Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and witnessed the demonstration of T-129 Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopters. Pakistan will send its team of experts from Kamra Re-build Factory to look into the technical details involved in joint production of T-129 Attack Helicopters.
Turkish T-129 (AW729) attack helicopter is a highly optimised for “hot & high” environments version of the Agusta A129 Mangusta gunship helicopter designed to meet the Turkish requirements. It can carry a payload of 8 UMTAS air-to-surface anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), 12 guided 2.75” rockets, 2 air-to-air missiles and 500 rounds, simultaneously. UMTAS anti-tank guided missile uses Infrared Imaging Seeker and Laser Seeker and it can destroy targets from a distance of 8 km.