Turkey Seeks Hybrid Solution in ‘New vs Old Weapons’

Turkey’s military and procurement planners are favoring a “hybrid” approach which they believe will optimize their logistical requirements and help them maintain a fine balance between new and old gear. “We have a general understanding to avoid both extremes,” said one procurement official in charge of planning. “We don’t think a general framework would yield […]


Turkey Mulling ‘Big Team’ for Tank Production

Turkey’s top procurement planners may reshape the industrial strategy for serial production of the Altay new generation tank by creating a “big team” of several companies, including foreign ones, rather than leaving Otokar as prime contractor. The planners are weighing the merits of awarding a multi-billion dollar contract to such a team, which industry sources […]