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Turkey Seeks Maritime Surveillance Gear for Coast Guard Aircraft

January 17, 2016 (Photo Credit: Textron Aviation)

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s procurement office, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), released a Request for Information (RFI) to integrate subsystems into a coast guard aircraft for maritime surveillance operations. 

SSM said the RFI involves maintenance, operational services and integration of required subsystems for the one Beechcraft King Air 350ER the government will purchase for the coast guard program. 

The aircraft will perform maritime border security missions, search-and-rescue support and maritime surveillance operations.

SSM is responsible for the execution of the coast guard aircraft program. The government agency plans to gather information on potential integrators and clarify technical details concerning the aircraft and subsystems.

Bidders are asked to respond to the RFI no later than Feb. 1. 

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