Military Capabilities

Pakistan reaffirms interest in acquiring T129 ATAK combat helos

28 November 2017

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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