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  • 60th Issue Sector News - 07.04.2018

    Sharp Eyes to AWACS USAF Has Had Enough New Electronic Warfare from France Printer-made Explosive New Generation Sonar System by MST Two New ANKA-Ss Delivered to TAF New Deal by STM

  • İşbir's New Objective, New Opening - 07.04.2018

    İşbir Elektrik, which has so far produced expensive yet quality work owing to limited opportunities, puts into practice its new strategies. With an eye to high production capacity, competitive price and traditional quality record, the Company’s Management discussed these objectives in detai

  • FNSS Favours Cooperation in Altay - 07.04.2018

    Scoring high business volume in land vehicles exports in the Far East, producing 8x8 in Malaysia and tank in Indonesia thanks to its cooperation models, FNSS stands out as one of the three companies bidding for the Altay Main Battle Tank mass production in Turkey. We discussed with General Manage

  • Eurasia Airshow, Opens its Doors - 07.04.2018

    Seeking to establish a bridge between Europe and Asia in the area of aviation, Eurasia Airshow will take place for the first time in April 25-29, 2018.  To be organised at Antalya International Airport, the Airshow has the objectiv

  • DIMDEX Fair News - 07.04.2018

    Large Sales by Leonardo Barzan Holdings, Established Fincantieri Day in Qatar Kongsberg’s Northern Wind Baykar’s Second Step Qatar, Pleased with ARES Qatar on Good Terms with BMC Rapid Response from Yonca-Onuk

  • Cooperation Time in Qatar - 07.04.2018

    Arms race observed in Gulf countries is now accompanied by indigenous production models. Following Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Qatar also started pursuing the same path. As tension between Qatar and other Gulf members escalates, the former makes efforts to prevent isolation. Intern

  • The Last Battlecruiser in the Seas Project 1144 Orlan; Namely, Kirov - 07.04.2018

    Project 1144 Orlan (Sea Eagle) class cruisers, being the largest surface battleships today, are more widely known as the Kirov class. Those familiar with or enthusiasts of naval systems can find it odd that we are using the plural form. Indeed, it is only the RFNS Petr Velikiy that is currently o

  • Is Turkey’s Strategy Heading Toward “NATO-exit”? - 07.04.2018

    The first answer to this question is: No!.. Turkish behaviour is based on the acknowledgement that NATO membership creates an ample room for

  • Weapon of the Future: LASER - 07.04.2018

    During the Siege of Syracuse (215 BC), Archimedes used the weapons of mirror and the sun to arrive at the equation “light=energy=weapon”. The legacy of this concept endures even today. This candidate weapon intended for land, naval and air platforms, is multi-dimensional. On this issu

  • 59th Issue Sector News - 18.03.2018

    JASSM-ER Reinforcement to F-15 J-20, Now in Service Demand for Spike Missiles Increase India did not Decelerate $117 Million for Ocean Unmanned Capability to Ejder ANKA Flew with Indigenous Engine ANKA-S in Inventory

  • SEDEC Focuses on Homeland Security - 18.03.2018

    Security and Defence Conference (SEDEC) is organising an event on a subject relatively unattended by the industry but which, in fact, holds a special place in the agenda. We evaluated this organisation with the SEDEC Management, highlighting an overlooked point in the framework of institutions an

  • Russian Effect on Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun - 18.03.2018

    During the Cold War, there was not only an ideological divide between the two poles. Both the USA and the USSR, which led the West and the East respectively, restructured their armies based on their battlefront experiences in the Second World War. According to the US Army, which owed its success

  • TAF Ruled Out “Hybrid War”!.. - 18.03.2018

    TAF demonstrated that a regular army shall always prevail over hybrid war components, if technological superiority is combined with the high capabilities of personnel deployed in the field.  Experts acknowledge that the conflict in Ukraine stands out as a spectacular example for &l

  • China’s Europe Policy: “Divide and Rule” - 18.03.2018

    The time-honoured “divide and rule” policy of the West is reshaped today at the hands of the East to work against the West. China, which further deepens the pre-existing cracks in the European Union with its economic openings, moves slowly yet adeptly while expanding its geographical

