Turkey Signs Initial Missile Defense Deal with French, Italian Firms: Anadolu

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - 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 Defense Minister Fikri Isik as saying.

Turkey Signs Initial Missile Defense Deal with French, Italian Firms: Anadolu

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, Reuters reported.

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.

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