Current Situation Analysis from SSB

Current Situation Analysis from SSB 30 November, 2019

The report titled International Cooperation and Export in Defence and Aviation Industry dated October 2019 was shared at the Conference held in Antalya.

The study aims to create a sectoral situation analysis in order to prepare the ground for strategy development in line with the 2023 export targets.

The study was created with the information provided by 27 companies that realized 95 per cent of the sector's exports according to the data of the Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Assocıatıon (SSI). This report will follow the strategy development workshop and strategy implementation phases.

The 27 companies consulted by the Defence Industry Presidency are as follows;

ASELSAN, HAVELSAN, SDT, MİLSOFT, AYESAŞ, METEKSAN in the electronic sub-sector.

Land vehicles: BMC, FNSS, OTOKAR, Nurol Makina, Katmerciler

Marine Platforms: STM, TAIS, ARES, Yonca-Onuk

Aerial Platforms: TAI, Baykar, THY Technic, Kale Aviation, TEI, Alp Aviation.

Weapon Ammunition: MKEK, Samsun Dormitory Defence, Roketsan, Ata Weapon.

Other: Yakupoğlu, Repkon.

Exporters league and ranking report took place as follows:

First Division USA and Russia. These two countries account for 36 per cent and 21 per cent of global sales in 2014-2018, respectively. These two countries have 41 and 2 countries respectively. *

Situated above Turkey's ranking in the country for France, Germany, China, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Republic of Korea, Ukraine, Switzerland.

Reports based on the last six years, Turkey's total exports rose 10.5 per cent of the defence and aerospace exports increased by 61.3 per cent.

According to the information in the report, the sector's target for 2023 has been determined as 10.2 Billion Dollars. The total target of 27 companies for 2019 was estimated to be 3.36 billion and the total target for 2023 was estimated at 8.23 ​​billion dollars. Since the target set in the 11th Development Plan is 10.2 billion dollars, the report expressed the expectation of acceleration in exports.

The strengths and weaknesses in exports were also addressed according to firms.

Strengths: the possibility of technology transfer, original design, after-sales support, R & D, production certification in NATO Standards, foreign partner, cost effectiveness, Event marketing, being state foundation company, firm reliability and awareness, high technology, fast and timely delivery, human resources, price advantage, wide product portfolio, experience in knowledge, flexibility in customer-oriented solutions, quality.

Weaknesses: Slowness in bureaucratic processes, Lack of global logistics infrastructure, Late entry into the market, Foreign dependence on raw materials, Lack of international references, Lack of permanent overseas offices, Impact of domestic project decisions, Company brand awareness abroad, Lack of company establishment experience abroad, Competitive price, the lack of domestic references, economic uncertainty and increasing costs, lack of credit mechanisms, organizational inadequacies, and international relations.

* Editor's Note Russia's exports are carried out by two companies.

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