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The Turkish government has signed an agreement with fellow NATO members France and Italy to develop its national missile defense systems, the Turkish defense minister, Fikri Isik, said.
According to defenseworld.net, the Turkish companies would work with Italian-French missile maker consortium Eurosam.
Turkey might look at Eurosam’s SAMP/T missile defence system as an example. It’s a self-propelled system with truck-mounted modules. Each system typically includes a fire control unit, with a multi-function radar (MRI), an Engagement Module (ME), and launching elements, with up to 6 vertical launch platforms (MLT) using Aster 30 missiles. SAMP/T is able to simultaneously engage threats coming from any direction.
SAMP/T provides ABT intercept capability beyond 100 km and ATBM capability against threats in the 600 km range class. ATBM features have been demonstrated in live firings, according to Eurosam information.
The French Air Force deployed a SAMP/T unit to provide air defence coverage for the G8 summit in Deauville in 2011.
It is also reported that on July 4, Isik announced that Ankara and Moscow had agreed on the “technical issues” relating to the purchase of the S-400 Russian missile system.
“All technical issues, both by the Russian side and the Turkish side, are over,” Isik said in an interview. “Now it is time for the final decision”.
Various challenges to air and missile defense will be presented at the forthcoming 6th Israeli Air Missile Defense Conference & Exhibition (IAMD). The conference organized by , Israel Missile Defense Association (IMDA) and the Israel Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (ISAA) will take place on July 24th, 2017 at the LAGO Conference Center, Rishon LeZion.