Military Capabilities

Turkey decides on defence projects

03 November 2017

The Executive Committee (EC) of Turkey’s Defence Industries Undersecretariat (SSM) discussed 22 defence industry projects worth around USD5 billion during a meeting on 2 November.

A statement released by the SSM, chaired by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, named the projects decided on without elaborating on what decisions were made.

The projects are:

  • development of national long-range air and missile defence systems
  • missiles and smart ammunition
  • electronic jamming and electronic warfare systems
  • various calibres of grenade launchers
  • rifle and pistol development and serial production
  • naval platforms, their missiles, and other weapon systems
  • modernisation, development, and additional serial production of combat and general purpose helicopters

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