Axar.az
UP
11 December 2017


Turkey, France, Italy to cooperate on missile system

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Turkey has signed an agreement with fellow NATO members France and Italy to develop its national missile defense systems, the Turkish defense minister said on Friday.

Speaking during a reception for Bastille Day at the French embassy in Ankara, Fikri Isik said Turkish companies would work with Italian-French consortium Eurosam.

The minister described the move as one of the most concrete developments of Turkey's alliance within the defense industry.

On July 4, Isik announced that Ankara and Moscow had agreed on the “technical issues” relating to the purchase of a Russian missile system.

“All technical issues, both by the Russian side and the Turkish side, are over,” Isik said in an interview with broadcaster TRT Haber. “Now it is time for the final decision.

“Now, we continue work on the financial aspects. I think we will bring this to a close in the coming days.”

Following Isik's remarks, Russian presidential aide Vladimir Kozhin said last week that Moscow and Ankara had agreed on the delivery of S-400 mobile systems but he added that the Kremlin had not approved a loan for the deal.

He said that Russia saw “no obstacles” to providing missiles to a NATO member.

The S-400 system was introduced in 2007 and can carry three types of missiles capable of destroying ground and air targets, including ballistic and cruise missiles.

It can track and engage up to 300 targets simultaneously and has an altitude ceiling of 27 kilometers (17 miles).

Date
2017.07.15 / 18:57
Author
Axar.az
Comments
loading...
See also

Indonesians burn US flags in Jerusalem protests

Explosion reported near port authority in New York city

'End of nuclear weapons or end of us'

Putin and Egypt's Sisi discuss Middle East tensions

The judge did not accept the prosecutor's claim - Live

Saakashvili sings Georgian anthem in courtroom - Video

Syrian president Assad thanks Russian pilots

Russia ready to lift restrictions on 'foreign agent' media

Tymoshenko urges Poroshenko to free Saakashvili

Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla