Turkey to join defense industry expo in Brazil

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

By Aysenur Saglam</p> <p>ANKARA (AA) – Turkey is scheduled to attend a defense and security expo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an official statement said on Monday.</p> <p>Turkey will attend the 12th Latin American Aero and Defense (LAAD) expo between April 2-5, the Presidency of Defense Industries said.</p> <p>Total of 17 Turkish companies will join the leading Latin American defense and security exhibition, it added.</p> <p>Armored vehicle platforms, various unmanned land and air vehicles, as well as marine, arm, and electronic systems are expected to be introduced during the expo.</p> <p>Among products to be showcased will also be ammunition, simulators, military textile and logistic support products manufactured by Turkish defense industry companies.</p> <p>Turkish Aerospace Industries' T129 ATAK multirole combat helicopter will also be on display at the expo, the statement added.</p> <p>The T129 ATAK is a next-generation, tandem and two-seat, twin engine helicopter, specifically designed for attack and reconnaissance.</p> <p>Defense and security industry representatives, as well as official delegations from various countries are expected to take part in the biennial expo.</p> <p>In 2017, some 450 international companies and over 37,000 participants attended the LAAD expo.</p> <p>The LAAD is supported by Brazil’s Defense and Justice Ministry, and military forces, according to its website.</p> <p> </p> <p>* Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev