Official: Turkey could procure missile system if local development takes too long

November 8, 2016 10:13

ANKARA - Turkey could consider procuring a long-range missile defense system from other countries if its plan to develop one locally takes too long, a top defense official said on Tuesday.

Ankara last year cancelled a $3.4 billion tender for such a system, after it had been provisionally awarded to China, a move that had sparked concern from the NATO member's Western allies, including the United States.Ismail Demir, Turkey's undersecretary for defense industries, told a news conference that it could consider other options - including foreign procurement - if indigenous development took too long.

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