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New $3.5B Deal Paves Way for Turkish-made Black Hawks

After several months of negotiations, a $3.5 billion utility helicopter contract between the Turkish government and Sikorsky has taken effect, the program’s prime Turkish contractor announced June 7. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), the prime contractor, said all contracts between Turkey’s procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), TAI, Sikorsky and other subcontractors have been […]

Turkey Hopes Sikorsky Deal Boosts Local Industry, Exports

Turkey’s procurement authorities are hoping that a recently signed US $3.5 billion contract with US helicopter maker Sikorsky will not only earn the local industry critical capabilities and support the country’s indigenous helicopter program, but also bring in more than $1 billion in revenue through exports. “This is a win-win deal. The contractors’ gains may […]

Five Companies To Bid for Turk Utility Helo Deal

Five international helicopter manufacturers will compete in a Turkish program for the acquisition of four utility helicopters for the country’s Coast Guard, with an option to buy two more. Turkey’s procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), announced March 11 that five companies had obtained the requests for proposal, traditionally a sign to make […]

Sikorsky’s Turkey Deal Earns Aselsan $491M Contract

As Turkey finally penned a $3.5 billion contract with US helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft for the co-production of an initial batch of 109 utility helicopters, a Turkish company has won a substantial deal under the same contract. Military electronics specialist Aselsan, Turkey’s biggest defense firm, has signed a US $491.5 million deal with Tusas Turkish […]

Turkey To Buy Helos for Coast Guard

Turkey’s procurement authorities have launched a new program for the purchase of four utility helicopters for the country’s Coast Guard, with an option to buy two more, the procurement agency said. The Undersecretariat for Defense Industries said Feb. 28 that the contract involves four helicopters, spare parts, ground support, training, technical assistance/support and two optional […]