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Pakistan denies cancellation of helicopter transaction with Turkey

Pakistani forces say speculation about the T-129ATAK helicopter transaction is unfounded.

The ATAK helicopter is Ankara’s first domestic aircraft product. (AA)

Pakistani troops have rejected some media reports that Pakistan has canceled the T-129ATAK helicopter transaction with Turkey.

The Inter-Services Public Relations Office (ISPR), the Pakistan Army’s media division, has revealed that speculation about the cancellation of Pakistan’s transaction to acquire a T-129ATAK helicopter from Turkey is unfounded.

ISPR Secretary-General Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar explains the need for Pakistan’s defense procurement, and Pakistani troops continue to strengthen their capabilities and upgrade their technology while continuing to recognize threats and operational requirements. Said.

“A statement made by the ISPR Secretary was misunderstood on several digital media platforms while answering questions related to Pakistan’s deal with Turkey to acquire a T-129 ATAK helicopter,” ISPR said on Friday. I told you.

“It has been revealed that Pakistan has never ruled out the acquisition of a military helicopter from Turkey. All speculation in this regard is unfounded,” he said.

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Traditional ally

The ATAK helicopter is Ankara’s first domestic aircraft product.

The helicopter was developed by the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) under licenses from AgustaWestland, Italy and the United Kingdom, and was added to the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) inventory in 2014.

Tandem seat, twin engine, NATO interoperable helicopter Developed for attacks in all weather conditions, armed reconnaissance, precision strikes, and deep strike missions.

Chopper was tested in Pakistan before the two countries signed a contract.

Pakistan and Turkey are traditional allies with strong defense and economic ties.

Despite being under the control of different governments and military juntas, the two countries have had a good relationship since their establishment in the first half of the 20th century.

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Source: AA

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