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
A129 Mangusta News
20-Dec-19 - Swiss avionics manufacturer Thommen started deliveries of its digital Multi-Function Display (MFD) replacement solution for legacy CRT installed on AW129 helicopters #Displays
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.
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
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.
Specifications A129 Mangusta
Derivatives & Versions of A129 Mangusta
| Developed as a joint-venture between Italian Agusta and American Bell , the resulting Bell/Agusta AB139 first flew on February 3, 2001. The firs ...
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| In 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 A129 Mangusta
Global Distribution of A129 Mangusta