Turkey to buy Italian combat helicopters in $1.6 billion deal

Italian industrial group Finmeccanica will supply Turkey with 51 combat helicopters in a deal worth around 1.2 billion euros (1.6 billion dollars), the company has announced.

Turkey to buy Italian combat helicopters in $1.6 billion deal
Italian industrial group Finmeccanica will supply Turkey with 51 combat helicopters in a deal worth around 1.2 billion euros (1.6 billion dollars), the company has announced.

The Augustawestland A129 helicopters will form part of Turkey's ATAK (Tactical Reconnaissance and Attack Helicopter) programme, Finmeccanica said on its website.

According to the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, the purchase is aimed to meet attack and tactical reconnaissance needs of the Turkish Land Forces.

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Last Mod: 12 Eylül 2007, 16:10
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