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

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

It said the planned 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. It The government agency wants to 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.