The engines of the Heavy Class Attack Helicopter ATAK II developed by the Ukrainian Motor Sich company were delivered.
As a result of the technological know-how and operational experience gained within the scope of the T129 ATAK and T625 GÖKBEY projects , significant developments continue to be experienced in the Heavy Class Attack Helicopter Project ( ATAK II ) , which was initiated by the Presidency of Defense Industries in 2019 .
2 TV3-117VMA-SBM1V-01T Turboshaft Engines were delivered to Turkish Aerospace Industries ( TUSAŞ ) on January 27, 2023.
TAI General Manager Prof. Dr. In the statement made by Temel Kotil, it was announced that ATAK II will start an engine soon.
In a statement from Temel Kotil’s official Twitter account;
“We have kept our promise to our nation in the Turkish Century. MMU and HÜRJET taxied, ATAK 2 will start the engine soon, and ANKA 3 will make its first flight. We present our products, which we have created with thousands of colleagues and business partners, to the martyrs of Çanakkale.” statements were included.
The T929 ATAK II Heavy Class Attack Helicopter, whose engines are manufactured by the Ukrainian Motor Sich company, is planned to make its first flight this year.
Heavy Class Attack Helicopter ATAK II
As a result of the technological know-how and operational experience gained within the scope of the T129 ATAK and T625 GÖKBEY Projects, the “Heavy Class Attack Helicopter Project” was initiated.
Meetings were held under the leadership of the SSB for the helicopter, whose users were determined as the Naval Forces Command and the Land Forces Command. In this context, a contract was signed for the T0 prototype in April 2019. ATAK II was designed entirely with domestic and national capabilities in line with the objectives of increased payload and ammunition capacity (1,200 kg excluding launchers), modern avionics systems, reduced logistics costs and high performance.
Within the scope of the program, two TV3-117VMA-SBM1V-01T Turboshaft Engines produced by Ukrainian Motor Sich were delivered to TAI on January 27, 2023. In this context, it is planned to continue the necessary preparations for the integration of the engines to the helicopter and the execution of the ground tests in March.