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Turkey considers Black Hawk proposal

ANKARA, Turkey, March 17 (UPI) -- Turkey is reportedly considering a proposal Wednesday for the co-production of the U.S. military Black Hawk helicopters.

Middle East Newsline reported the proposal involves the joint manufacture and assembly of the S-70 Black Hawk utility helicopter at the government-controlled Turkish Aerospace Industries.

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The Black Hawk is manufactured and marketed by Sikorsky Aircraft.

Sikorsky wants TAI to become a co-producer, with the two companies jointly marketing it to third-party countries.

Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union appeared to be a major marketing target, MENL said.

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