Turkey, Azerbaijan can start joint production in defense industry
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 20 / Trend A. Taghiyeva /
Azerbaijan and Turkey could implement a project on joint production in the field of defense industry, which is the main topic discussed at the state level between the countries, Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Ismail Alper Joshgun told to Trend today.
He also said that there are agreements on trade in products of the defense industry between Turkey and Azerbaijan, which are being successfully implemented.
"Turkey has recently achieved good results in the development of defense industry," he said.
Joshgun stressed that today Turkey has achieved significant results in the sphere of defense industry and produces such products as fighters, tanks, military satellites.
Export of Turkish defense industry production increased by 35.7 percent and hit $1.2 billion in 2012 compared to 2011, Turkish Defence Industry Exporters' Council said in its report earlier.
In 2012 the biggest quantity of defense industry production worth $490 million was exported to the U.S. The parts of combat aircrafts and helicopters were mainly exported to this country. After the U.S. the second biggest export of defense production was made to UAE - $101 million and the next one - $99 million to Saudi Arabia.