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Turkey launches project to create a domestic multi-purpose helicopter

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The Turkish government has concluded an agreement according to which the main aerospace company of the country TAI should begin the development and subsequent production of the first domestic helicopter gunship.


Turkey launches project to create a domestic multi-purpose helicopter


It is planned that the new machine will replace outdated American-made UH-1 multi-purpose helicopters, and can also be used to train army pilots. At the same time, the new helicopter will be lighter than the UH-1, its weight will be about five tons, according to Hurriyet Daily News.

TAI hopes to create a platform with modular systems developed by Turkish engineers, which will also be able to successfully compete in international markets due to its characteristics and price. First in stories Domestic Turkish helicopter will be sold first to the Turkish military, and then go to international markets. TAI representatives expect that the Turkish military will buy about 800 helicopters and another about 400 units will be delivered to foreign buyers. Turkey is currently the ninth largest helicopter market in the world.

The national helicopter development program was launched in June 2010, and TAI presented its proposal as the main local contractor in October last year. The proposed TAI project of a five-ton, twin-engine light helicopter meets the requirements of the Turkish military in the medium and long term, but it is planned to create civilian versions for the commercial market.

Turkey also intends to use the technologies that it can receive under the program for the production of a multi-purpose helicopter, which must be implemented by a consortium led by the American company Sikorsky. In May, TAI announced that it was close to signing a contract with Sikorsky Aircraft worth $ 3,5 billion in co-production of multi-purpose helicopters.

Turkey in 2011g. chose Sikorsky Aircraft as a partner for the production of next-generation multipurpose helicopters. During the tender, Sikorsky defeated the Italian-British AgustaWestland, proposing the T-70 project, the Turkish version of its S-70 Black Hawk International helicopter. At the same time, sources in the defense industry report on problems encountered at the negotiation stage. At the first stage, the joint program plans to manufacture 109 helicopters, however, the project can produce 600 platforms for a total of about $ 20 billion.
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  1. Dart weyder
    Dart weyder 13 August 2013 06: 28
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    and a tank, and a helicopter and a plane !? they want to do everything - only they can !? they dispersed something too much with statements .... the country is in a fever - and they are throwing slogans - fraud in my opinion ....
    1. svp67
      svp67 13 August 2013 06: 39
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      Quote: Dart Weyder
      and a tank, and a helicopter and a plane !? they want to do everything - only they can !? they dispersed something too much with statements .... the country is in a fever - and they are throwing slogans - fraud in my opinion ....

      It is necessary to distract the people, so they "throw" ... And what they are trying to do "theirs" is so true. They are independent from others and create jobs ...
    2. xetai9977
      xetai9977 13 August 2013 08: 31
      +8
      Smogut. And where did you get the information that "I will get a fever"? Less need to follow custom-made articles and no less custom-made reports. The country is developing. Erdogan's rating among the population is still high. Industry, incl. defense, is rapidly developing. The country, unlike the CIS, lives according to the laws, and not according to concepts. World brand companies, especially industrial ones, open their enterprises there, with the transfer of technology, etc. So there is no need to worry about the Turks.
      1. Yarbay
        Yarbay 13 August 2013 08: 44
        +2
        Quote: xetai9977
        They can.

        I did not understand about the contract with Sikorski !!
        After all, it seems that the T-129 attack helicopter is already ready!
        http://www.arms-expo.ru/053049049048124050057049050049.html
        1. xetai9977
          xetai9977 13 August 2013 10: 26
          +3
          Salam Alibek! So the T-129 ATAK is an attack helicopter. And here we are talking about multi-purpose ones. Like the Mi-8.
          1. Yarbay
            Yarbay 13 August 2013 10: 46
            +2
            Quote: xetai9977
            Salam Alibek! So the T-129 ATAK is an attack helicopter. And here we are talking about multi-purpose ones. Like the Mi-8

            Wa alaikuma salam!
            You're right, I hurried, inattentively read!
        2. ayyildiz
          13 August 2013 11: 17
          +2
          The fact that we are developing ourselves will be small!
        3. ayyildiz
          13 August 2013 12: 13
          +2
          107 pieces of such will be with a change in the tail!
    3. ayyildiz
      13 August 2013 11: 22
      +2
      In fact, they have been working on it for a long time!
    4. ayyildiz
      13 August 2013 12: 07
      +1
      The Turkish army has more than 50 billion dollars in total contracts at the moment! hi
  2. serge-68-68
    serge-68-68 13 August 2013 06: 33
    +5
    Why can’t they? The glider will be developed by Sikorsky, the Italians will give the avionics, the French will launch the missiles. Engines are Swedes. Russia will supply metal. Well, camouflage and identification marks themselves will be done. Get a great Turkish helicopter.
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    2. ayyildiz
      13 August 2013 11: 30
      +2


      The engines will be alien, and everything else is Turkish production!
  3. xczszs
    xczszs 13 August 2013 12: 15
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    The other day, I accidentally stumbled upon a site for checking fines in the traffic police, and by the way there you can dispute and pay online. For example, for 2 days I challenged 3 fines for a total of about 17 rubles. try it yourself, here is the link to the service - http://krz.ch/mbaza
  4. ayyildiz
    13 August 2013 13: 16
    +3
    Airbus Military completed the first flight of the A400M transport aircraft for the Turkish Air Force. The flight lasted 5 hours 30 minutes, flightglobal.com reports today.

    The plane with the MSN9 index was planned to be transferred at the end of September, but the transfer will take place by the end of this year. Training for Turkish pilots and technicians is already taking place at the international training center in San Pablo (Spain).

    MSN9 is the third production aircraft of this type, the first two are built for the French Air Force. At the beginning of this month, the French Air Force adopted the first A400M.

    The company is currently testing the A400M on an unpaved runway at a site near Zaragoza (Spain) using the pre-production prototype Grizzly 2.
  5. Yeraz
    Yeraz 13 August 2013 13: 22
    +3
    Good luck to the Turks.
    1. ayyildiz
      13 August 2013 13: 26
      +2
      French aircraft manufacturer Airbus plans to invest in a plant in Turkey, which will produce various electronic and mechanical components of aircraft.



      The company acquired a plot of land in the European Free Zone (EFZ) in the Thracian province of Tekirdag. "Airbus has acquired 10000 square meters at EFZ," Hurriyet Daily News quoted Sahinler Holding President Kemal Shahin as saying.



      Airbus received an order for the construction of 117 passenger aircraft from Turkish Airlines in April, the largest deal ever made by a Turkish airline.
  6. gregor6549
    gregor6549 13 August 2013 16: 59
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    I do not understand where is my helicopter. It is planned to slightly modernize using some Turkish components the long-developed Italian helicopter Agusta International