

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T129 is a good deal for Pakistan as AH1Z Cobras won’t be coming to Pakistan & they are been sold to another buyer which were originally were been made for Pakistan. Also let us all keep in mind that Turkey is in the process of making heavy weight attack helicopter version of T129 which Pakistan should purse as it will fit into their requirement of heavy weight attack helicopter.
And who is this other buyer and how do you know they have been already sold to someone else or that they are not coming to PA. Did you get a wahi about this or what?
 

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And who is this other buyer and how do you know they have been already sold to someone else or that they are not coming to PA. Did you get a wahi about this or what?
So far it seems that Zulus have been blocked by Trump administration & Bahrain is the new buyer.
 

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20mm gatling cannon is a light weight pucnher on the T 129 which other wise seems a fine machine .

The UMTAS ATGM has hell fire like performance, and is FAF , a good departure from the now legacy TOW on the cobra.

gunships saved a lot of lives in the ops areas
 

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So far it seems that Zulus have been blocked by Trump administration & Bahrain is the new buyer.
Where have you read this or are you speculating? Bahrain is a new customer for AH-1Zs along with Pakistan. They are not going to get the Cobras that PA ordered.
 

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20mm gatling cannon is a light weight pucnher on the T 129 which other wise seems a fine machine .

The UMTAS ATGM has hell fire like performance, and is FAF , a good departure from the now legacy TOW on the cobra.

gunships saved a lot of lives in the ops areas
20mm wont work against tanks but AFV
 

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i believe you mean IFVs like BMP 3s etc. ( which india has lots )

I doubt 20mm will even work on them
 

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20mm gatling cannon is a light weight pucnher on the T 129 which other wise seems a fine machine .

The UMTAS ATGM has hell fire like performance, and is FAF , a good departure from the now legacy TOW on the cobra.

gunships saved a lot of lives in the ops areas
T-129 is big upgrade what PAA currently have, also most weapons can be made locally with ToT, also PA need FnF long range ATGM for ground troops and Mizrek-U can fill that gap.
 

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Till it’s officially announced would not know the details especially what is the offset part of the deal ??
 

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