US considers granting missile ships to Turkey
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A recent bill has been submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives that would authorize President Barack Obama to grant the provision of guided missile-firing naval vessels to Turkey, along with several other countries, including Thailand and Mexico.
Under the motion, Turkey may receive the USS Halyburton (FFG”“40) and the USS Thach (FFG”“43) ships.
The move comes at a time when Turkey is bidding to develop its national corvettes and frigates along with missiles.
SOM, the stand-off cruise against both land and sea targets, is one example.
The bill has angered the Washington-based Hellenic-American Leadership Council (HALC), which has begun pursuing action to halt the transaction, its official website has said.
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