Two Turkish defense companies are ambitiously seeking to export their attack helicopters and a medium-weight tank, chasing deals in Poland and Indonesia.

At the IDEF ’15 show in Istanbul May 5-8, Turkey’s aerospace powerhouse Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) signed two memorandums of understanding with Polish companies, MESKO and WCBKT, to cooperate on KRUK, Poland’s attack helicopter program. TAI wants to sell its T129 helicopter to Poland.

Last year, the Polish government issued a request for information for its planned acquisition of 32 attack helicopters. TAI is one of the producers that expressed interest in the contract. The others are Airbus Helicopters, Bell and Boeing. […]