In September 2007, the SSM announced an order for 50 T129 ATAK armed reconnaissance helicopters, to be built by a consortium of Turkish Aerospace Industries and AgustaWestland (now rebranded to Leonardo - Helicopter Division). An option for 41 additional helicopters was taken up in the contract but the Army had an almost instant requirement for these helicopters and it was decided to order nine slightly less capable Erken Duhul Helikopteri (EDH) or Early Delivery Helicopters in November 2010. These were designated T129A and are part of the optional package, leaving the order for the advanced T129B version still at 50 examples. The EDH variant is armed with the 20mm canon and can fire unguided rockets but it cannot fire any precision guided munition. Eventually these EDHs will be upgraded to the T129B variant.

Hans Rolink

Ankara/Etimesgut (LTAD)

RWY 11L/29R, 11R/29L     POS 39°56'59"N 032°41'19"E     ELEV 2653 ft

Hava Alayi Taburu Aircraft Type(s) Badge

Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (Ministry of National Defence)
Özel Hava Alay Komutanlığı S-70A-28D
CH-47F
CN235M
Ankara/Güvercinlik (LTAB)

RWY 06/24, HEL     POS 39°56'06"N 032°44'27"E     ELEV 2694 ft

Hava Alayi Taburu Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
1nci Helicopter Taburu (Ankara)
Yük Helikopter Tabur Komutanlığı CH-47F
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Kara Havacilik Okul Komutanlığı
Simülatörle Uçus Eğitim Komutanlığı AS532UL Sim.
S-70A-28D Sim.
T129 Sim.
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Units with unknown reporting unit or direct reports under Kara Havacilik Komutanlığı
Arama ve Kurtarma Kolu S-70A-28DSAR
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

Hava Ulastirma Grup Komutanlığı AS532UL
AB205
Beech B200
UH-1H
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

5nci Ana Bakim Merkezi Komutanlığı Depot-level maintenance of various aircraft types
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

Birlik Bakim Tabur Komutanlığı Overhaul of various aircraft types

The 5th Maintenance Centre Command (5 ABMK) which is located at Güvercinlik performs depot-level maintenance to all helicopter and fixed-wing types of the Army Aviation Command, This unit will stay at Güvercinlik as regular maintenance will be performed at Isparta by local maintenance personnel. When depot-level maintenance is needed, aircraft will transfer back to Güvercinlik.

Anonymous

In December 2009, the SSM requested the foreign military sale of fourteen CH-47F Chinook helicopters, four of which will be equipped for combat search and rescue (CSAR) and Special Operations. The contract for the delivery of the first six aircraft was eventually signed in 2013. This $3.4 billion multi-year contract was followed by a $131 million contract signed in September 2015, taking the total acquisition to 11 aircraft. The first group of twenty pilots have been trained at Fort Rucker, AL, USA and graduated in mid-2016. The first five are expected to be absorbed by the Army Aviation Command. Five will be in a special operations configuration, and they will be operated by Özel Hava Grup (Special Air Group Command) while one will be operated for the Genelkurmay (General Staff) in the VIP transport role.

Turkish Army

Batman (LTCJ)

RWY 02/20     POS 37°55'45"N 041°06'59"E     ELEV 1822 ft

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Batman Meydan Harekat Komutanlığı
2nci Ordu İnsansız Hava Araçları Silahlı Tabur Komutanlığı Bayraktar TB2 UAV
Bayraktar TB2S UAV


3ncu Ordu İnsansız Hava Araçları Silahlı Tabur Komutanlığı Bayraktar TB2 UAV
Bayraktar TB2S UAV
Akıncı UAV (o/o)
In late 2017, the Bayraktar TB2 gained Operational Capable status by 2nci Ordu Silahlı İnsansız Hava Araçları Tabur Komutanlığı (Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Army Battalion Command).

