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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.
Well said. Pakistan must get ToT and license build the rest of the helis in Kamra. This should be the main heli of PA. My main concern is the engine and electronics by an American provide. Pakistan must work with Turkey to select/ qualify a new engine for ret of the helis.
 

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


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Pakistan has signed an agreement with Turkey to procure 30 Turkish attack helicopters, Daily Sabah newspaper reported on Saturday.

Accoring to the Turkish newspaper, the ruling Justic and Devlopment Party (AK Party) has also mentioned the deal in its election menifesto announced on Thursday.

T129 ATAK helicopters from Turkey participated in a fly-past ceremony in Islamabad on the occasion of Pakistan Day that is celebrated on March 23.

The paper reported that the helicopter was added to the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in 2014.

"ATAK helicopters, one of the most remarkable products of the national and original production model in the defense industry, have also paved the way for exports with its outstanding performance. Ongoing talks with Pakistan on the export of ATAK helicopters have had positive results," Daily Sabah said in its report on Saturday.

"With the sales contract, the longstanding cooperation and bilateral relations between Pakistan and Turkey in the defense field gained a new dimension," it said.

Pakistan Army's Aviation Corps which operates hundreds of helicopters is said to have placed orders for 30 ATAK helicopters.
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/3...-helicopters-says-manifesto-of-erdogans-party
These are modern gun ships. That will boost fire power of Pakistan.
 

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Any chances of Z-10B in future?
I think After T-129 Atak purchase, Atak-II, heavier member of Atak family, has more chance than any other helicopters not to cause a logistic nightmare and extra training costs. Atak platform proved itself in Pakistani harsh temperature conditions on high mountainous areas.
 

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It has been years to listen this pak will get turkish helicopter.. When it will happen in reality ? when we will receive this news from govt ?
 

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It has been years to listen this pak will get turkish helicopter.. When it will happen in reality ? when we will receive this news from govt ?
The deal was signed last week, announced by the Turkish Govt and OEM. First helicopters are coming within a year, all 30 in 5 years.
 

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your saying this. that why i m accepting bcz I read ur article at pakdef.info as well, i m ur follower since 2005.
His sources are always solid and well researched. In addition, Janes, Air Forces Monthly and almost every major news outlet in both Pakistan and Turkey have reported it with photographic proof
 

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your saying this. that why i m accepting bcz I read ur article at pakdef.info as well, i m ur follower since 2005.
His sources are always solid and well researched. In addition, Janes, Air Forces Monthly and almost every major news outlet in both Pakistan and Turkey have reported it with photographic proof
...add the Turkish Gov't to the list:

PAKISTAN - SIGNATURES FOR 30 ATTACK HELICOPTERS

THE MOST GREAT EXPORTS HAVE BEEN ONLY ONE DEALING IN THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY

The ongoing T129 ATAK Helicopter contract negotiations between the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and the Pakistan Defense Production Ministry reached the final result. The official contract for the sale of 30 T129 ATAK helicopters was signed between the two sister countries. In addition to this sales, TAI has reached a consensus on a large contract package in terms of logistics, spare parts, training and ammunition.

The T129 ATV Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter is being used in the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces and the Ministry of the Interior with the new generation of missions and weapons systems and the best performance and maneuverability in its class, with its design developed to meet the challenging climate and geography. With these features, ATAK is among the most important players in the global market.

subjected to extensive testing in Turkey and Pakistan by Pakistan Land Forces T129 ATAK Helicopter, all testing has been met successfully passing requirements, to be the offensive most effective helicopter in its class in the world and he proved it once more.

The largest defense industry exports to the date of this contract at once Republic of Turkey has been carried out.

https://www.ssb.gov.tr/Website/contentList.aspx?PageID=1235&LangID=1
 

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We really need to double up the order 8-)

A Top up order of 30 more units should send USA a clear message their puny Super Cobras are not needed
 
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