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AW129 International  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1998
Total Production: 75
Unitary Cost: EUR€17 million   (USD$18 million)
Also Known As: A129 International and T129 ATAK
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Aselsan, Leonardo Helicopters* and Turkish Aerospace Industries   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: AW129
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: 120
Family Members: A129 Mangusta
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Description: The A129 International is an attack helicopter developed to meet the requirements of the Italian Army by the Agusta company. It performs anti-tank, fire support, escort, and scout missions with air-to-air engagement capability. Advanced electro-optic sensors have been integrated in the A129 to achieve all-weather, day/night operation capability.

Weapon options for the A129 International include up to 8 TOW2A anti-tank missiles, 81mm rockets, gun pods, Stinger/Mistral air-to-air missiles, and a 20mm 3-barrel gun mounted under the nose. The A129 attack helicopter was successful deployed with the Italian Army in Somalia and Angola.

The A129 International is a derivative of proven A129 Mangusta helicopter with enhanced subsystems and weapon options. The A129 International features a 5-blade main rotor, new T800 engines and a 20mm gun mounted under the nose as well as other refinements. The new helicopter incorporates lessons learned during operational deployments of A129 in the 1990s.

The A129 International has also been developed to meet the requirements of potential export customers. It is being offered actively to Poland for the attack helicopter program.

AW129 International Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 5
Number of Engines: 2
Dimensions
Height: 3.35 meter (11.0 foot)
Length: 14.5 meter (48 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Main Rotor Diameter: 11.9 meter (39.0 foot)
Width: 3.71 meter
Performance
Ceiling: 4,725 meter (15,502 foot)
Max Range: 560 kilometer (302 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 2,600 shp
Speed
Cruise Speed: 77 mps (278 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 84 mps (302 kph)
Time
Flight Endurance: 3.12 hour
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 5,100 kilogram (11,243 pound)
Payload: 1,800 kilogram (3,968 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AW129 International News

There are 9 news between
31 Mar 2007 and 16 Jun 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015TAI Selects LHTEC's CTS800 to Power Turkish Light Utility Helicopter
Wednesday, June 11, 2014Turkish Armed Forces Takes Delivery of T129 ATAK Helicopter
Friday, November 5, 2010Turkish Land Forces Orders Nine More T129 Attack Helicopters
Wednesday, April 14, 2010Thales and Aselsan to Develop Helmet Cueing System for Turkish T129 Helicopter
Monday, September 28, 2009Turkish Land Forces T129 Attack Helicopter Completes Maiden Flight
Tuesday, September 16, 2008Future Lynx CTS800-4N Engine Achieves EASA Certification
Tuesday, June 24, 2008Turkish Army Will Receive First T129 ATAK Helicopter by 2013
Tuesday, September 11, 2007AgustaWestland, TAI and Turkey Reach Agreement on A129 Helicopter
Saturday, March 31, 2007AgustaWestland Enters Negotiations with Turkey for the Supply of A129 as ATAK Helicopter

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Turkey60
The Turkish Land Forces program scope is 50 firm aircraft and 41 options. In September 2007, Turkey 51 T129 helicopters with deliveries due in 2013. In November 2010, Turkey order nine additional T129 helicopters due for delivery in 2012. T129A (10) and T129B (50).

Grand Total 752
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