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BAE SYSTEMS Signs Co-operation Agreement With Turkish Defence Company For Wheeled Armoured Vehicles

30 Sep 2005

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 OMCs 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 Hseyin Esenergl, General Manager of FNSS.


BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defence and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The Company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, combat vehicles, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years and is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defence systems. 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.

For further information, please contact:

Tony Savides, BAE Systems Land Systems OMC
Tel: +27 (0) 11 747 3300 Mobile: +27 (0) 82 453 0385

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