US, EU firms press Turkish companies over Chinese missile deal

Hürriyet Daily News

European and U.S. defense companies, which were not chosen for Turkey’s first long-range air and anti-missile system, have been reportedly pressuring Turkey’s defense industry giants to dissuade Turkey from choosing a Chinese firm. The U.S. partnership of Raytheon and Lockheed […]

Audit Finds Obstacles to Operating U.S. Antimissile Assets in Europe

The National Journal

U.S. soldiers work on a Patriot missile system at a Turkish military base in Gaziantep in February 2013. A new congressional audit has concluded that the Defense Department risks delays and inefficiencies in implementing its plan for European missile defense […]

Turkey Looking Less And Less Likely To Finalize Controversial Chinese Air Defense Deal

Amid the continuing controversy over Turkey’s selection of a Chinese company to build a sensitive air defense system, Turkey’s top state defense industry official has been demoted and there are reports Ankara may be considering trying to build the whole […]

Turkey might opt for ‘indigenous’ missile defense system in quiet, dodgy deal with China

World Tribune

ANKARA — Turkey, which is under intense pressure from NATO over its procurement of  a China’s ballistic missile defense battery, might copy it and claim it as an indigenous system. Western diplomats said NATO has assessed that Ankara could indefinitely […]

European NATO States Making Strides on Antimissile Projects

Nuclear Threat Initiative

After years of cajoling by the United States, a number of European allies are moving forward with new investments in their missile defense systems. Poland announced last month it would significantly speed up the time table for choosing a vendor […]

Turkey Risks Delays in Turning To Local Air Defense Option

Defense News

ANKARA — Turkish officials, increasingly wary of a controversial decision in September to select a Chinese company to construct the country’s first long-range air defense system, might consider a more time-consuming but entirely local option for the program. A senior […]

China’s Push for Turkish Missile Sale

James Hasik

Why is China proposing to sell FD-2000 anti-aircraft missiles to Turkey? James Hasik thinks there are three possible reasons – Turkey is impressed with the system, China isn’t expecting a military confrontation with America any time soon, or internal disputes […]