Turkish defense firm helps guard Uruguay's borders

Turkey’s leading defense systems producer completes delivery of a $3.7 million worth of border security systems to Uruguayan army

Turkish defense firm helps guard Uruguay's borders

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Turkish defense firm has provided Uruguay with material to protect its borders, the company announced Sunday. 

Turkish military electronics company ASELSAN said that the firm had delivered mobile border security systems to protect Uruguay’s land and sea borders.

In 2013, the company had won a $3.7 million contract to supply the mobile surveillance systems of the Uruguayan Army.

The delivery of the mobile surveillance systems, such as reconnaissance-surveillance radars and thermal cameras, has been completed, according to the Turkey's largest defense company ASELSAN.  

ASELSAN is a high technology, multi-product company that aims to design, develop and produce state-of-the-art night-vision and thermal imaging systems for both military and civilian use.

Turkey's defense industry has gained momentum in recent years with the expansion of local producers with more domestic firms introducing new products to the market, contributing to Turkey's goal of relying more on domestic sources rather than imported products.

According to data from Turkey’s Defense Industry Exporters' Union (SSI), Turkey's exports in the defense and aviation industries combined reached $1.39 billion in 2013.

Turkey's defense exports for the first quarter of this year are valued at $322 million, a 20 percent increase on the same period last year, according to figures from the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM).

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