Turkey Missile Defense Deal Underscores Export Challenges

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 7:40 PM EST) -- Although Turkey may be having doubts now about awarding a $3.44 billion missile defense contract to a Chinese company, its willingness to seriously engage with China casts doubt on American companies' plans to use military exports to soften the blow of defense cuts at home.

Turkey raised eyebrows when it chose a bid by China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation over other bidders, including a team of Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. While NATO allies expressed concern about Chinese access to NATO's integrated missile defense program...
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