Pakistan is in talks with Turkey to buy T129 multi-role T129 attack helicopters.
“One of the most important issues between [the two countries] is a deal for T129 attack helicopters,” Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık was quoted as saying by Anadolu Agency at a joint press conference after meeting his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Islamabad Friday.
“One of the most important issues between [the two countries] is a deal for T129 attack helicopters,” Işık said at a joint press conference after the meeting.
The deal for the sale of the T129s, a multi-role attack helicopter co-developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), will “further enhance our bilateral cooperation in the defense industry,” he added.
The first flight of the first Turkish prototype helicopter was completed at the TAI’s facilities in Ankara in 2011 and several countries have so far expressed an interest in buying the product.
The Turkish defense minister also said plans to purchase Pakistani-made Super Mushshak basic trainer aircraft were still in the pipeline.
He went on to note that the Pakistani authorities, for their part, had requested the purchase of four Turkish Ada-class corvettes, which would be built in Pakistan.
Işık said Turkey and Pakistan have “special relations” that date back a long way, particularly praising the two country’s relations in the defense industry.
“To ensure the region’s peace and security, Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan should maintain close ties,” he added.
Işık also said Turkey and Pakistan had begun discussing details of a cooperation deal by which Turkey would help modernize the Pakistani navy’s fleet of three Agosta-class submarines.
The Obama administration has been accused of killing civilians in drone strikes carried out to nab down al Qaeda and other radical groups reported to have a base in Pakistan. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif in a meeting with United States Ambassador to Pakistan, David Hale, on May 25, 2016, expressed concerns over the US drone strike in Balochistan on May 23rd in which Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was reportedly killed, The Express Tribune
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