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Turkish defense contractors enjoy sales bonanza in Asia

Demand soars for cheap but battle-tested drones, choppers and corvettes

The T129 ATAK, an all-weather attack helicopter developed by Turkish Aerospace, with Philippine pilots alongside at Col. Jesus Villamor Air Base in Manila, Philippines, on April 6. (Anadolu Agency)

ISTANBUL -- A thick dossier of documents passed from one hand to another among officials lined up on a red carpet at the Col. Jesus Villamor Air Base in Manila.

Inside the hangar stood two T129 attack helicopters produced in Turkey.

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