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Turkey completed tests of ATAK FAZ-2 helicopter with electronic warfare system on board

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Turkey is preparing to start serial production of ATAK FAZ-2 helicopters from TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries). According to the latest data, the final tests of this rotorcraft have been completed.


It is known that one of the important features of this Turkish-made helicopter is its equipment with an electronic warfare (EW) complex. Also ATAK FAZ-2 received an attack warning system. Its effectiveness is based on the operation of the laser sensor.

According to the latest data, the serial production of these helicopters for the needs of the Turkish army will begin this year. It was originally planned to take the helicopter into service in the second half of 2020.

At the first stage, the Turkish Air Force plans to receive 21 ATAK FAZ-2 helicopters.

The first flight of this combat vehicle took place just over a year ago - in November 2019. Such an early completion of the entire set of tests is due to the fact that this is not the same machine that was created from scratch. The helicopter became a new modification of the T129 ATAK multipurpose attack helicopter, which began operating in 2014. In turn, this helicopter was a licensed copy of the AW129 Mangusta.

Turkey has invested more than $ 4 billion in the implementation of this program. Part of these funds went to the implementation of plans to create an electronic warfare aviation complex, which appeared on the ATAK FAZ-2.

ATAK is an abbreviation which in translation into Russian stands for "heavy combat helicopter".
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 5 January 2021 19: 44
    -9
    I will not even be surprised when information appears that this helicopter passed combat tests in the sky of Karabakh, during the recent war!
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 5 January 2021 20: 03
      -3
      Sultan minus, not otherwise lol , for "disclosing classified information" !!! lol
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    2. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 6 January 2021 16: 27
      0
      One, maybe two. And now fsee, without engines, can be used as a chicken coop))))
  2. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 5 January 2021 19: 48
    +1
    In light of the sanctions, will it be difficult to produce?
    1. Magic archer
      Magic archer 5 January 2021 19: 50
      +2
      I think the Turks took care of this by buying the entire assembly line. Although honestly a strange choice. Mongoose is more than an average helicopter in its class
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 5 January 2021 20: 04
        +9
        Quote: Magic Archer
        I think the Turks took care of this by buying the entire assembly line. Although honestly a strange choice. Mongoose is more than an average helicopter in its class

        There is a LHTEC CTS800-4A turboshaft engine produced by LHTEC, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Honeywell. If the Americans want, all the helicopters will land on the airfield very quickly.
        1. Thrifty
          Thrifty 5 January 2021 20: 12
          -11%
          Well, the engines will be driven by the vukrii, this is not a problem, but whether the Yankees will want to lose money, there is still a question.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 5 January 2021 23: 51
            0
            Only China will save from licensed Turbomek
        2. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 5 January 2021 20: 56
          0
          And whose gearbox is there?
      2. Petro_tut
        Petro_tut 6 January 2021 01: 33
        +1
        Bought what they were allowed to sell
      3. orionvitt
        orionvitt 6 January 2021 11: 55
        +1
        Quote: Magic Archer
        Mongoose is more than an average helicopter in its class

        This is only what with regards to the helicopter, especially since it was not originally Turkish. If we analyze the rest of the information about electronic warfare systems, about "the latest Turkish electronics", then one gets the impression about Turkey as a "scientific superpower", which it never was. Gathering from the world on a string, and now with unprecedented pride they trumpet about unprecedented "achievements".
    2. Flashpoint
      Flashpoint 5 January 2021 19: 50
      -4
      Quote: Zaurbek
      In light of the sanctions, will it be difficult to produce?

