Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow and Ankara may embark on joint development and production of “high-tech” weapons, according to state news agency TASS.
“We may well embark on joint development and production of high-tech military equipment,” he said at a press conference following his talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He did not elaborate.
It is worth noting that Turkey and Russia are already cooperating in the development of armored vehicles and even supplying Kornet anti-tank missile systems.
Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday agreed to implement their contract to deliver the Russian S-400 missile systems to Turkey as planned.
“Our countries face the task of strengthening cooperation in the military-technical sphere. First of all, we are talking about completing the implementation of the contract for the supply of Triumph S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems,” Putin said in a statement following his talks with Erdogan.
Touching upon other industries, the president noted the participation of Turkish companies in the construction of facilities in Russia.
“Turkish companies implemented projects worth $70 bln in recent years – just think about these numbers! These are good numbers,” he said.
“A large number of facilities have been built, both as part of a preparation for the Sochi Olympics and for the World Cup,” he added.
Putin also said that good opportunities for cooperation between the two countries are opening up in chemistry, the metallurgical industry, in the production of fertilizers, road transport and the car making industry.