Turkey is looking at a defense deal with Pakistan that would allow the country to develop missiles and fighter jets with Islamabad. Bloomberg on Tuesday.
According to the report, officials from both countries have met over the past few months to discuss the development and development of military hardware.
According to officials on both sides Bloomberg, He confirmed that the meetings took place in January, but did not comment on whether there was an agreement between the two countries or when another such meeting would take place.
Pakistan develops JF-17 Thunder fighter jet with China This means that when Turkey cooperates with Pakistan in defense projects, it can get its hands on Chinese military technology.
Islamabad is said to have adopted Chinese design for its Shaheen ballistic missiles. Turkish officials familiar with the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Bloomberg that Ankara was a strategic ally of Islamabad and its cyber long-range missile defense project and TF-X fighter jet. Sees as a potential partner.
“Pakistani Defense Secretary Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain met with senior Turkish officials, including Defense Minister Holosi Ikar, in December and discussed defense industry co-operation,” Bloomberg read.
Turkey’s move could complicate relations with the United States, as Washington recently approved a NATO ally to buy missile defense systems from Russia. The United States has also suspended Turkish companies from participating in the manufacture of Lockheed Martin Corporation’s F-35 stealth fighter jets.