Turkish defence giant TAI confirms deal of 30 T129 ATAK helicopters for Pakistan Military

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Turkish defence giant TAI confirms deal of 30 T129 ATAK helicopters for Pakistan Military

*ISLAMABAD - Turkey 's leading defense company, the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), has opened its first office in Pakistan at the country's first technology park National Science & Technology Park.*

"We are the first Turkish defense firm to open an office in Pakistan's first technopark," TAI Marketing and Communications Director Serdar Demir said in a statement to *Anadolu Agency*.

"We informed the Pakistani prime minister about the cooperation opportunities and the projects that TAI aims to carry out in Pakistan. We are one of the six countries to have an office in Pakistan's first technopark," Demir said, adding that the company will also assess cooperation opportunities with Pakistani universities.

TAI official talked about the company's deal to sell 30 T129 ATAK helicopters to Pakistan and TAI's aim to positively conclude the ongoing process. Damir said that the firm founded in 2005 is in negotiations with Pakistan over other defense platforms.

Just days ago it was learnt that Turkey 's defense goods manufacturer ASELSAN – Askeri Elektronik Sanayi, Military Electronic Industries, is all set to open offices in Pakistan next year, as the defense giant aims to boost its marketing opportunities.

The company which recorded $1.87 billion in revenue in 2018, currently sells its products to 65 countries is aiming to expand its defense transactions with Pakistan, by opening its office in January next year.

The company deals with manufacturing military equipment, it also designs, develops and manufactures modern electronic systems for military and industrial customers.

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