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Nikos Chatzis

H Τουρκική Αεροπορική Βιομηχανία (TAI) παρουσίασε την προηγούμενη εβδομάδα, ένα αρχικό πρωτότυπο του ηλεκτρικού μη επανδρωμένου επιθετικού ελικοπτέρου έξι τόνων T629. Η πρώτη του πτήση αναμένεται να γίνει προς το τέλος του 2021, ενώ η ανάπτυξή του στηρίχτηκε στην επανδρωμένη έκδοση του επιθετικού ελικοπτέρου T129 ATAK…

[…Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) last week unveiled a preliminary prototype of its all-electric, unmanned, six-ton T629 attack helicopter. The aircraft is expected to make its first flight later this year. The T629 is intended to be used as a platform for search and rescue, anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare, and to support Turkey’s existing manned T129 ATAK helicopters by flying utility and reconnaissance missions. Similar in silhouette to the two-seat ATAK model, which is also manufactured by government-owned TAI, the T629 has been under development since 2017 and will be capable of carrying anti-tank and unguided missiles. TAI has not disclosed any details about the new aircraft’s electric propulsion system or other technology used for the prototype…]