China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC) is a Chinese defense contractor that manufacturers missile and air defense systems.
In a notable announcement in September 2013, Turkey, a member of the NATO alliance, declared its intention to acquire a missile defense system from the Chinese company, in a deal valued at US 3.44 billion USD. CPMIEC was selected against a 3 other competitors. The Aster 30 missile with SAMP/T launcher from the Italo-French consortium Eurosam came second, the Patriot missile defense system offered by Lockheed and Raytheon came third and the S-300 system from the Russian Rosoboronexport fourth in the competition. Following critics from NATO, Turkey agreed to reconsider the deal until December 2014.