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South Korea signs deal with Turkey

April 16, 2009 at 2:14 PM

SEOUL, April 16 (UPI) -- South Korea signed an agreement Thursday to buy $97 million worth of pilot training equipment from Turkey by 2011.

The agreement signed by the two countries' defense ministers in Seoul will provide South Korea with "electronic warfare training systems," the Yonhap news agency reported.

The equipment trains and tests pilots through simulations involving anti-aircraft missiles, artillery and other aircraft.,

"The contract marks the opening of reciprocal defense cooperation between the two sides," South Korean Defense Minister Lee Sang-hee said as he met with his Turkish counterpart, Vecdi Gonul.

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