Turkey signs initial missile defense deal with French, Italian firms
18 July 2017
Turkey has signed an initial accord with French and Italian firms on the development of missile defense systems, state-run Anadolu news agency reported Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik as saying.
It cited Isik as saying at a French embassy reception on Friday that the deal encompassed the development and joint production of missile defense systems.
He said the deal was signed with the Franco-Italian Eurosam consortium, which is owned by the multinational European missile maker MBDA and France's Thales.