The Turkish Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKEK) received a defense cooperation offer from Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense Industry, the company’s deputy head said.
“In our meeting with the officials from the Ministry of Defense Industry, we [MKEK] received an offer to cooperate in long-term marketing and joint production activities.
“I assume that we will launch a work on this,” the Deputy Chairman of MKEK, Arif Akgul, told Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of the 3rd Azerbaijan International Defense Exhibition (ADEX) in capital Baku.
Pointing that the cooperation is on the table, Akgul said it would boost MKEK’s presence in Azerbaijan.
He also said MKEK provided great support to the defense industry of Azerbaijan, exampling Turkish made sniper rifle in the inventory of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.
Noting that there are 35 factories under the Ministry of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan, Akgul said that the MKEK supports these factories with semi-finished and finished products.
“We want to significantly move forward our relations with the Ministry of Defense Industry,” he stressed.
MKEK — undertaking important responsibilities in the production of weapons, ammunition, explosives, machinery, equipment, and provisions — introduced its’ ammunition and weapons systems products at ADEX.