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Turkish manufacturers to supply Estonia with hundreds of armored vehicles

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Turkish manufacturers to supply Estonia with hundreds of armored vehicles

Published October 18,2023


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Two Turkish car producers, Otokar and Nurol Makina, on Wednesday signed contracts with Estonia for the availability of 230 armored automobiles value round €200 million (roughly $211 million).

A contract signing ceremony was held within the Estonian capital Tallinn for the 230 4X4 and 6X6 automobiles to be delivered to Estonian safety forces by the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments (ECDI).

“Additionally, four wheeled armoured vehicles have been purchased for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Centre of the Estonian Rescue Board. These armoured vehicles are intended to safeguard members of the Defence Forces in combat situations, ensuring their rapid and secure deployment on the battlefield,” based on a press release from the ECDI.

During the ceremony, Turkish National Defense Minister Yasar Guler and his Estonian counterpart Hanno Pevkur signed a Letter of Intent, and Haluk Gorgun, president of the Turkish Defense Industry Agency, and Magnus Valdemar Saar, director common of the ECDI signed a protocol for cooperation within the two international locations’ protection industries.

Later, contracts had been signed between ECDI and Otokar for the availability of ARMA 6X6 armored fight automobiles, and NurolMakina for the availability of NMS (YORUK) 4X4 armored fight automobiles. Otokar Deputy General Manager Sedef Vehbi and Engin Aykol, Nurol Makina’s CEO signed the contracts.

Speaking on the occasion, Turkish Minister Guler mentioned the signed letter of intent will strengthen the 2 international locations’ glorious relations and permit the protection trade and corporations to collaborate extra.

Noting that the 2 international locations have superb relations primarily based on mutual respect, Guler mentioned the a centesimal anniversary of bilateral relations can be celebrated in 2024.

“Relations in the defense industry will bring the two countries closer,” the minister mentioned, including “The products of Turkish companies will further strengthen the Estonian army and contribute to regional security. The memorandum of intent will further develop good relations.”

For his half, Estonian Defense Minister Pevkur mentioned that following the Ukraine-Russia warfare, Estonia realized it didn’t have a lot time to strengthen its protection.

“I am very pleased to sign this letter of intent, which will further our cooperation in the defense industry,” Pevkur mentioned.

He additionally added that NATO is a superb army energy and the most recent developments in Ukraine and Israel have reaffirmed the significance of conserving this nice energy collectively.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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