30/10/10

Sudden loss of Turkish market hits export goals for Israeli defense industry

TEL AVIV — The Turkish government and military have suspended all major defense orders and most follow-up contracts with Israel.
Israeli government sources said the Defense Ministry has become skeptical of reaching its goal of exporting $8 billion in 2010. They said the absence of new Turkish contracts has hampered the Ministry's export campaign.

"We knew that Turkey was declining as a major export client, but we didn't think it would be this fast," a source said.

The sources said Ankara's focus was to maintain critical programs, particularly the procurement and operation of the Israeli-origin Heron unmanned aerial vehicle.

"Everything else is up in the air," the source said.

In April 2010, Israel completed the last major defense project in Turkey, valued at $688 million. A consortium led by the state-owned Israel Military Industries upgraded 170 M-60A3 main battle tanks to a configuration similar to that of Israel's Merkava Mk-4. IMI has been sued by a Turkish company for breach of contract.

"At one point, there was lots of interest in the Turkish military to order another upgrade," the source said. "Not any more."

The Defense Ministry has sought to compensate for the loss of the Turkish market by increasing sales in South America. At least one country, Colombia, has expressed interest in procuring Merkava Mk-4 as well as other Israeli combat platforms.
http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2010/me_israel1073_10_29.asp

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  1. Οι εβραίοι του Ισραήλ πούλαγαν όπλα και αεροπλάνα στην Τουρκία;
    Μπα και δεν τόξερα.
    Εδώ μέσα έχουμε "κάποια" "Ελληναρού" που σκίζει τα ρούχα της ότι δεν είναι έτσι τα πράγματα.
    Ο Αβραάμ του Λονδίνου στέλνει χαιρετίσματα στον Χακάν.
    BRUNO

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  2. //TEL AVIV — The Turkish government and military have suspended all major defense orders and most follow-up contracts with Israel.
    Israeli government sources said the Defense Ministry has become skeptical of reaching its goal of exporting $8 billion in 2010. They said the absence of new Turkish contracts has hampered the Ministry's export campaign...//
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    Εάν δεν είχε η Τουρκία τον λόγο -που ΟΛΟΙ ξέρουμε- να τα "σπάσει" με το Ισραήλ, οι σιωνιστές ακόμα θα έστελναν σ΄αυτήν καραβιές όπλα.
    Τώρα οι Εβραίοι κλαίνε γιατί χάνουν -λένε- τον καλύτερο πελάτη τους!!!

    Μου αρέσετε πολύ εσείς οι δυό-τρεις που έχεται αναλάβει την εργολαβία της υπεράσπισης του σιωνιστικού/ρατσιστικού Ισραήλ, όταν προσπαθείτε να μας πείσετε ότι το Ισραήλ ήταν ΑΥΤΟ που πήρε την πρωτοβουλία για να σπάσει η (προσωρινή) στρατιωτική συνεργασία του με την Τουρκία...
    Από φθηνή προπαγάνδα, άλλο τίποτα !!!

    τζιμης

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