The T129 multirole attack helicopter is being developed jointly by AgustaWestland and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLF) under the attack and tactical reconnaissance helicopter (ATAK) programme. The helicopter depends on the AW129 and its predecessor the A129 Mangusta.
The T129 features an aluminium alloy frame fitted to a five-bladed main rotor, a two-bladed tail rotor and wheeled landing gear. Designed to manage in hot conditions, the T129 can be deployed in a big selection of operations as well as attack, reconnaissance and deterrent missions.
Stealth features and vital weapon systems enable the T129 to control in difficult battlefield environments and confined areas, and ballistic tolerance has been increased for high survivability. Capable of operating in day and night conditions, the helicopter is supplied wit} a laser rangefinder / designator, night vision (helmet-mounted display system) and an emergency locator transmitter (ELT)
The T129 is powered by two LHTEC T800-4A turboshaft engines. each engine will develop an influence output of 1,014kW. The T800-4A is an export variant of the CTS800 engine. it is a length of 0.85m, a diameter of 0.56m and weighs about 154kg. The engines are equipped with the FADEC (full authority digital engine control) system. FADEC reduces the workload of the pilot by controlling all aspects of the aircraft's engine performance.