Turkey made a deal with the China Precision Machinery Import Export Corp (CPMIEC) on Oct. 3 for the FD-2000 missile defense system. Beating out competing Russian, American, and European manufacturers for the bid, CPMIEC is poised to become the first Chinese company to complete a major high-tech weapons deal with a NATO member. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psak raised concerns over the compatibility of the system with existing NATO technology, as well as with CPMIEC, which is currently under sanctions by the U.S. for violations of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act. Murad Bayar, Turkey’s Undersecretary of Defense Industries at the Defense Ministry, said the deal is “highly likely” to go through and that it could be finalized within six months. (Aljazeera, Oct.1; Reuters, Oct. 2; Reuters, Oct. 3)