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.
Qatar has launched Barzan Holdings, the first defence and Security Company responsible for empowering the military capabilities of the Qatar Armed Forces, during the on-going DIMDEX 2018, Dohas daily The Peninsula reports. The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State for Defence Affairs and Chairman of Barzan Holdings, H E Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, stated that Barzan Holdings main objective is to meet Qatars long-term defence and security needs, and is strengthening Qatars future by setting a road map for Qatars military and security industries
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BAE Systems has unveiled proposed design for the Type 31e frigate competition in the UK, for the first time at an international defense expo held in Doha, Qatar. BAE Systems has brought together its warship design and engineering capability and combat systems expertise with Cammell Laird, the commercial shipbuilder, in a Teaming Agreement to bid for the contract to deliver Type 31e, the UKs adaptable general purpose frigate
Turkish unmanned aircraft producer Baykar Makina signed an agreement on March 14 to export six armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to Qatars armed forces. Under the agreement, six Bayraktar TB2 armed UAV Platforms, three ground control station systems and equipment, and a UAV training simulator will be delivered within a year, as reported by Anadolu Agency
Qatars navy on Tuesday signed an agreement to purchase two training warships from Turkey's Anadolu Shipyard, on the sidelines of DIMDEX 2018), which kicked off Monday in the Qatari capital. The planned ships will have the capacity to train 72 naval cadets, shipyard chairman Sualp Urkmez told Anadolu Agency, adding that both vessels will feature classrooms, training areas, weapons and sensors
Norwegian technological firm Kongsberg has signed a long-term technology development program deal valued at more than $194.1 billion with Qatars Barzan Holdings, on the sidelines of the on-going DIMDEX expo, held in Doha, Qatar
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