PHL ambassador-designate visits TAI’s technological facility in Ankara

Security & Defense

Philippine Ambassador-designate to Turkey Raul S. Hernandez visited Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)’s thirty-hectare technological facility for research and development as well as the manufacture and assembly of helicopters, jets, unmanned aerial vehicles, among others in in Ankara, Turkey.

Philippine Embassy in Ankara photo

Hernandez held discussions with President/CEO Professor Temel Kotil.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Professor Kotil briefed the Embassy of its T129 ATAK helicopters, which are designed for advanced attack and reconnaissance missions in hot and high environments and rough geography in both day and night conditions. 

“The TAI President/CEO also mentioned the company’s readiness to engage with counterparts overseas, including the Philippines.  TAI is willing to support the Philippines in its modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The Philippines and Turkey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Defense Industry Cooperatıon on 18 December 2018 in Manila,” DFA added.