World Bulletin/News Desk
urkish defense industry products on display at a defense fair in Kazakh capital of Astana received great interest. At the fair, Turkey and Kazakhstan signed three agreements, including one between Turkey's Otokar and Kazakhstan Engineering on the joint production of the "Kobra" armored vehicles.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), the head of the International Cooperation Department at the Turkish Undersecretariat of Defense Industry (SSM) Lutfi Varoglu said that 16 Turkish companies attended the "KADEX 2012 International Defense Fair" in Astana.
Turkey and Russia were the two countries with the largest number of participation at the defense fair. The stands of Turkish defense companies received great interest, Varoglu indicated.
Otokar and Kazakhstan Engineering signed an agreement for the joint production of "Kobra" armored vehicles, Varoglu said.
Meanwhile, Aselsan, leading electronics and electronic systems company of Turkey, will produce avionics systems and integration of helicopters produced in Kazakhstan.
Aselsan stated on Monday that Kazakhstan Aselsan Engineering (KAE) and Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering signed a cooperation agreement on integration of avionics equipment and systems in EC-145 helicopters.
The agreement was signed within the scope of KADEX Fair on May 5, 2012. Aselsan declared 160.7 million Turkish Lira net profit in 2011. (one USD equals 1.768 TL)
4,050 personnel are working in the company which spent 447 million TL for research and development last year.
The company ranks on the 80th line among the most prestigious defense industry companies of the world.
Aselsan designs, develops and manufactures modern electronic systems for military and industrial customers in Turkey and abroad.Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Mayıs 2012, 13:25