Turkish Defence Ministry announced that Turkey has signed an agreement with Italian-French consortium Eurosam to develop its national missile defense system.
According to the deal, Turkish companies and Eurosam will work together to produce SAMP/T Aster 30 long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, which is already in use in several NATO member countries.
The minister described the move as one of the most concrete developments of Turkey’s alliance within the defense industry.
The SAMP/T Aster 30 system uses a network of sophisticated radars and sensors – including 3D phased array radar – enabling it to be highly effective against all types of air threats.
The system can intercept missiles with a 600 kilometer range and it can operate in standalone mode or can be integrated in a coordinated network such as NATO missiles defense system.