Friday, September 30, 2022

Turkey rolls out first prototype of T625 multirole transport helicopter

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has announced that a first prototype of the newest T625 multirole transport helicopter has been produced.

According to the TAI statement, the first prototype of the new generation, twin-engine, 6-ton class helicopter came out from the production line during an official ceremony.

The T625 is a new generation, twin-engine, 6-ton class helicopter developed in response to the growing market demand for higher mission flexibility in this class.


T625 Multirole Helicopter is designed and optimized to meet and exceed the multi-mission requirements for hot & high geographical environments and for adverse weather conditions. The aircraft incorporates several new technology features to provide the highest levels of safety and operational benefits for operators.

Within the scope of the contract signed between TAI-Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. and Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) in 2013, T625 Multirole Helicopter is being developed for both domestic and international markets.

The prototype is expected to perform its first flight in late 2018.  Also noting that serial production is expected to start after 2021.

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