Russian arms for Turkey

Russian arms for Turkey

Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system

Rosoboronexport is offering a contract to Turkey for the purchase of the Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system, reports Rosoboronexport’s press service.

Rosoboronexport is exhibiting over 200 samples of Russian military equipment for the army, air force and navy at the 11th International Defence Industry Fair IDEF 2013 taking place in Istanbul from 7 to 10 May.

Mi-35M military transport helicopter

As part of the Russian-Turkish T-LORAMIS project for the joint development of anti-aircraft systems, Rosoboronexport is offering its partners a contract for the unique Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system. If the contract goes through, an advanced Russian-Turkish air and missile defence complex will be set up in Turkey, states the report.

Rosoboronexport is exhibiting the Ka-52 reconnaissance-and-attack helicopter, the multi-purpose Mi-171Sh military transport helicopter, the Mi-28NE attack helicopter, the Mi-35M military transport helicopter and light, multi-purpose Ansat and Ka-226T helicopters, among others. Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry has already shown an interest in acquiring Ka-32A11VS fire-fighting helicopters, which will also be on show at the Russian stand.

Ka-52 reconnaissance-and-attack helicopter

In addition, Rosoboronexport will have the project 12061E Murena-E landing craft on display. This craft could become an important component in dock landing ships at Turkish shipyards.

Project 12061E Murena-E landing craft.  Photo source: Vitaly Kuzmin

The brand new Terminator fire support military vehicle will also be on show in Istanbul.

Terminator fire support military vehicle

“Turkey is the first NATO country with which Russia has established firm ties in the field of military technical cooperation,” noted Anatoly Aksenov, advisor to the general director and head of the Rosoboronexport delegation. “Considering the volume and potential of the Turkish arms market, we see military technical cooperation with this country as one of our most important activities.”

The 11th International Defence Industry Fair IDEF 2013 is being held at the TUYAP Fair International Convention and Congress Centre in Istanbul with the support of the Turkish Ministry of National Defence and the Turkish Armed Forces Federation. Over 300 companies from 140 countries are taking part in the exhibition.