Turkey looks to offensive missiles to strengthen its deterrence

  • Ankara may opt to develop offensive missiles to strengthen its deterrent capabilities
  • The move may have been prompted by Russia firing cruise missiles into Syria last October

Turkey has signalled it is to adopt a strategy based on the acquisition of offensive missiles to increase its deterrent capabilities, IHS Jane’s has learned.

News of the plans emerged at a briefing that the head of the Turkish Defence Industries Undersecretariat (SSM), Ismail Demir, gave to lawmakers at the Turkish Parliament’s National Defence Committee on 7 January.

“A defence concept under which both offensive and defensive systems could be used simultaneously will also enable deterrence.

Full article: Turkey looks to offensive missiles to strengthen its deterrence (IHS Jane’s 360)

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