Roketsan claims $90 million weapons systems deal in Middle East
12:00 AM, February 24, 2009
Abu Dhabi: Turkey's Roketsan along with its Abu Dhabi-based partner Al Jaber Company, it had reached an agreement for a contract worth about $90 million (Dh330.3 million) to develop a weapons system for an undisclosed country in the Middle East. The announcement was made at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex-2009) show. "The weapons system will be developed here in Abu Dhabi and in Turkey," Dr Hudai Ozdamar, Marketing and Public Relations Manager for Roketsan, told a local daily, Gulf News. "Since the client doesn't want its identity disclosed, we are keeping it under wraps”, he was quoted as saying. He said the weapons system will be delivered in 2010. Roketsan also exports its products to the US and the UAE. It has a contract with the UAE to deliver various rocket systems. The contract was signed in 2003. The company has delivered rocket launchers to the UAE, said Ozdamar. The Ankara-based Roketsan makes rockets that have a range of up to 40 kilometres.
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