  • Version 4.0 Debate in NATO: Pact or Partnership? - 18.03.2018

    Preparing for its 70th anniversary in 2019, NATO undoubtedly differs from its original form in 1949, as it harbours other defence and security concerns today. With the end of the Cold War in early 1990s, NATO gradually moved beyond its usual military tasks to embrace political objectives, thus dr

  • Warfare Concept of the Future - 18.03.2018

    Multipolar world and the predominant role of non-state actors in war strategy have rendered obsolete many customary state doctrines. Realities traditionally acknowledged so far have assumed new names like asymmetric threat, psychological warfare, proxy war and multidimensional war. Irregular mili

  • 58th Issue Sector News - 09.02.2018

    Norway, Germany Unite Forces ASW Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Marketing Boost to HERO 400EC Black Hawk Goes to Riyadh FREMM Requisition in Athens  Eastern Partnership in UAV Rolls-Royce Tightens Belt Alternative Solution

  • Alp Aviation, On its Way to Indigenous Programs - 09.02.2018

    An important centre featuring the technology and capabilities Turkey has acquired in air platforms, is located in Eskişehir. In this regard, Alp Aviation not only contributes to Turkey with investments in aviation but also serves as an export gate. We discussed with Mustafa Kemal Erçelik,

  • SSİK: Silent and Deep… - 09.02.2018

    Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK), headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, convened on January 31, 2018. This first meeting of the new year drew remarkable attention; not only it was lengthy but also it had a loaded agenda. Taking into account that President Recep Tayyip Erd

  • AIRBUS, Partner of Turkish Aviation! - 09.02.2018

    Turkish Defence Industry, which specified an export target of $10bn by 2021 in line with the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries’ (SSM) International Cooperation and Export Strategy Plan for 2017-2021, not only situates itself in global markets with competitive indigenous products but a

  • Big Trump and National Security Strategy - 09.02.2018

    In December 2017, the US President Donald Trump released his administration’s National Security Strategy and explained it in a 30-minute speech. The Preface, which appears at the very beginning of this document, is as important as the report itself with respect to the public psychology that

  • Making Enemies Equals Running to Hell! - 09.02.2018

    The mankind is now paying for the wrong policies of a superpower, left “single” following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States of America proceeds to the unknown by continuously making new enemies. Imm

  • Australia Girded Loins - 09.02.2018

    Legitimising military intervention in domestic terrorist incidents, refusing to become a party to the latest UN nuclear weapon ban treaty, and increasing arms exports to boost employment are among the recent offensive policies of Australia... The latest example of Aus

  • $20bn Ship - 09.02.2018

    Today, the world’s largest operational aircraft carriers undoubtedly belong to the Nimitz and Theodore Roosevelt Class ships. Although there are similarities between USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN78), which is currently at sea and about to enter into service, and USS Nimitz (CVN68), in fact these

  • 7,62×35mm Ammunition, an Alternative ? - 15.01.2018

    “New age conflicts require new weapons. The newest favourite in close quarter battles which predominantly occur in urban areas is the infantry rifle with its high-accuracy, easy-to-use ammunition in high and low velocities with a high hit rate…” As armed conflicts pre

  • Happy Ending in Scorpene - 15.01.2018

    India’s first indigenous submarine built at Mazagon Dockyard in Mumbai with technology transfer from France, Scorpene Class INS Kalvari officially entered service during a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

  • VAB Found Its Light Successor: VBMR Léger - 15.01.2018

    It is a major event that occurred recently in France when Nexter, part of the French-German KNDS company, has won the Light VBMR (VBMR Léger) contract for the Armée de Terre (French Army).  The contract, worth more than one billion Euros, includes the procurement of a

  • European Union Becomes “Balance Factor”... - 15.01.2018

    Both sides have realised that recent developments do not bode well for the future. The EU policy of escalating tension with Turkey, pursued for three years and reached a climax on the eve of the April 16 referendum, amounts to nothing!..  This policy led Turkey to question broadly

  • ASFAT Inc., Established - 15.01.2018

    One of the most important events for the sector that took place this month was undoubtedly the Statutory Decree (KHK), published in the Official Gazette on December 24. Military Factory and Shipyard Operation Corporation (ASFAT Inc.) has been established to bring military factories and shipyards&

