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Turkish Aerospace signs up Motor Sich for ATAK 2 engine
Thursday, 1 July 2021
The ATAK 2 helicopter will have approximately twice the take-off weight of the current model, and is expected to fly during 2023. The first engines are scheduled to arrive in September 2022.

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) and Ukraine's Motor Sich have signed a contract for engines for the new heavy class Tarruz helicopter, under which 14 engines will be supplied allowing first flight to take place in 2023.

Work continues for the helicopter to be developed with the Heavy Class Attack Helicopter project contract signed between the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS). Another important threshold has been completed for the Heavy Class Attack Helicopter, which will have approximately twice the take-off weight of the current ATAK helicopter.

While it is planned to deliver a total of 14 engines by 2025, the first delivery of two engines will be made in September 2022. TUSAS General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil says: "As we promised, we have completed another important and critical phase for our Heavy Class Attack helicopter, which will fly in 2023. We launched the project, which we signed under the leadership of our President of Defense Industries in 2019, with a new contract two years later. Hopefully, in the 100th year of our Republic, we will make an assertive entry to 2023 as TAI It will be a year in which almost all of our projects will take flight."

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