United Kingdom’s Department for International Trade made a statement about participation of UK companies to Eurasia Airshow.
According to the statement, “Collaboration, Industrial Cooperation and Technology Transfer” are the main themes as UK companies attend the inaugural Eurasia Exhibition, many seeking more industrial cooperation and joint ventures with Turkish companies. The statement is as follows:
“The UK delegation is led by Air Vice-Marshal Mike Wigston CBE – Assistant Chief of Air Staff. The UK is keen to explore continued cooperation in the defence and security sectors working in partnership with the Turkish Government and Industries, especially where we understand the desire for future Turkish indigenous power programmes. The UK’s capability themes include: air systems, flying training, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles and missile systems. The UK is also keen to engage with the defence and security sectors in both countries to enhance this relationship through regular dialogue, partnership and technology exchange, especially in respect of the TF-X Future Fighter Programme.”
Air Vice-Marshal Mike Wigston CBE said:
“I am delighted to visit the inaugural Eurasia 2018 exhibition. We greatly value our important strategic relationship with Turkey and we are here to encourage UK and Turkish companies to press forward with identifying areas of cooperation demonstrated by the agreement between BAE Systems and TAI for the TFX programme. The UK has a significant range of world-class products and technologies across the air, land, maritime and security sectors. Eurasia 2018 presents an excellent opportunity for us to show the best that Britain has to offer and find common ground on which partnerships can be built.”