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T129 Multirole combat attack helicopter
 
 
 
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Description

The T-129 is an attack and multirole combat helicopter currently under development for the Turkish Army. An enhanced version of the Agusta A129 Mangusta, the T-129's development is now the responsibility of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), with AgustaWestland as the primary partner. The ATAK Helicopter Program started on July 2, 2008 with the aim of providing the Turkish Land Forces Command with Attack/Tactical Reconnaissance helicopters. Under the program, after being customized according to user needs, 50 firm and 41 optional Attack/Tactical Reconnaissance helicopters will be produced and delivered to the end users starting from the third quarter of 2013. The helicopters will also be provided with integrated logistics support for their whole life cycle. T129 helicopter has the capability of high maneuver and flight stability, excellent performance for “high and hot” conditions, 3 hours endurance and long range and all-weather day and night operations with the 5 bladed rotor system, wheeled landing gear, powerful advanced technology LHTEC-T800 engines, new generation advanced FLIR sighting system, integrated helmet mounted display, effective, precise and distinctive weapon systems, digital cockpit architecture, mission computers and advanced flight and fire control systems. High performance, excellent maneuvering capability, asymmetrical weapon loading, low visual, aural and radar signature, high level of crashworthiness and ballistic tolerance enables T129 helicopter multi-role, excellent operational capability in the most hostile of battlefield environments. TAI announce the succesfull first flight of T129 prototype in August 2011. The first flight, conducted by TAI’s test pilots, of T129 “P6” prototype helicopter has timely and successfully been completed at TAI’s facilities in Akinci (Ankara). In May 2013, TAI announced that the Turkish Army is on the way to take delivery of the first home-made T-129 ATAK Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance helicopter. Speaking at the IDEF exhibition in 2013, company representatives stated that the army is expected to take delivery of its first aircraft in the coming weeks.

 
Variants

No variants at this time, prototype only.

 
Technical Data
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Design
The all new T129 ATAK features high power engines and uprated rotor dynamics to deliver superior ‘hot and high’ performance which enables sustained operations in the most challenging littoral and land environments. The improved power and performance are complemented by an advanced Mission System and supporting architecture which delivers a significant weapon capability to the Battlefield Commander.
Agile, responsive and strategically deployable, the T129 has versatility to support a number of missions such as armed reconnaissance and surveillance;
anti-armor operations, discrete target elimination, escort, joint fires (direction of artillery, Forward Air Control and Naval Gunfire Support) and dynamic
air threat suppression.
• 24 hour sustained day/night all environment capability
• Global operations with a reduced logistic footprint
• Mission effectiveness achieved with high reliability, availability and maintainability associated with low operating cost
• Open systems architecture enabling future cockpit, mission and weapons systems growth
• Dual cockpit capability
• Multiple weapons firing
Lethality and deterrence have been enhanced with new modern precision air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles, modern rocket system, a battle proven
off-axis cannon and an increased weapon payload.
Armament
The T129 helicopter can be armed with 8 anti-tank guided missile and air-to-air missiles. The T-129 also has dual rocket system capability, deploying 70mm rockets 4 x 19 or 4x7 for ammunition commonality with Nato countries.. TheT-129 can carry four 70mm rocket launchers. A 20mm three-barrel Gatling-type turreted cannon with 500 rounds of ammunition is mounted under the nose. The T129 can be also equipped with Gun pods armed with 12.7 mm calibre machine gun.
Avionic
The pilot and gunner cockpits are in a stepped tandem configuration. Both cockpits are equipped with multifunction displays, which present information from the integrated management system and provide a synthetic waypoint map, navigation data, weapon status, weapon selection, communications and aircraft / flight data. The displays are equipped with multifunction keyboards. The T129 can be equipped with an automatic flight control system, which provides nap-of-the-earth flight capability and the level of stability for precise weapon aiming. A tactical navigation display enhances mission management and situational awareness.
Propulsion
The T129 helicopter has a fireproof engine compartment with two low-noise LHTEC-CTS800-A4 turboshaft engines. The engines are separated, and there are two separate fuel systems with cross-feed capability. The T129 can climb at a rate of 11.3m per second. The maximum cruise speed of the helicopter is 269 km with a maximum range of 561 km. The service ceiling of the helicopter is 6,096 m, and the endurance is three hours.
Accessories
Battlefield survivability of T129 is optimised by updated Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment which includes an advanced electronic warfare processor, radar, laser and missile warners and the assurance of self protection via enhanced chaff and flare countermeasures dispenser, radar jammer and IR jamming capability.
 
Specifications
Type
Multirole combat helicopter
Country user
Prototype
Country producer
Turkey
Crew
2
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Engine
2 x Turboshaft engines LHTEC-CTS800-4A
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Speed
Maximum speed: 269 km/h
Range
561 km maximum
Weight
5,000 kg
Avionic
Avionic Central Control Computer-ACCC (Dual),
• Modular HW and SW design,
• Large memory capacity,
• High processing capability,
• Multiple interface support,
• Compact and rugged architecture
Dimension
Length: 14.6 m; Rotor Diameter: 11.9 m;
Height: 3.4 m
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T-129 multirole combat attack helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Turkey Turkish Air Force defence industry technology
 
T-129 multirole combat attack helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Turkey Turkish Air Force defence industry technology
T-129 multirole combat attack helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Turkey Turkish Air Force defence industry technology
T-129 multirole combat attack helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Turkey Turkish Air Force defence industry technology
T-129 multirole combat attack helicopter technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Turkey Turkish Air Force defence industry technology
 
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