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Turkey-Qatar cement defence ties with DIMDEX deals

19 March 2018

Turkey announced that its defence companies were awarded contracts worth more than USD700 million by Qatar during the DIMDEX show held in Doha on 12-14 March, further deepening the ties between the two countries.

Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced the USD700 million figure on Twitter at the end of the show along with a list of companies involved.

The deals included Qatari military orders for six Bayraktar TB2 armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Baykar Makina, 50 Kirpi II mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, and 35 4x4 Amazon multipurpose armoured vehicles from BMC.

Nurol Makina signed a contract with the Qatari Special Forces Command to supply it with 214 NMS 4x4 armoured vehicles.

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