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IDEF 2019: Contracts close for Aselsan's new naval weapon system

30th April 2019 - 19:11 GMT | by Kate Martyr in Istanbul


A contract could be just around the corner for a new short-range naval air defence system as Aselsan unveiled  its Close In Weapon System (CIWS) in the presence of government representative Ismail Demir, president of Turkish Defence Industry, during IDEF 2019.

Aselsan’s CIWS does not yet have a buyer, but the company is currently in negotiations with the Turkish Ministry of Defence. Announcements expected to be made within ‘the next few months’ according to Dinçer Nalbantoğlu, programme manager for the Aselsan CIWS.

These announcements will ‘probably’ involve the Turkish military in addition to further contracts with interested foreign customers which are

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Kate Martyr


Kate Martyr

Kate Martyr was the Land Domain reporter for Shephard Media during 2019.

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