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TUSAŞ to Procure 14 Engines from Ukraine`s Motor Sich for Heavy Class Attack Helicopter

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Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ) and Ukraine's Motor Sich Company signed a contract to purchase 14 2,500hp turboshaft engines for ATAK 2 Heavy Class Attack Helicopter Project, also known as T929. According to the statement from TAI on June 29, the first flight of the 11-ton T929, which will have nearly twice the take-off weight of the current ATAK helicopters, is scheduled to be carried out in 2023. TUSAŞ continues its studies for the helicopter to be developed under the Heavy Class Attack Helicopter Project Contract signed with the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) in 2019.

According to the contract between TUSAŞ and Motor Sich, the first two engines will be delivered in September 2022, and the deliveries will be completed in 2025.