TURKEY GOING TO INSTALL MISSILE DEFENSE SHIELD IN ITS TERRITORY

PanARMENIAN.Net
30.04.2008 16:47 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The Defense Industry Office of Turkish Defense
Ministry has announced tender for purchasing of anti-missile
systems. The most important part of the project is the creation of
long-range missile defense.

The military leadership is planning to purchase four systems in the
first phase. Two of them will be installed in Ankara and Istanbul,
and installation of others will depend on the directions of potential
missile threats. It will start to operate in 2010.

Four more systems will be purchased in the second phase, which will
complete the full installation.

Turkish political and military leaderships are focusing basically on
three missile defense systems: U.S.-made Patriot, Russian-made S-300,
S-400 and Israeli-made Arrow-2, the Azeri Press Agency reports.