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Aerospace & Defense

Turkey turns to South Korean companies to help build battle tank

Ankara seeks new partners in arms production as the West and Japan block sales

A prototype of the Altay tank for which Turkey is hoping to develop and build with the help of South Korean companies.    © Anatolia Agency

ISTANBUL -- Turkey is seeking new defense suppliers and partners in countries from South Korea to Ukraine to overcome "tacit and implicit embargoes" from allies in the West.

Defense News reported that Turkey's armored vehicle producer BMC, which is developing a project to build the Altay battle tank, has signed preliminary deals with South Korea's Doosan Group and S&T Dynamics to buy their engine and transmission system.

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