July 13, 2018 / 7:03 AM / a year ago

Turkey signs deal with Pakistan on sale of 30 attack helicopters

FILE PHOTO: Policemen walk near the national flags of Pakistan and Turkey displayed along a road ahead of a visit of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Islamabad, Pakistan, November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Pakistan have signed an agreement on the sale of 30 Turkish T129 attack helicopters in what will be the biggest export deal of the Turkish defence industry, the country’s defence industry directorate said on Friday.

It said the deal encompasses the provision of logistics, spare parts, training and ammunition for the helicopters.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan

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