The Bayraktar Akıncı is a TİHA (Taarruzi İnsansız Hava Aracı - Assault UAS)

The location of these two UAV units is NOT confirmed. If you know their location, we would love to hear from you. Use the form below to post your update.
Bodrum/Imsik (LTBV)

RWY 06/24, HEL     POS 37°08'24"N 027°40'08"E     ELEV 202 ft

Taburu Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge

Eğitim ve Tatbikat Merkezi Komutanlığı
1nci Bölük UH-1H
AB205
S-70A-28D
Diyarbakir/Jandarma HEL (--)

RWY HEL     POS 37°55'37"N 040°13'49"E     ELEV 2214 ft

Taburu Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge

7nci Kolordu Hava Taburu “Bilge”
1nci Bölük AS532UL
S-70A-28D

Taarruz Helikopter Taburu (Diraybakir)
xnci Filo AH-1P
AH-1W

In December 1998, a direct-sale contract was signed with Sikorsky by SSM for the delivery of 52 Black Hawk helicopters, 22 of which would be in the analogue S-70A-28A configuration and 30, that would follow from 2000, in the S-70A-28D digital configuration. In 1999 the Army received the first examples, some of which were delivered to the Special Forces. Under project Yarasa (Bat), signed in mid-2002, all analogue helicopters were upgraded to -28D standard by TAI and ASELSAN. Five D-models were converted to combat search and rescue (CSAR) standard and are designated S-70A-28DSAR. Each Aviation Regiment has a Search and Rescue Flight that has one S-70-28DSAR on quick reaction alert around the clock. Under the HeliMod program, a number of Army and Jandarma Black Hawks were upgraded and fitted with the ASELSAN HEWS system, which is a fully integrated Electronic Warfare Self Protection Suit indigenously developed to protect helicopters. The system comprises of Radar Warning Receiver System (RWR), Missile Warning System (MWS), and Laser Warning Receiver System (LWR) as well as countermeasures subsystems like Radio Frequency (RF) Jammer System, chaff-flare dispensers and Infra-red (IR) Counter Measure Systems.

Anonymous

Ilker Karter (Pinarbasi) (--)

RWY 16/34     POS 35°16'33"N 033°16'03"E     ELEV 746ft

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3ncü Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Türk Baris Kuvvetleri Havacilik Birlik Komutanlığı
3ncü KHAK Det. AB205
AS532UL
UH-1H
Isparta/Suleyman Demirel (LTFC)

RWY 05/23     POS 37°51'21"N 030°22'01"E     ELEV 2835 ft

Hava Alayi Taburu Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
1nci Helicopter Taburu (Ankara)
1nci Bölük AS532UL
AB205
UH-1H
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

2nci Bölük AB205
UH-1H
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
1nci Hücum Helikopter Taburu Komutanlığı (Ankara)
1nci Filo S-70A-28D
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
2nci Hücum Helikopter Taburu Komutanlığı (Ankara)
1nci Filo AB205
UH-1H
S-70A-28D
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
1nci Taarruz Helikopter Taburu (Ankara)
1nci Filo AH-1P
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

2nci Filo AH-1P
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

3ncü Filo AH-1W
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

xnci Filo T129B
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Orta Genel Maksat Hücum Helikopter Taburu
xnci Bölük S-70A-28D
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Hafif Genel Maksat Hücum Helikopter Taburu
xnci Bölük UH-1H
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Units with unknown reporting unit or direct reports under Kara Havacilik Komutanlığı
Karagah ve Kh. Bölügü CeT182T

xnci Kara Hava Grup Komutanlığı
1nci Bölük UH-1H
AB205


2nci Bölük Bayraktar TB2 UAV
Kara Havacilik Okul Komutanlığı
Kurslar Tabur Komutanlığı
Sabit Kanat Uçuş Eğitim Kurulu CeT182T
T-42A
Ce421B
Kara Havacilik Okul Komutanlığı

Döner Kanat Uçuş Eğitim Kurulu AB206R
UH-1H
AB205
Kara Havacilik Okul Komutanlığı

Ögretim Baskanlığı loan c/c from Academy:
CeT182T, T-42A, Ce421B
AB206R, UH-1H, AB205

All the Army regiments have a number of Turbo Skylanes in their inventory. They serve a multi-purpose role: as trainers and in the liaison role. In total, the Army operates 45 (one crashed) CeT182T that were delivered between December 2009 and August 2010 after which the remaining U-17B and T-41D were withdrawn from use. All feature a glass cockpit and have the Garmin 1000 glass flight deck system installed. They are also fitted with Mode-S transponders and are capable for to conduct ILS approaches. The Garmin equipment prepares students for the glass cockpit configurations they will encounter on other types operated by the Turkish Army. They are also fitted with Mode-S transponders that makes ILS approaches possible.

