Ankara has granted a long-awaited tender for long-range missile and air defense systems to Chinese contenders , following a meeting of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries’ executive council, which is headed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. . . .
The other bidders were the U.S. partnership of Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, offering the Patriot air defense system; Russia’s Rosoboronexport, marketing the S-300; and the Italian-French consortium Eurosam, maker of the SAMP/T Aster 30. (via Washington Point)