Pakistan's Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain, has reaffirmed his country’s plans to acquire 30 Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)/AgustaWestland (AW) T129 ATAK combat helicopters, according to the Ankara-based Anadolu Agency.
During a visit to Turkey the minister told the news agency on 25 November that the process of procuring the platforms for the Pakistan Army was “90% complete”, adding that the financial aspects of the intended deal were now being considered.
He also provided further details about the procurement of four Ada (MILGEM)-class corvettes for the Pakistan Navy. “The process is complete and construction of the ship[s] will start in near future,” said Hussain, adding that two of the corvettes will be built in Turkey while the remaining two will be constructed in Pakistan.
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