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  • Will Turkey Buy European Missile System?
    Will Turkey Buy European Missile System? 25 September 2020
    According to Bloomberg Agency Turkey approached France to procure European-made air defence systems. The agency claimed that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a phone call and asked his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to drop his opposition to co-production of Eurosam’s SAMP/T missile-defence systems. The agency stated that officials could not be named as the discussion was private. Macron responded by saying that Turkey must clarify its objectives in Syria before de...
  • Turkey Talks with France for Eurosam SAMP-T
    Turkey Talks with France for Eurosam SAMP-T 25 September 2020
    Earlier this week (September 21, 2020) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone about regional developments, mainly in Turkey-France and the Eastern Mediterranean. In a telephone conversation, according to foreign media reports, President Erdogan asked France to ren out of its opposition stance in the Eurosam SAMP-T agreement. In 2018, a joint French-Italian consortium, Eurosam, signed a cooperation agreement to work ...
  • Domestic Air Defence Systems
    Domestic Air Defence Systems 7 May 2020
    President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir answered questions of Turkey's leading defence magazines via domestic video conferencing system. Answering the questions of C4Defence, Demir made important statements about the Turkish defence sector's post-COVID-19 period plans in addition to domestic air defence missile systems. Indicating that recent experiences have re-emphasized the importance of air defence systems, Demir announced that His...
  • Turkey Continues with Eurosam
    Turkey Continues with Eurosam 7 May 2020
    President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir answered questions of Turkey's leading defence magazines via domestic video conferencing system. Answering the questions of C4Defence, Demir made important statements about the Turkish defence sector's agenda. Work on a SAMP-T-based but more comprehensive system with Eurosam was launched in recent years. Professor Dr. Demir announced that the identification work has been completed in the common proces...
  • Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Made a Statement about S-400 and F-35
    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Made a Statement about S-400 and F-35 15 April 2020
    Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu attended a video conference with the Atlantic Council Turkey Program and the Turkish Heritage Foundation. He talked about the fight against Coronavirus and Turkey's defence strategies. “Turkey’s decision to purchase the S-400 system is a result of US reluctance to meet our urgent needs for many years, for 10 years,” he said. Ankara requested in February that the United States deploy Patriot batteries along its south...
  • Eurosam: We Offer the Best 3 June 2019
    As negotiations with the Chinese company had been continuing in the Long Range Air Defence System Tender of Turkey (T-Loramids), another set of negotiations was initiated with Eurosam. While the negotiations with China have not led anywhere, the negotiations with Eurosam have led to a different point than planned. Eurosam Commercial Manager Philippe de Masfrand shared the process and the current status with C4Defence.   The company predicts that the negotiations with ...
  • Two Offers to Switzerland
    Two Offers to Switzerland 26 March 2019
    A bid for the new generation air defence system was presented by two participants. The tender for the Air2030 Program included three candidates. Israel which invited with David’s Sling system did not made an offer. The US participant Raytheon joined the tender with Patriot system and European participant Eurosam made a bid with  SAMP / T. The procurement process will continue with the analysis and testing phase just as in the aircraft procurement phase. Teams to be commissio...
  • First Step from Switzerland for Long Range
    First Step from Switzerland for Long Range 27 September 2018
      Switzerland's defense procurement office, Armasuisse, has issued a request for proposal. Three different participants were invited to participate in the long-range air defense system procurement  tender under the Air 2030 Program. The participants are Eurosam, Israel and Raytheon. Systems to be offered are SAMP / T, David’s Sling and Patriot. Armasuisse aims to receive the offers in March 2019 at the latest. In addition, the demand for testing the component cap...
  • SSM: aiming more  advanced system than SAMP-T
    SSM: aiming more advanced system than SAMP-T 3 June 2018
    Undersecretrariat for Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı /SSM) published a press bulettin to inform about Turkey’s Long Range Air Defence System.  Undersecreteriat informed that partners working on the subject have come together on May 30th and said, “SSM is working on alternative solutions to meet our armed forces’ long range air defence requirements”. It also shared information on on going works among ASELSAN, ROKETSAN and EUROSAM.&n...
  • $8 Billion Air Defence Budget by Switzerland
    $8 Billion Air Defence Budget by Switzerland 31 March 2018
    The long lasting pursuit of air defence missile system and fighters in Switzerland proceeded to a new phase. Switzerland, known for its neutrality and surrounded by EU countries, will allocate an $8 billion budget for air defence under the program "Air 2030". Guy Parmelin, president of the Swiss Defence and Civil Protection Department said the companies that could bid for new in-terrain aircraft were Eurofighter from Airbus, Dassault Rafale from Fr...
