Aerospatiale of France has signed a preliminary agreement with Turkey for co-production of Eryx anti-tank missiles. The deal, revealed by the Turkish defence ministry, is worth around Fr2.6 billion ($420 million) and the ten year production run will be carried out locally by an Aerospatiale-led consortium which includes two Turkish companies. The contract follows last year's accord with Turkey for the supply of 30 Eurocopter Cougar helicopters.

Source: Flight International