A Turkish company has won U.S. export licenses to sell a batch of helicopters to the Philippines. But only a month earlier, Turkey’s persistent requests for the same export license to sell the same helicopters to Pakistan were going nowhere.
BMC, a joint Turkish-Qatari venture that manufactures armored vehicles and tanks, is in the late stage of negotiations to sell a majority stake of Turkish shares to a Turkish steel producer, sources told Defense News.
In the new phase of the investigation, Turkish prosecutors ordered the detention of nine individuals, including two who work for the country’s top procurement agency, the Presidency of Defense Industries.
Turkey’s top military commanders are pushing to prioritize directed-energy weapon programs following a decade’s worth of industry development in the field, a senior military officer has told Defense News.