  • From Loose Integration to Fragmentation: Gulf Cooperation Council - 15.01.2018

    Asserting that it will soon evolve in a kind of security community exemplified by the European Union, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has nevertheless been drifting into fragmentation as demonstrated by the latest developments.  Theoretical explanations on regional integration i

  • 56th Issue Sector News - 11.12.2017

    India is All Smiles with Smart Bomb Ships of the Gulf, Entrusted to Rolls-Royce Cochin Shipyard Will Carry the Torch NIMR Automotive to Supply Turkmenistan's Special Operations Vehicles Berlin Says, "Survivor R" HForce Passed Ballist

  • Tiny Little Men Fitting into Devices: Artificial Intelligence - 11.12.2017

    Many things considered ordinary in the eyes of today’s tablet children, astonish some of us. This group of people once believed in their childhood that there were tiny little men in radios and that it was their conversation heard from outside.  Let us focus on modern times&he

  • ASELSAN Gained Momentum; Will Continue to Grow - 11.12.2017

    Established for the purpose of addressing the gap in military communications in Turkey, ASELSAN today is the highest-ranking Turkish company among 100 defence companies of the world as an affiliate of the TAFF, whose shares run in stock markets. During the defence exhibition organised in Ukraine,

  • SSİK: Why This Way? What Just Happened? - 11.12.2017

    Gathered under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on November 2, 2017, the Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) embodied many firsts. Since the previous SSİK had met in October 2016, this SSİK will be remembered as the first and possibly the last gathering of 2017. Minister

  • 56th Issue Fair News - 11.12.2017

    Target in Thailand: Artillery No Surveillance, No Artillery A First by Japan China, Active in Thai Market Surprises in Thailand Continue Things are Going Well for Daewoo Indian Industry, Strong in Bangkok Israel, Undoubtedly Ba

  • Winds of Change in the Far East - 11.12.2017

    Organised in Bangkok, the Defense & Security 2017 Exhibition opened its doors with sorrow, immediately after the funeral to bid farewell to the late king of Thailand.  Increased procurement of modern weapons in the region symbolises the rise in military threat perceptions. It w

  • Towards a Great Chaos… - 11.12.2017

    The US President Donald Trump’s plan to relocate the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and to acknowledge this city, considered holy by the three Abrahamic religions, as the official capital of Israel in near future, is the stepping stone to an unavoidable bloody chaos of great proportion

  • Seoul: Under Crossfire in Asia… - 11.12.2017

    On November 9, Republic of Korea’s President Moon Jae-in launched the “New Southern Policy,” with the intention of deepening relations with ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries. Already a member of the ASEAN + 3 platform since 1997 together with Japan and Chi

  • Siemens’ Digital Revolution Proposal - 07.11.2017

    As Turkish defence industry plans for future investments, Siemens approaches the subject from another perspective. Siemens maintains that the digital industrialisation known as Industry 4.0 will catalyse processes to decrease costs and enhance competitive power. While the number of projects taken

  • 55. Issue Sector News - 07.11.2017

    Latvia Took Delivery of Howitzers Bundeswehr Restocks Long-Range Investments Seeing without Seeing: Virtual Window Technology ROKETSAN, Ready for Global Competition Otokar Beyond Borders White Hackers Compete TAI Began Countdow

  • Ukraine: Both Market and Venue of Cooperation - 07.11.2017

    ASELSAN was the most auspicious foreign company at the “International Specialised Exhibition Arms and Security 2017” organised in Ukraine. In the scope of this event, we got together with President & CEO of ASELSAN Faik Eken to discuss ASELSAN’s activities in this country. &

  • Hybrid Era for MKEK - 07.11.2017

    Serving the Turkish defence industry since the Ottoman times and having accomplished many tasks up to the present, MKEK (Machinery and Chemical Industry Institution) proceeds silently yet modestly and decisively as a state economic enterprise. The Institution is in the process of shedding its ski

  • Alp Aviation Hit a Major Milestone in Helicopter - 07.11.2017

    Alp Aviation facilities in Eskişehir bring in significant gains for Turkey with the technology to produce the most critical parts of helicopters, namely gears, gearboxes and powertrains. The company, which will work on behalf of the Sikorsky Aircraft in the framework of Turkish Utility

