Turkey will make long-range missiles compatible with the NATO's systems, Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Monday.
NATO member Turkey chose China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp as a preferred bidder in 2013 to supply the missile system, prompting Western concern about security and the compatibility of the weaponry with NATO infrastructure.
Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz said last week Ankara did not plan to integrate the new defence system with NATO systems.
Kalin said on Monday: "As one of the most important countries in NATO's security line, we will definitely ensure this integration and harmony."
In a written response to a parliamentary question on Thursday, Yilmaz said the evaluation of bids had been completed and no new offers received but government officials later made clear that did not mean a final decision had been reached.
Eurosam, which is owned by Franco-Italian missile maker MBDA and France's Thales, came second in the 2013 tender. US Raytheon also put in an offer with its Patriot missile defence system, which is now operated by 13 countries around the world.
Turkey is likely to order four F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in addition to the two it had already ordered. The country had originally planned to buy up to 100 F-35s to replace its ageing F-4 and F-16 fleet but budgetary constraints have forced it to order the $175 million aircraft in single digit numbers
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Turkey is likely to cancel the missile defense systems with China and call for new bidders early next year, AFP reported today. Turkey was in negotiations with China Precision Machinery Export-Import Corporation (CPMIEC) to acquire its first long range anti-missile systems last September
Turkish Aerospace Industries has modernized the last four Pakistans F-16 fighter jets, completing a five-year contract, according to reports. The company, known by the acronym TUSAS, signed a contract with Pakistans Ministry of Defense in 2009
The Turkish Defense (SSIK) had selected CPMIEC (Peoples Republic of China) as the preferred supplier of the Long Range Air and Missile Defense System Project on September 26, 2013. The contract negotiations continue a press release from the Turkish Defense Under secretariat said
Turkey has deployed the first indigenously developed helicopters, T129 ATAK to support counter terrorism operations against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Anadolu agency reported . Two T129 ATAK helicopters assigned to the 3rd Commando Brigade can cruise at 269 kilometers per hour (167 miles per hour) and are capable to carry Hellfire missiles and guided rockets
The Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) has requested for information from various defense suppliers to procure MALE or HALE category Armed Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for the nation's Air Force on April 28. The Request for Information (RFI) is issued by SSM within the scope of Armed UAS Project in order to gather general information on potential suppliers of the Armed UAS in the market and have an idea of availability of the required Armed UAS
NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) Aviation Support Program on Thursday has awarded a contract to provide maintenance and support services on the CAE-built Lynx helicopter full-mission flight trainer (FMFT) based at German Naval Air Station Nordholz in Germany. The three-year contract with CAE will provide on-site maintenance services as well as logistics support and visual database development services
Lockheed Martin will provide the Turkish Air Force with electronic warfare modernization on board its fleet of F-16s under the terms of the US FMS contract announced in March. The contract, valued at $13
NATO announced Tuesday that it has started testing of its new ‘spearhead force, known as the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). The VJTF is a brigade that will be able to deploy within 48 hours and will eventually include 5,000 troops
Turkey is speeding up the process to choose a conceptual trainer alongside plans to build an indigenous fighter jet, Hurryet Daily News reported Tuesday. Turkish officials said the twin crashes were a forceful reminder of a pressing need “to go faster” in selecting a fighter aircraft model based on which Turkey would also build a trainer
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