Agusta A129 Mangusta



Agusta A129 Mangusta

The A129 Mangusta (Mongoose) design began in 1978 being the first attack helicopter to be designed and produced wholly in Western Europe. In 1990, first production helicopters were delivered to the Italian Army. Since June 2007 it is known as Agustawestland AW129

Model News

Leonardo to Develop A129 Replacement, 13-Jan-17 : Leonardo signed with Italian Defence Ministry NEES agreement to develop and procure 48 new exploration and escort helicopters to replace the current fleet of AW129 Mangusta by 2025.

10,000 Flight Hours for Italian A129 in Afghanistan, 04-Jun-14 : Italian Army A129 Mangusta helicopters achieved 10,000 hours of flight in Afghanistan since the spring of 2007 when deployed with the ISAF

Turkey start negotiations for 51 A129, 30-Mar-07 : The Turkish Executive Committee has announced today that it is to start contract negotiations with AgustaWestland, in partnership with Turkish Aviation Industry (TAI), for the Tactical Reconnaissance and Attack Helicopter – ATAK Project - for the Turkish Land Forces Command.

Derivatives & Versions

ab139 2001 Born as a joint Agusta Bell venture, the first 52 airframes were built by Agusta. Serial numbers 13 and 17 aircraft not built (superstition?). ...
AW AW129 Mangusta 2007 On 2007 Turkey signed with AgustaWestland an agreement to purchase 51 (+40 options) A129 Mangusta based on the A129 International and to be assem ...

List of Operators of Agusta A129 Mangusta

From Organisation with model A129 Mangusta
italy Aviazione dell'Esercito
    65 1990/   

Construction Numbers on database of A129 Mangusta or its versions


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