Turkey could adopt Chinese air defense missile system HQ-9 FD-2000 for T-Loramids program 2606133
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Defence & Security News - Turkey
|Wednesday, June 26, 2013 07:06 PM|
|Turkey could adopt the Chinese air defense missile system HQ-9 FD-2000 for T-Loramids program.|
Turkey is strongly leaning toward adopting the Chinese long-range anti-missile and air defense system HQ-9, export version FD-2000, Turkish procurement officials said, even though it may be impossible to integrate the system with its existing NATO architecture.
Chinese FD-2000 air defense missile system at Zhuhai Air Show 2013.
One senior procurement official familiar with the program said the Turkish government has concluded that the Chinese proposal was technologically satisfactory, allowed technology transfer and was much cheaper than rival proposals.
The decision to select the Chinese contender awaits final approval from Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The decision would be finalized and officially announced at the next meeting of the Defense Industry Executive Committee, chaired by Erdogan, which oversees major procurement decisions. No date has been set for the meeting.