jofizo Publish time 13-9-2007 12:56 PM

Turkey Armed Forces Gallery and Discussion

Turkey has been looking to modernize its attack helicopter fleet since the mid-1990s, but the process has mostly served as an object lesson in how not to buy defense equipment. DID has covered difficulties with this competition before; after numerous snafus, technology transfer and production issues, and canceled competitions, all 3 invited American manufacturers had abandoned the competition entirely.
In July 2006, Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul announced that Turkey would continue talks with Denel of South Africa (AH-2A Rooivalk) and Agusta Aerospace of Italy (A129 International) for Turkey's Land Forces Command's Tactical Reconnaissance & Attack Helicopter (ATAK) Project. The Franco-German EADS Eurocopter (Tiger) and Kamov of Russia (Ka-50-2 Erdogan with IAI) were eliminated.
Neither of the finalists had been exported before, and at the time they were competing for co-production of 30 helicopters with options for another 20 more. That projected $1.6 billion contract was still well short of the 91 attack helicopters originally called for when the program began. Still, it was progress.
Even that "final" round seemed imperiled, however, following reports of the Turkish military's deep dissatisfaction with the choices; nevertheless, the competition survived long enough to pick a "winner": an updated version of its A129. Now, signed industrial arrangements contracts with AugustaWestland allow the 12-year program to move forward at last Last edited by jofizo on 6-11-2013 08:27 AM

jofizo Publish time 13-9-2007 12:58 PM

The Winner

Defense Minister Gonul made the Turkish perspective clear long ago when he noted that "the goal is to co-produce the helicopters, not to buy them off the shelf." The Houston Chronicle reports that bidding rules also included full access to the aircraft's specific software codes, and a written guarantee from the provider's government that there will be no political obstacles to the export of the arms.

These terms have become reality. On March 30/07, Finmeccanica subsidiary AugustaWestland issued this announcement :

"The Turkish Executive Committee has announced today that it is to start contract negotiations with AgustaWestland, in partnership with Turkish Aviation Industry (TAI), for the Tactical Reconnaissance and Attack Helicopter

myohmy Publish time 13-9-2007 01:17 PM

cool man...teringat poster kat loker time matrix dulu

yaminz Publish time 13-9-2007 03:09 PM

Reply #2 jofizo's post

Malaysia need to learn from Turkey how to make technology transfer at better way for benifit for ourselves in the future... :)

Debmey Publish time 14-9-2007 12:13 AM

msia does not have the military budget and demands of turkey. they cannot be a model for you.

IceMallet Publish time 14-9-2007 09:26 AM

Reply #5 Debmey's post

Of coz la..we all follow what u say..the Dubuk's word are the LAW!!!!!!

niceghost2005 Publish time 14-9-2007 09:57 AM

Originally posted by IceMallet at 14-9-2007 09:26 AM
Of coz la..we all follow what u say..the Dubuk's word are the LAW!!!!!!

wei...............bulan poser nih.
Jangan gaduh gaduh...... ;P

Debmey Publish time 14-9-2007 10:22 AM

Originally posted by IceMallet at 14-9-2007 09:26 AM
Of coz la..we all follow what u say..the Dubuk's word are the LAW!!!!!!

You are getting smarter my fren. Its not law but there is wisdom in my words.

IceMallet Publish time 14-9-2007 11:05 AM

Reply #8 Debmey's post

U are really a pathetic little man...

Debmey Publish time 14-9-2007 11:52 AM

never as pathetic as you my fren.

tin Publish time 14-9-2007 11:56 AM

they choose mangusta?

that's surprising!:o

IceMallet Publish time 14-9-2007 12:12 PM

Reply #11 tin's post

Depa pun kuat gak Jerung2 Perkasa kat saner

StealthTuah Publish time 14-9-2007 12:14 PM

Mangustala antara paling banyak prob..

IceMallet Publish time 14-9-2007 12:19 PM

Reply #13 StealthTuah's post

Takperla, biarlah pembayar cukai Turki yg menanggung akibat yer

edelweiss101 Publish time 15-9-2007 04:56 PM

Reply #1 jofizo's post

should get the AH64D instead...

HangPC2 Publish time 3-2-2009 01:24 PM

jofizohang tukar tajuk thread nih jadi .....

Turkey Armed Forces Gallery and Discussion

Debmey Publish time 4-2-2009 10:15 AM

What was the reason for American withdrawal in the first place?

yaminz Publish time 4-2-2009 11:45 AM

Reply #17 Debmey's post

Wrong thread...

tangopapa Publish time 4-2-2009 11:52 AM

Reply #18 yaminz's post

tetttttt...... ;P

areguard Publish time 4-2-2009 11:52 AM

Nak beli pengganti Nuri pun kecoh mcm nak rak di Parlimen, inikan pulak nak beli attack helos...mungkin TDM buat mcm APMM buat perolehan secara diam2 bwh JPM..Tau-tau majlis tauliah je..
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