Turkey launches $5.9 bln defense project

In addition, prototype of Turkey's new national infantry rifles was presented to PM Davutoglu

Turkey launches $5.9 bln defense project

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday that a new defense industry project worth $5.9 billion had been approved, following a Defense Industry Executive Committee meeting in Ankara.

"We will focus on domestic production [in defense industry] " Davutoglu stressed at a press conference in Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defense Industries

Pointing to improvements in Turkey's national defense industry, Davutoglu added: "We have given approval to a new defense industry project worth a total of $5.9 billion."

"$4.5 billion will involve domestic production," he said.

Davutoglu was also presented with the prototype of the national infantry rifles, which he said would be mass produced, starting this year.

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