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 the best result in every case in consideration, and I think the military agrees to that.”

An army colonel dealing with logistical issues confirmed the matter. “A template solution would cause waste. We agree with the procurement bureaucracy that a case-by-case analysis would produce better results for the logistical cycle.” […]