Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul said Turkey's M-60 tanks areamong world's best and highest-performance tanks after the ongoingmodernization process.
Gonul, who is currently in central city of Kayseri, told reportersthat he would examine modernization process of M-60 tanks at Aspilsancompany.
"These 170 tanks are being modernized by Israeli technology. Thesetanks are now among best and highest-performance tanks in the world.
"First prototype of these tanks were produced in Israel and it wastested in different regions of Turkey. It was successful at hottest andcoldest weather conditions, plus highest altitudes," Gonul said.
Upon a question on finalization of tender process of assault andtactical reconnaissance (ATAK) helicopter project, Gonul said theprocess was finalised last Friday after a 12-year-period.
"The main undertaker of the project will be Turkish AerospaceIndustries (TAI) and the subcontractor will be Agusto/Westland. So, forthe first time, one of the world's most advanced assault helicopterswill be produced in Turkey," he added.
Source: AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16