Özden Örnek and the Story of MİLGEM 7 February, 2019

When it comes to MİLGEM, one of the persons to come to mind is former Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces, retired Admiral Özden Örnek, who recounted in this book what he had witnessed behind the curtains since the inception of the project. While reading Örnek’s book, you will hear the first-hand account of unknown facts as regards Turkey’s major national ship projects.

One of the most urgent issues of Turkey is probably related with the transfer of knowledge to the coming generations. As this wound festers, those who produce this knowledge have probably more role in this plight than those who do not read books. Admiral Örnek’s work recounts the steps to success and the extraordinary efforts by the now called Research Center Command (Araştırma Merkezi Komutanlığı/ ARMERKOM) and MİLGEM Project Office (MPO) of the Turkish Naval Forces Command as well as the Presidency of Defense Industries (former Undersecretariat for Defense Industries) and Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik (STM).

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