      Just about, AgustaWestland will say goodbye - and that's it!
      1. Redfox3k
        Redfox3k 5 January 2021 19: 58
        0
        Unlikely. Small-breasted people seem to have no complaints about the Turks.
      2. Flashpoint
        Flashpoint 5 January 2021 20: 28
        0
        Someone minus :)
        But questions about transactions and licenses have already arisen, here is a proof
        https://www.defensenews.com/global/the-americas/2018/08/13/diplomatic-row-jeopardizes-15b-helicopter-deal-between-turkey-and-pakistan/
        A new stage can easily develop in any direction.
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 6 January 2021 10: 52
          0
          Quote: Flashpoint
          Someone minus :)

          Get used to ..............
          1. Flashpoint
            Flashpoint 6 January 2021 10: 57
            -1
            Quote: APASUS
            Quote: Flashpoint
            Someone minus :)

            Get used to ..............

            good good good
            Habit is a terrible force!
    3. URAL72
      URAL72 5 January 2021 20: 09
      +5
      As far as I remember, there are American engines, and much more. So sanctions are quite possible.
      1. spectr
        spectr 5 January 2021 22: 29
        0
        Sanctions are possible if helicopters appear near Greece. And so they still do not interfere with the Yankees.
      2. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 5 January 2021 23: 49
        +2
        Vay is a shareholder of Agusta .... and the Americans are a shareholder of Vay ..... and Vay is a large shareholder of almost all defense enterprises in Europe
    4. VyacheSeymour
      VyacheSeymour 6 January 2021 12: 31
      +2
      Turkish Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank called the opening of a helicopter engine plant a historic day for the Turkish defense industry on December 5 during his speech at the opening ceremony of the plant, Daily Sabah writes.

      During the opening of the turboshaft engine plant and design center of TUSAS Engine Industries (TEI) in Turkey's Eskisehir province, Varank noted that the new engines will be used for the fully localized production of the Turkish T625 Gokbey helicopter.

      The minister stressed that Turkey is one of the seven countries that have technologies for the production of gas turbine engines and the new design center will be a new step towards Turkish success. He added that the National Technical Movement, a program to master and localize technologies that Turkey previously imported from abroad, contributes to the achievement of the goals set for the Turkish industry.

      We add that the project to create new engines started in 2017. During the opening ceremony of the plant, tests of a 1660 horsepower sample were demonstrated. The T625 helicopter, which will use TEI engines, is a six-ton ​​multipurpose vehicle that Turkish designers have developed to meet market demand.
      https://www.aviaport.ru/
  3. Kote Pan Kokhanka
    Kote Pan Kokhanka 5 January 2021 19: 50
    +2
    Well done Turks, that not a month, then the news about the adoption or start of mass production of military equipment.
    Already a little enviable!
    1. Guru
      Guru 5 January 2021 21: 08
      0
      Well done Turks, that not a month, then the news about the adoption or start of mass production of military equipment.
      Already a little enviable!

      Yes, but only here is a working sample of the Turkish T129 helicopter presented at the exhibition during the Farnborough International Airshow in England on July 16, 2014. So they have been finishing this device for six years.
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 January 2021 20: 01
    -6
    The money for the license has been paid, there is only a boy left to start producing it all ourselves.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 5 January 2021 20: 56
      +1
      The fuselage and avionics will probably produce ...
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 5 January 2021 23: 04
      +2
      In the sense of starting to produce ??? They have already been made for 50 under 2 contracts with the Ministry of Defense.



      This helicopter is a new version. And they also make a big one with the ATAK2 radar - already by themselves. It's like saying Mi-28, only 2 pieces have been handed over, we need to learn how to make helicopters. Taking into account the NM version and forgetting about N.
      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik 5 January 2021 23: 17
        0
        Attack and Attack 2 are completely different helicopters. The difference in maximum take-off weight is 2 times.
        Attack is an analogue of Cobra
        Attack 2 analogue Apache
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 6 January 2021 08: 56
          +2
          Well, I wrote - ATTACK is Mongoose with gradual revision from version to version.
          ATTACK 2 - they are already doing it themselves, and it will be big, with a radar.
          1. yehat2
            yehat2 7 January 2021 05: 00
            0
            I doubt it is convenient for Turkey to use heavy helicopters
            They have half of the country - mountains. They are just a weakly armored light like an Apache or a mongoose is better suited.
      2. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 5 January 2021 23: 50
        +2
        T129 is light, promising in the size of the Apache, and ours are heavy
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      3. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 6 January 2021 07: 44
        -2
        So this is the screwdriver assembly where they take the engine or learn.
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 6 January 2021 09: 07
          +3
          That is, 85% of the Mi-28N / Ka-52 is also a screwdriver assembly? After all, there are Ukrainian engines. And 100% Mi-26T / T2 is also a screwdriver, there are only I-P engines.

