Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Turkey signs initial missile defence deal with French, Italian firms

The deal was signed with the Franco-italian Eurosam consortium

Turkey has signed an initial accord with French and Italian firms on the development of missile defence systems, state-run Anadolu news agency reported Turkish defence minister Fikri Isik as saying.

It cited Mr Isik as saying at a French embassy reception on Friday that the deal encompassed the development and joint production of missile defence 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.