Malaysia inks memorandum of understanding to purchase 3 warships from Türkiye

Malaysian Defense Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin presents letter of acceptance to procure naval corvettes to be built by Turkish firm STM

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Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to purchase three Turkish corvette warships, Türkiye's Secretariat of Defense Industries (SSB) announced on Monday.

Attending a ceremony in the capital Ankara, Defense Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin presented Malaysia's letter of acceptance to procure the naval vessels to be built by Turkish defense firm STM, the SSB said in a statement

SSB President Haluk Gorgun, who attended the event held at the secretariat from the Turkish side, said the memorandum of understanding marks a new chapter of strategic partnership between the two countries' defense industries.

"The successful execution of this project will ensure that the Turkish defense industry is prioritized as a provider in the Royal Malaysian Navy's other projects in the 15 to 5 Transformation Program to be implemented in the coming period," Gorgun said.

He underlined that Türkiye would "develop together with friendly and brotherly countries, sharing our technologies, know-how, and expertise in the defense industry."

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