  • Deal Inked on National Defence System
    Deal Inked on National Defence System 16 January 2018
    ASELSAN today issued a contract announcement on the development of a national long-range defence system. According to the announcement, a national long-range defence system project contract was signed between partnership ASELSAN, ROKETSAN, TUBITAK SAGE and the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries on January 15th. Under the contract, the share of ASELSAN is 869 million 13 thousand 861 TL and 279 million 257 thousand 600 Euros, while deliveries will be realized in 2021. Turkey, whi...
  • Air Defence partnership with Eurosam
    Air Defence partnership with Eurosam 5 January 2018
    French/Italian consortium Eurosam has signed a cooperation agreement with ASELSAN and ROKETSAN on long range air and missile defence system. The agreement was signed during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s official visit to France, French President Emmanuel Macron. Cooperation agreement will last 18 months. According to agreement, missile programme will be ready in mid 2020s. System will be effective against stealth air platforms, UAVs, and missiles.  
  • EUROSAM on Track, S-400 Done
    EUROSAM on Track, S-400 Done 11 November 2017
    Minister of Defence Nurettin Canikli made a statement about air defence projects during his visit to Giresun province: "S400 missiles has been purchased. It is now all details, but we are not contented with it. We are working with EUROSAM Consortium separately in order to develop our own air defence system. The co-operation aims again developing an air defence system, but our target is to have this technology ourselves with local capabilities. " Thereby, it is confirmed by...
  • SAMP/T Signiture in the Centre of NATO
    SAMP/T Signiture in the Centre of NATO 8 November 2017
    Turkey, which has been criticized by the US and NATO Secretary General for supplying Russia's S-400 air defence system, has made a strategic move in this area. Turkish Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli, French Defence Minister Florence Parly and Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti signed a goodwill agreement on cooperation in air defence in NATO's "Capital" Brussels. The signatures of the three countries are based on strengthening co-operation...
  • 53. Issue Sector News
    53. Issue Sector News 29 August 2017
    Moving On with EUROSAM New Radar to 'Patriot', by Lockheed General Atomics UAV Flew at Red Flag Israel Undecided Just as Germany Signature of $5,91 Billion by Qatar TAI, Wastes No Time BMC Chosen for TTA-2 Project TCG Işın, Delivered Ceremoniously Gun of the Year: Canik TP9Fx ROKETSAN, Made it to the List ASELSAN Lands on Malaysia STM will Design Port for Pakistan OT...
  • Joint Defence Missile Agreement Between Turkey, Italy and France
    Joint Defence Missile Agreement Between Turkey, Italy and France 15 July 2017
    Turkish Minister National Defence Fikri Işık announced that an agreement has been reached with Italy and France on production of a joint air defence missile. Işık, who attended the reception held on the occasion of the French National Day at the Embassy of France in Ankara, talked about the defence industry projects of Turkey and France. "One of the most concrete developments of our business alliance in the field of defence industry has been today's agreement between t...
  • Major Blow to Loramids
    Major Blow to Loramids 17 June 2017
    There has been a critical change in the Chinese company's Turkey strategies, who had begun contract negotiations with the Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry (SSM) regarding Turkey's long range missile defence programme (T-LORAMIDS). Chinese defence giant China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC) shut down Turkey office. The last representative of the company will leave Turkey at the beginning of next week.  Turkey decided to initiate c...
  • Poland mostly likely to prefer Patriot missile
    Poland mostly likely to prefer Patriot missile 5 July 2016
    Former Polish government had already declared its intention to buy the Patriot system, but it was put under question mark with under current government due to its price. This seems to be changed now. Government’s new position is more pro Patriot as Raytheon had pledged that 50 percent of the missile system spending would be on works “done in Poland by Polish arms firms”. The Eurosam consortium including MBDA France, MBDA Italy and France’s Thales Group had be...
  • Turkey calls off 3 billion $ TLoramids 15 November 2015
    Turkey's procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) has cancelled the long disputed Turkish Long Range Air and Missile Defence System (T-Loramids). SSM had started negotiating with Chinese company China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC) on September 26th , 2013. Four missile systems - American Patriot Pac-3, Russian S-s00, French-Italian Eurosam Samp-T and the winner Chinese HQ-9 - were in the running for the Turkish project. CPMIEC offered a solut...