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    Turkey Intends to Place Air Defense System on Syrian Border - Media

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    Ankara launched a new round of negotiations with the Franco-Italian concern Eurosam to install anti-missile systems on the border with Syria due to the worsening situation, a Turkish newspaper reported.

    The Turkish authorities in connection with the deteriorating situation on the border with Syria have decided to install anti-aircraft missiles (SAMs) on the border. This decision has launched a new round of negotiations with the Franco-Italian concern Eurosam, newspaper Aksam reported on Monday.

    Previously, Turkey confirmed the cancellation of an international tender for the production of components for the Turkish missile defense system (NMD) worth $ 3.4 billion in connection with the decision to develop a national missile defense system project.

    Last week Turkey sent a military delegation to France and Italy. It got acquainted with the production technology of 3PK SAMP/T, produced by the concern Eurosam and was present at the test launches of ballistic missiles, the newspaper said.

    If the parties reach an agreement, then the Eurosam will provide Turkey with a temporary 3PK battery that will be immediately placed on the Turkish-Syrian border at locations specified by the General Staff of Turkey.

    The temporary battery for the anti-missile system will be in Turkey until a complete air defense system is transferred.

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