Philippines, Turkey sign MOU on defense cooperation
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and Turkey on Tuesday signed a joint memorandum of understanding to boost the defense cooperation of the two countries.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir, President of Defense Industries of Turkey, signed the MOU at the Philippine Air Force Headquarters at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.
The MOU focuses on government-to-government acquisition, as well as the development, production, co-production and transfer of technology between the Department of National Defense and Presidency of Defense Industries.
The signing comes after Lorenzana recently announced that the Air Force technical working group has recommended to buy the T129 ATAK of the Turkish Aerospace Industries for its attack helicopter acquisition project.
He said that with the limited budget, the Philippines may only get less than 10 units. /je
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