Anonymous

In 1996 an order for twenty AB206B-3 training helicopters was completed and when these were subsequently upgraded, they received the local AB206R designation. In 1998 thirteen refurbished Jandarma AB206R were taken on charge by the Army Aviation School to supplement the existing fleet. The Jet Rangers are the primary helicopter training platform and all students now start their basic helicopter training course on this type.

Anonymous

Istanbul/Samandira (LTBX)

RWY 18/36, HEL     POS 40°59'35"N 029°12'60"E     ELEV 400 ft

Hava Alayi Taburu Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
4nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
1nci Helicopter Taburu (Istanbul)
1nci Bölük AS532UL
4nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

2nci Bölük UH-1H
AB205
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Units with unknown reporting unit or direct reports under Kara Havacilik Komutanlığı
Karagah ve Kh. Bölügü CeT182T
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

Arama ve Kurtarma Kolu S-70A-28DSAR
Izmir/Gaziemir (LTBK)

RWY 17/35     POS 38°19'08"N 027°09'33"E     ELEV 133 ft

Hava Alayi Taburu Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
3ncü Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
1nci Helicopter Taburu (Izmir)
1nci Bölük AS532UL
3ncü Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

2nci Bölük UH-1H
AB205
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Units with unknown reporting unit or direct reports under Kara Havacilik Komutanlığı
Taarruz Helikopter Taburu AH-1P
T129B
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

Karagah ve Kh. Bölügü CeT182T
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

Arama ve Kurtarma Kolu S-70A-28DSAR

Three Cessna 421Bs were delivered in 1975. Initially they were used for VIP and liaison duties but after the delivery of the King Air, their role was changed and they started operating as advanced multi-engine training platform. The Army Aviation School now operates them as advanced multi-engine trainers and students that graduate on the T-42A move on to the Golden Eagle before moving on to the Beech B200.

Anonymous

Malatya/Tulga (LTAO)

RWY 04/22, 04H/22H     POS 38°21'13"N 038°15'14"E     ELEV 3016 ft

Hava Alayi Taburu Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
2nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
1nci Hücum Helikopter Taburu Komutanlığı (Malatya)
xnci Bölük AS532UL
S-70A-28D
2nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Taarruz Helikopter Taburu (Malatya)
1nci Taarruz Helikopter Bölügu T129A
T129B
2nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

2nci Taarruz Helikopter Bölügu AH-1P
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Units with unknown reporting unit or direct reports under Kara Havacilik Komutanlığı
Insanli Kesif Ucagi (IKU) Beech 350
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

Karagah ve Kh. Bölügü CeT182T
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı

Arama ve Kurtarma Kolu S-70A-28DSAR

The first native attack helicopters to be delivered to Turkey were ten brand-new AH-1W Super Cobras that arrived in Turkey between 1990 and 1994. They were delivered under a Foreign Military Sales program. Due to delayed operational capabilities of the T129A, Ankara decided to request three ex-US Marine Corps AH-1W to augment the then serviceable fleet of six Super Cobras. These arrived in 2012. In the meantime, Turkey sought more attack helicopters and training platforms. Thirty surplus US Army AH-1S, AH-1P and TAH-1P Cobra trainers were gradually acquired and arrived in the following four batches supplied under FMS: seven AH-1P on 3 June 1893, seven AH-1P on 16 August 1993, twelve AH-1S on 5 March 1995 and four TAH-1P training platforms on 29 March 1995. The Cobra fleet was later subjected to an upgrade program supported by Israeli Aircraft Industries under which they received improved weaponry, navigation systems and self-defence systems. More recently, ASELSAN fitted the Cobra and Super Cobra fleets with a self-defence suite consisting of EADS Missile Launch Detection System (MILDS) produced under license by ASELSAN as well as chaff/flare dispensers. In the near future, the AH-1Ps will be replaced by the T129B.

Anonymous

Çukurca/Hakkari (--)

RWY HEL     POS 37°15'42"N 043°35'20"E     ELEV 3383 ft

Taburu Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge

Kara Havacilik Komutanlığı
2nci Hudut Tugay Komutanlığı S-70A-28D

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