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BAE, FNSS Offer RG-31 to Turkish Army (Oct 4)

BAE Systems Land Systems OMC has announced an agreement with Turkish private sector defence company FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. (FNSS) for the joint marketing and supply of wheeled armoured vehicles to the Turkish Armed Forces.

The co-operation agreement comes in advance of the upcoming Turkish Armed Forces wheeled armoured vehicle requirement, particularly in the field of mine-protected vehicles where Land Systems OMC’s RG-31 mine-protected Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) could be a perfect fit.

The RG-31 is already in service with a number of international customers and is thoroughly combat-proven under some of the harshest operating conditions.

FNSS is an American-Turkish joint venture company in which BAE Systems holds a 49% share through BAE Systems Land and Armaments (formerly United Defense LP) with Nurol Holdings (51%) of Turkey.

Signatories to the agreement signed in Ankara were Johan Steyn, Managing Director of Land Systems OMC and Mr Hüseyin Esenergül, General Manager of FNSS.

BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company employs over 90,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately £14.8 billion through its wholly owned and joint-venture operations.

BAE Systems Signs Co-Operation Agreement with Turkish Defence Company for Wheeled Armoured Vehicles