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Turkey Sells Remote Weapon Platform to NATO Members

Turkey to sell remote control weapons station to NATO members
Photograph: Defence Turkey magazine


Turkish defence contractor ASELSAN has signed a contract with undisclosed NATO countries for the procurement of remote controlled weapons station, which includes SARP Stabilised Advanced Remote Weapon Platform and SEDA Gunshot Detection Systems, a statement by the company said on 10 April 2020.

With the agreement signed with the unnamed NATO members, the number of countries for which ASELSAN has designed and manufactured remote control weapons systems has now reached 20.

The defence contractor has produced and delivered more than 3,000 remote controlled weapons systems to date. ASELSAN translates into Askeri Elektronik Sanayi, which means Military Electronic Industries.

Relatedly, Turkey has repeated an offer to the United States to form a technical working group, including NATO, to resolve a dispute over Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 missiles, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu was reported as saying at a virtual Atlantic Council event.