It went largely unnoticed in Turkey when the U.S. Congress on Dec. 19, 2014, approved the potential transfer to Taiwan and Mexico of six frigates being decommissioned by the American Navy.
Anka and Hürkuş, once the pride of Turkey, have recently become a source of trouble for their producer, TAI, as the delivery dates of the vehicles have been rescheduled amid several problems in production
Turkey’s military and procurement planners are favoring a 'hybrid' approach which they believe will optimize their logistical requirements and help them maintain a fine balance between new and old gear
Turkey’s top defense company is seeking an established role in global markets by expanding its foreign operations, company officials said, as they inaugurated the leading military electronics specialist’s production facility in the Jordanian capital Amman.
Just as defense trade with Italy prospered in the 2000s when then-PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Silvio Berlusconi enjoyed a close personal friendship, French arms makers may benefit from Erdoğan’s new-found alliance with President François Hollande
Turkey will increasingly rely on a special non-budgetary fund in financing its multi-billion dollar armaments programs, while budget figures for defense foresee a modest rise for 2015.
A final decision on Turkey’s disputed contract for the construction of the country’s first long-range air and anti-missile defense system will most likely come in early 2015
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