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Turkey Builds a Military-Industrial Complex to Match Its Ambitions

May 26, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
A picture of a T129 attack helicopter produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries in partnership with Anglo-Italian company AgustaWestland.
As Turkey builds out its military-industrial complex, it is focusing on improved systems such as the T129 attack helicopter produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries in partnership with Anglo-Italian company AgustaWestland.
(Stratfor)

Turkish officials have been hinting for weeks that the country is on the cusp of finalizing export deals worth up to $2 billion, the largest contracts in the nation's history. The agreements, primarily for maritime systems, are with Saudi Arabia and another unspecified nation. Though Turkey's defense exports doubled from...

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