facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Turkey wants missiles from U.S.

Dec. 25, 2012 at 7:16 AM   |   Comments

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Turkey wants to buy 117 air-to-air missiles from the United States to strengthen its air defense capabilities, a U.S. agency said.

The U.S. Defense Department's Security Co-operation Agency said Monday it had notified Congress of the possible sale of Sidewinder missiles and associated equipment to Turkey for an estimated $140 million, the Turkish daily Today's Zaman reported.

Turkey has requested 117 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II all-up-round missiles, six AIM-9X-2 Block II Tactical Guidance units, six dummy air training missiles, 130 LAU-129 launchers, containers, missile support and test equipment, spare and repair parts, personnel training and training equipment, and logistical support Today's Zaman said.

The agency has assured Congress the proposed sale of the weapons to Turkey will not alter the basic military balance in the region, the paper said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Boston Herald apologizes for 'racist' Obama cartoon Boston Herald apologizes for 'racist' Obama cartoon
2
Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS
3
John Wayne Gacy room at Rob Zombie's haunted house angers victims John Wayne Gacy room at Rob Zombie's haunted house angers victims
4
Court: Democrats don't have to run Senate candidate in Kansas Court: Democrats don't have to run Senate candidate in Kansas
5
Loose mountain lion spotted in Brentwood Loose mountain lion spotted in Brentwood
Trending News
x
Feedback