Turkish military electronics specialist Aselsan inaugurated Dec. 15 a joint venture production plant in Jordan, hoping to create a gateway to Middle Eastern and North African markets.

Aselsan Middle East (AME) is a partnership between Aselsan, Turkey’s biggest defense company, and King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB). KADDB owns 51 percent of AME, and Aselsan has 49 percent.

AME will produce border security equipment for the Jordanian and potentially other Middle East armies, company officials said. […]