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04:48 PM, March 13, 2018
Turkish, Qatari Defence Firms Sign Partnership Deal

Turkish defense contractor Aselsan and Qatari military tech firm Barzan Holding on Monday signed a partnership agreement for technology transfer on the sidelines of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2018).

The partnership deal -- "BARQ," meaning lightning in Arabic -- is particularly aimed at producing Aselsan's "Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon System" and electro-optical reconnaissance and surveillance systems, Anadolu agency reports.

Barzan also signed with Turkey's Defense Industry Undersecretariat a memorandum of understanding to explore opportunities for cooperation, said Undersecretary Ismail Demir.

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