Turkey is interested in Russian air defense systems

Turkey is interested in Russian air defense systems


Turkish representatives at the International Defense Industry Exhibition IDEF-2015, which is taking place in Istanbul from May 5-8, have expressed interest in Russian air defense systems, according to Sergey Goreslavsky, Deputy CEO of Rosoboronexport.

Goreslavsky said that the Turkish Defense Minister visited the Russian exhibit, as reported by TASS. Sergey Goreslavsky noted Turkey’s interest in various anti-aircraft missile systems, including Antey-2500.

“The Turkish Defense Minister said that his country is ready to continue cooperation in the field of technology transfers,” said the deputy CEO of Rosoboronexport. He also noted that Rosoboronexport is counting on the comprehensive development of cooperation with Turkey in the field of defense technology.

Russia is the exhibition’s most highly demanded country in the region in terms of presenting military equipment. The Russian exhibit includes 20 examples of technology, including the Yak-130 combat training aircraft, Ka-226T light multipurpose helicopter, the Mi-26T2 heavy transport helicopter, Mi-28NE combat helicopter, Ka-52 reconnaissance and attack helicopter, Be-200 amphibious aircraft, Antey-2500 anti-aircraft missile system, Tor-M2E and Muk-M2E anti-aircraft missile systems, the upgraded T-90S tank, the Terminator tank support combat vehicle, and the TOS-1A heavy flamethrower. Regarding naval technology, foreign delegations are expected to express interest in the Cheetah 3.9 frigate, Amur-1650 submarine, and Mirage and Mongoose patrol boats.

In addition, Rosoboronexport made a presentation to Turkish police about its Safe City system, which helped to ensure the security of the Sochi Olympics.

Russia has participated in the IDEF exhibition since 1995. In 2013, more than 50 delegations from 17 countries visited the Rosoboronexport stand, confirming the high interest in Russian weapons in the region.