Turkey has yet to receive any new bids to supply a new missile system to rival a controversial multi-billion dollar offer by a US-blacklisted Chinese company, a government official said Dec. 6.

“We have asked other companies to present revised bids but that has not yet happened,” secretary of state for defense industries Murad Bayar said.

The United States has voiced deep concern over Turkey’s decision in September to enter negotiations with China Precision Machinery Export-Import Corporation (CPMIEC) for its first long-range anti-missile system. […]