  • 55. Issue Ukraine Fair News - 07.11.2017

    ASELSAN: The Star of Ukraine Satellite Leap by ROKETSAN New Move by Taxila WB Electronics Merciless to UAVs Modernized T-72 On Display Ukraine Suppresses by Automatic Mortar

  • Ukraine: Marching at Double Time - 07.11.2017

    International Specialised Exhibition Arms and Security 2017 organised in Ukraine was a stage for many dilemmas. Ukraine’s major defence exhibition organised annually, was characterised by remarkable attendance at the national level. Speaking in terms of companies and institutions

  • 55. Issue AUSA Fair News - 07.11.2017

    Combat-deployable Robot Era in the USA New Communications Solution for Tough Conditions Halfway Through in Active Protection “Laser Alternative” by Oshkosh Hybrid Period for Remote-control New Step in Network-centric Combat 

  • What is Seen at Gun Sight? AUSA 2017 - 07.11.2017

    AUSA 2017 meeting organised by the Association of US Army, has just ended with the same passionate enthusiasm observed at the outset. Dominating the stage were the US Army’s comprehensive modernisation program and the Future Vertical Lift seeking to replace the veteran helicopter fleet as J

  • Barzani and Poster of Öcalan Raised at Raqqa… - 07.11.2017

    The Middle East once again witnesses a series of conspiracy-laden events, which would definitely “make the devil run away at full gallop.” The latest example for this are the developments in Kurdish cultural sphere, which rise to prominence against the background of deep instability e

  • USA's Trial with the Drone - 07.11.2017

    The Trump Administration, motivated by internal and external pressures for broader use of drones, may fuel great power conflicts and instability especially in Africa. The United States of America is under pressure from inside and outside to authorise broader use of drones. While drone c

  • 54. Issue Exhibition News - 02.10.2017

    New Task for Gripen Nexter’s Exclusive Solutions for Global Market Leonardo Joined the Team Rolls-Royce Looks Beyond the Horizon Rafael Solutions Move to London UK Dragonfire Self-confident MBDA Left Its Mark in London El

  • 54. Issue Sector News - 02.10.2017

    Changing Threats, Versatile Solutions Israeli-made Ship Took to the Seas Russian Technology, Chinese Production Astra BVRAAM Put a Smile on Faces US does not Give Up on LCS Black Hawk Delivery to Afghanistan Commenced Anti-UAV Patriot

  • Eurasia Airshow Aims at $40m Target - 02.10.2017

    Although aviation is traditionally separated into commercial and military, these two are in fact highly intermingled. An organisation in the scope of Eurasia has never been launched in Turkey, despite great enthusiasm for aviation in this country. The undertaking will be a major event not only wi

  • In the Shadow of BREXIT: DSEI 2017 - 02.10.2017

    The United Kingdom, which deepened its geographical divide with the European Union with a political divide following BREXIT, attended the first DSEI amid the aftershocks of this radical decision. Is the “Empire on which the sun never sets” looming into darkness with respect to defence

  • The Person behind Iraq’s Fragmentation: Not Barzani, but Nouri al-Maliki... - 02.10.2017

    Nouri al-Maliki is the statesman, deciding the fate of Iraq between 2006 and 2014. His policies stand before us as the main reason behind the deep instability faced by the country. He was born in 1950 as the son of a middle class family in Hindiyah, southern Baghdad. His grandfather Muh

  • The Saudi Impact on Africa - 02.10.2017

    Africa is on the brink of a serious collapse in the face of Jihadi Wahhabism inspired by Saudi Arabia, crises in Qatar and Yemen forcing to choose sides, plus socio-economic and ecological plight caused by Saudi- financed agricultural activities. Against the backdrop of Africa’s e

  • Europe’s New Security Problem: Europe Itself - 02.10.2017

    Continuously being tested by refugee flows and terrorist attacks, Europe witnesses that tensions have risen to Cold War levels thanks to Russia’s close yet controlled advances. Nevertheless, security issues in Europe lead to “fissures” rather than “union” and togethe