          Or is the motor not detecting the screwdriver? In general, ATAK is going a good way from a license to being revived. Already there, many systems have been replaced, electronics have been replaced, weapons systems of their own, which the Italians do not have. Like the same Cirit - adjustable NAR. Their ATGM UMTAS. Their multi-mode optical station.

  5. Shahno
    Shahno 5 January 2021 20: 02
    +6
    Quote: Kote Pan Kokhanka
    Well done Turks, that not a month, then the news about the adoption or start of mass production of military equipment.
    Already a little enviable!

    Well, what about the Turks. The country is big. Russian GDP per capita. The whole half of the population of Russia is like that. Successors of the Ottoman Empire .. And national identity has no less leverage than the Slavs ... NATO member.
    1. Artavazdych
      Artavazdych 5 January 2021 22: 28
      +1
      The Turks already have> 80 million, two thirds of Russia. GDP is true, less per capita
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 6 January 2021 00: 30
        +3
        But the percentage of the young population is higher.
      2. VyacheSeymour
        VyacheSeymour 6 January 2021 17: 18
        +2
        GDP is true, less per capita

        We can say comparable - and in the presence of a complete absence of such goodies as: oil, gas, timber, coal, aluminum, diamonds, ...
  6. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 5 January 2021 22: 17
    -2
    The helicopter became a new modification of the T129 ATAK multipurpose attack helicopter, which began operating in 2014. In its turn this helicopter was a licensed copy of the AW129 Mangusta.

    The Turks apparently have a chance not to receive components for the production of helicopters from the Europeans ...
  7. agoran
    agoran 5 January 2021 22: 19
    +2
    A strange machine. To say the least.
    A large glazing area of ​​the cabins, if a full-size triplex is installed, then a clear weight.
    Electronic warfare grids are not visible.
    Collected from the type from the world on a string. They will introduce sanctions and kirdyk.
    Germany has cut military supplies to Turkey by 13%.
    There is a video of this helicopter on Turkish resources (I could not insert it), it is not impressive.
    1. lucul
      lucul 5 January 2021 22: 24
      +1
      A strange machine. To say the least.

      It is strange that no one has said yet - "why Turkey's helicopters? Does it have drones"))))
      1. agoran
        agoran 5 January 2021 22: 26
        +1
        Many people have drones, or they will.
        But not everyone has attack helicopters like the Mi-24 or Apache.
        1. lucul
          lucul 5 January 2021 22: 30
          +1
          But not everyone has attack helicopters like the Mi-24 or Apache.

          Well, Russia and the United States have surpassed many countries in conventional weapons for many years.
          Turkey has just begun to develop its own weapons.
          1. agoran
            agoran 5 January 2021 22: 39
            +1
            On the wrong path.
            If earlier engines from Ukraine were installed, now they are producing their own with a large resource, with a greater thrust.
            This means that you need to develop scientific research in your own country, and not engage in the procurement of components in other countries.
            As an example, China, they bought engines from the Russian Federation, copied them, but the resource per level is less.
            You can copy, but the technology cannot be copied.
            That's all, I ran away, I need to go.
  8. Pavel57
    Pavel57 6 January 2021 00: 48
    0
    Quote: Zaurbek
    In light of the sanctions, will it be difficult to produce?

    A license is not a helicopter, but engines must be purchased.
  9. DED_peer_DED
    DED_peer_DED 6 January 2021 01: 02
    0
    Turkey completed tests of ATAK FAZ-2 helicopter with electronic warfare system on board


    An extremely dubious statement. And what and how will they generate enough electricity on board this pepelats for normal electronic warfare?
    Or is she abnormal?
  10. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 6 January 2021 11: 12
    0
    "Also ATAK FAZ-2 received an attack warning system. Its effectiveness is based on the work of a laser sensor."
    Can this phrase be translated into Russian? Did they just put laser radiation sensors there? So this is a supernova technology that began to be used in the USSR almost in the 1970s.
  11. Protos
    Protos 7 January 2021 20: 12
    0
    Ukrainians have sold Soviet developments on "Zoo1".