Ramstein Air Base Supports Patriot Missile Mission to Turkey (2)

01/17/2013
01/17/2013: Patriot missiles have been sent to support the defense of Turkey in conditions of the Syrian upheaval. But Patriots do not simply fly themselves. They rely on the USAF lift capabilities to get there.This video shows the operation to move the Patriots from Europe to Turkey. Credit: 86th Air Lift…

Ramstein Air Base Supports Patriot Missile Mission to Turkey (1)

01/15/2013
01/15/2013: Patriot missiles have been sent to support the defense of Turkey in conditions of the Syrian upheaval.But Patriots do not simply fly themselves. They rely on the USAF lift capabilities to get there. This video shows the operation to move the Patriots from Europe to Turkey. Credit:86th Air Lift Wing:1/8/13

Patriot Advanced Capability

12/08/2012
12/08/2012: Dutch, German and American service members manning the Patriot Missile System. And such capability can provide NATO with means to provide for extended defense, for example in the aid of Turkey against threats from Syria. The Netherlands has been a donor of Patriot missiles to NATO ally Turkey in…

The Turkish Defense Market: Evolving Opportunities

08/09/2012
In a report from our partner ICD research, SLD readers have a chance to purchase a comprehensive overview and forecast of this important market. This report offers insights into the market opportunities and entry strategies adopted by foreign OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to gain a market share in the Turkish…

Iran: Ankara’s Partner or Rival?

08/07/2012
2012-08-07  by Richard Weitz Turkish analysts are well aware of Iran’s considerable influence in Iraq. Tehran disposes of several important assets in the country, including (like Turkey) geographic proximity, a newly self-conscious and empowered Shiite majority that appreciates Iran’s centrality to the Shiite faith, and influential pro-Iranian factions embedded within…

Turkey’s Goals in Iraq

08/05/2012
2012-08-05 By Richard Weitz Turkey views Iraq as a key area of interest and influence. Turkey has several core interests in Iraq: Cultivating ties with the various Iraqi factions, Preventing terrorists from using northern Iraq as a base of operations; Balancing the influence of Iran; Securing access to Iraqi oil…