T129

The T129 is a formidable, new, highly powerful and capable all-weather day and night multi-role attack helicopter, based on the combat-proven A129, developed by TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries), Helicopter Division and Aselsan for Turkey and other export markets, designed to meet the demanding operational requirements of the 21st Century battlefield.


The T129 benefits from the best power-to-weight ratio in its class, with unrivalled performance even in ‘hot and high’ conditions, ensuring that power is available in combat manoeuvres and emergencies.


Pilots benefit from excellent situational awareness through superior pilot / co-pilot-gunner stations man-machine-interface, with optimal CRM which minimises workload and fully integrated, open-architecture mission systems.

 

Inherent battlefield survivability, with low visual, acoustic, IR and radar signaturem extensive Defence Aid Suite, self-protection and segregation/redundancy of vital components ensure the highest levels of safety.


Integrated logistics, derived from the demonstrated A129 maintenance plan, assure reliability and maintainability and provide a comprehensive supportability plan.   

 

Leading Features

MTOW: 5t category 

Power plant: 2 x LHTEC CTS800-4A with FADEC

Crew: 1 pilot and 1 gunner / co-pilot

Technical Data

Weights

Take-off mass

5000

kg

11023

lb

Wing weapons stores

4 x 300

kg

4 x 661

lb

Crew

Pilots

2

External Dimensions

Fuselage length

12.50

m

41.0

ft/ in

Overall height

3.40

m

11.2

ft/ in

Rotor diameter

11.90

m

39.0

ft/in

Performance:  Engines - 2 x LHTEC CTS800-4A with FADEC

Maximum cruise speed

269

kph

145

kts

Power take off

1014

kW

1361

shp

Hover IGE (ISA)

3993

m

13100

ft

Hover OGE (ISA)

3048

m

10000

ft

Maximum range

561

km

303

nm

Ferry range

1000

km

540

nm

Maximum endurance

3 h

 

Equipment

  • Aircraft & Mission Management System (AMMS)
  • Target acquisition utilising EO with laser range finder / designator, FLIR and CCTV
  • Weapons ballistic trajectory processing
  • Night Vision (Helmet Mounted Display System)
  • Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)
  • External auxiliary fuel tanks
  • Wire cutters
  • Ice detection
  • Infra red suppressors 

Avionics

  • Avionic Central Control Computer-ACCC (Dual)
  • Full Digital 4-axis Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS)
  • 2 x Multifunction Display (Pilot + Copilot)
  • Air vehicle monitoring system
  • Integrated INS/GPS (Dual) / Doppler navigation
  • Digital moving map
  • Air data system
  • Radar altimeter
  • VHF/UHF radios
  • HF radio
  • IFF Transponder
  • Voice encryption / Frequency Hopping
  • Video data link
  • DAS suite with passive and active counter measures 

Armament

  • Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM)
  • Air-to-Air Missiles (ATAM)
  • 70 mm (2.75”) rockets
  • 70 mm (2.75”) guided rockets
  • 20 mm turreted 3-barrel gun system
  • 12.7 mm (.50”) gun Pods (optional) 

 

MILITARY MISSIONS

 

LAND

The 5-tonne class T129 multi-role attack helicopter is a formidable, highly powerful and capable all-weather day battlefield platform, in development by AgustaWestland, Aselsan and TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industries) for Turkey and other export markets.

The T129 is based on the combat proven AW129 platform, combining agility, extensive survivability, and multiple weapons to provide battlefield superiority in both rural and urban environments.

Excellent power and performance, advanced systems architecture, advanced avionics and mission systems provide operational capability for armed reconnaissance, armed escort, attack, precision strike and fire support missions.

 

LEADING FEATURES

  • Fully integrated, open-architecture mission system and precision weapons provide cutting edge effectiveness; Day Night All Environment (DNAE) capability
  • High levels of situational awareness through excellent crew visibility, fully integrated mission and advanced communications systems
  • Best power-to-weight ratio in class, with unmatched hot and high performance, providing vital power margin in combat and in emergency
  • Battlefield survivability through low visual, aural, radar and IR signatures, integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE), high levels of ballistic tolerance and crashworthiness
  • Low operating cost through effective design and on-condition maintenance; benefitting from the mature and proven AW129 maintenance plan, providing high reliability and maintainability as well as a comprehensive supportability

 

 

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