Following a contract in 2013 with the U.S. Navy for the production of the next eight Aegis systems, Lockheed Martin has teamed up with Turkish Kale Aero to support the U.S. Aegis program, Lockheed Martin has announced in a written statement.

“This award marks the first time a Turkish company has been named a supplier for Aegis. Under the contract, Kale Aero will build 148 units of a mechanical system that will be used in the Aegis computing suite,” said the statement.

“This contract represents the first step in fully engaging the Turkish industry in our Aegis program,” said Doug Wilhelm, director of International Programs at Lockheed Martin. […]