Newspaper: Turkey, U.S will sign agreement on military helicopter production
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 22 / Trend R. Hafizoglu /
Turkey and the U.S will sign an agreement in the sphere of military helicopter production, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported today.
According to the information, the agreement will be signed with Sikorsky company.
Around 109 military helicopters will be jointly produced within the agreement worth $ 3.5 billion.
The negotiations between the U.S. Sikorsky company and the Turkish Ministry of Defense Industry began in 2010.
The Turkish defence industry has recently focused on developing and manufacturing its own products. Turkey managed to achieve a self-sufficiency level at 54 per cent in the defence industry.