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Altay Contract Is Close

Altay Contract Is Close May 18, 2018

Turkish Undersecretary for Defence Industries, Prof. Ismail Demir, said as the negotiations continue with BMC, they were close to signing a contract regarding the serial production of Altay tank project during his speech at the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges Defence Industry and Sector Council.

Demir said that more than a thousand Kirpi as well as more than 300 Cobra and Ejder Yalcin entered the inventory while the ongoing projects of the guiding kits and the thermobaric bombs still continue. He added that the MPT-76 National Infantry Rifle deliveries continued and the MPT-55 started to enter the inventory.

Undersecretary emphasized that Bayraktar TB2 and ANKA unmanned aerial vehicles are being used effectively in counter-terrorism and cross-border operations and that the number of helicopters delivered under the Atak Project has reached 34. In the Undersecretary's statement, there was no information as to whether the three helicopters delivered to the Gendarmerie General Command were included in this number.

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