Turkey’s BMC will deliver 85 armored vehicles to Qatar comprising mine-resistant, ambush-protected and multi-purpose 4 X4 vehicles.
BMC will produce 50 BMC Kirpi (Hedgehog) Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and 35 BMC Amazon 4x4 multi-purpose armored vehicles for Qatar, Ethem Sancak, the head of BMC was mentioned as saying in a report by Anadolu Agency.
The value of the contract and delivery timeframe was not mentioned in the report.
BMC will commence production within the scope of Tuesday's export deal signed by BMC and Barzan Holding during the DIMDEX 2018 exhibition in the Qatari capital Doha.
"Previously, we sold our vehicles to Turkmenistani and Tunisian armies," Sancak said adding, "What we have planned for 2019 is to nearly export 40 percent of the production," Sancak said.
Turkey has been inching closer to Qatar ever since it supported the tiny Gulf nation in its spat with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain. Turkey is building a base in Qatar and has conducted exercises with the Qatari Army in what is seen as a show of support to Doha.
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Turkey has turned down a demand by Saudi Arabia and its allies in the anti-Qatar coalition that its base in the tiny Gulf state is shut down. Under a Turkey-Qatar agreement, the former has agreed to set up a base, which it hastened after Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed an economic blockade on Qatar citing its support to terrorist organizations
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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
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