Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Turkish government puts out information request for coast guard aircraft

Download: Printable PDF Date: 04 Apr 2016 09:08 categories:
Publisher:
Turkish government puts out information request for coast guard aircraft - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Turkey Aircraft: Helicopters

The Turkish government’s procurement agency has released a request for information (RFI) for options on purchasing a coast guard aircraft. The Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) said that planned missions of the aircraft will be controlling naval sovereign zones in the Mediterranean.

Tasks will include performing reconnaissance flights to help control illegal immigration on the Aegean Sea, search and rescue operations, curtailing illegal activity along the Turkish coastline and performing coastal reconnaissance. The process has been opened to local and foreign contenders.

Bidders that have already shown an interest include Austrian aircraft manufacturer Airborne Technologies, Italian company Finmeccanica (soon to be rebadged as Leonardo) and Turkish firm Savronik. Those interested in bidding have been asked to return the RFI document by 8 April 2016.

Other bidders include fellow Turkish companies Aselsan, Meteksan Savunma and Duygu Havacilik.



Loading comments for Turkish government puts out information request for coast guard aircraft...


Recommended

Boeing, VietJet Sign Agreement for 100 737 MAX Airplanes

Agreement includes 80 737 MAX 10s, which would be largest commitment in Asia Deal to double Vietnamese carrier's 737 MAX fleet to 200 Boeing and VietJet signed a Memorandum of Unde...

Caribbean aviation taxes may cause economic strangulation

If an airport in the Caribbean wishes to be an international hub, or even a regional hub, it is probably well advised to drop departure taxes and other passenger taxes. Passenger taxation is ‘sw...

Handover of the First PC-21 to QinetiQ

Under the contract concluded with the British company QinetiQ in 2016, Pilatus is to provide two PC-21s to the “Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS)” based in Wiltshire, in the south of...

"Azerbaijan Airlines" was once again awarded the prestigious Skytrax Award

Azerbaijani national air carrier was once again confirmed the prestigious "4 Star" rating by the world’s leading assessor of airline and airport service quality British consulting comp...