Turkey asks NATO the deployment of 18 to 20 Patriot surface-to-air missile defence systems 2911122
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Defense News - Turkey
|Thursday, November 29, 2012, 07:11 AM|
|Turkey asks NATO the deployment of 18 to 20 Patriot surface-to-air missile defence systems.|
Turkey has asked NATO to deploy 18 to 20 Patriot missiles along its border with Syria, but the Alliance only offered about eight to 10 missiles, NTV news channel reported Wednesday, November 28, 2012. A NATO team surveyed sites in Turkey's eastern Anatolian province of Malatya for the possible deployment of Patriot missiles.
The MIM-104 Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the primary of its kind used by the United States Army and several allied nations.
The NATO delegation arrived at Tulga 1 Barracks in Malatya on Wednesday morning, and will head to Altay Barracks and 7th Main Jet Base Command in Malatya to continue their surveying, according to semi-official Anatolia news agency.