  • ALEMDAR Off for Its First Drill - 02.10.2017

    A-582 TCG ALEMDAR Submarine Rescue Mother Ship built by Istanbul Shipyard performed in its first ever drill. The ship, which was delivered to the Naval Forces inventory this summer, took part in the Exercise DYNAMIC MONARCH-17. Hosted by the Naval Forces Command, the exercise took place in the Ak

  • 53. Issue Sector News - 29.08.2017

    Moving On with EUROSAM New Radar to 'Patriot', by Lockheed General Atomics UAV Flew at Red Flag Israel Undecided Just as Germany Signature of $5,91 Billion by Qatar TAI, Wastes No Time BMC Chosen for TTA-2 Project TCG I

  • AYESAŞ and VESTEL Defence Grow with New Strategies in a New Age… - 29.08.2017

    One of Turkey’s time-honoured private companies in defence and aerospace, Aydın Yazılım (AYESAŞ) reaps the yields of various investments as a joint venture of Zorlu Group. The Company offers a wide range of capabilities from working with SMEs to supplying its own product to the F-35, to mee

  • Crispy Like Fresh-Baked - 29.08.2017

    Perhaps you may have noticed; most bread sold in plastic bags retain their freshness for more than a week, while the bagel you just bought in the morning simply becomes hard to bite at the end of the day. Since their basic ingredient is the flour, there must be a reason for this difference. 

  • Dassault Systèmes is an Aspirant for TF-X - 29.08.2017

    As time is ticking for the design activities of Turkish National Fighter Program (TF-X) to start, companies are looking for a placement in Turkey to demonstrate their expertise on this subject. Being one of these aspirants, the French company Dassault Systèmes manages to shorten the proces

  • The Last Legendary Battleship: Iowa Class - 29.08.2017

    Once ruling the seas, battleships or so-called armoured ships, gradually lost favour to aircraft. On the eve of the Second World War, many large navies were indecisive as regards the fate of these platforms. Being the last of these formidable giants cruising the seas, Iowa class battleships were

  • Hard Times: “Fragmentation” Endures… - 29.08.2017

    When it comes to Iraq and Syria, we can talk about territorial integrity only in a “literal sense.” There is no way out other than facing the facts.  The fact before us is that we are witnessing a period proceeding in the same path once drawn by the George W. Bush Admin

  • Separating Fact from Fiction about North Korea - 29.08.2017

    Despite the long-held conviction, North Korea is far from being a poor, communist state, which would definitely starve without Chinese support. On account of mainstream media’s exclusive focus on North Korea’s nuclear programs, many facts about this country remain in the shadows. 

  • 52. Issue Sector News - 21.07.2017

    Funding Ready for “Boxer” Hybrid Protection by Serbia General Dynamics Solution for Canada Anti-ship Missile under Focus North-South Tension Increased Momentum in Defence Giant Aircraft Carrier Took to the Seas TCG Kınalıada

  • Once Again in Europe: Common Defence - 21.07.2017

    Attempts to move towards common defence have been part of the United Europe project since its inception following the Second World War. It is doubtful whether the recently launched European Defence Fund will pave the way for a happy ending.  It was in September 2016 that the Europe

  • METEKSAN Prepares for the Future - 21.07.2017

    Up until today, METEKSAN Defence has been known for the services and sub-systems offered to platform manufacturers. Among the most prominent of these are damage control simulator, helicopter fire training simulator and MİLDAR radar. Now the company keeps working on its latest products, developed

  • Katmerciler Looks for Niche Product to Make a Difference - 21.07.2017

    Established around 30 years ago to supply vehicle-mounted equipment, Katmerciler is taking incremental steps to occupy a larger area in the sector. The company participated in IDEF’17 with many new products following extensive preparation for this special occasion. These included; ambulance

  • Anti-ship Missile Under Focus - 21.07.2017

    MBDA has successfully performed the first qualification trials of its Sea Venom/Anti-Navire Léger (ANL) anti-ship missile at Île du Levant Test Range in France on 21 June. During the tests, the performance of critical components of missile were evaluated, such as propulsion system as

  • 52nd Issue Exhibition News - 21.07.2017

    Task Switch: From Training to Close Air Support Finally: A Satisfying Demonstration by the JSF Embraer on the Hunt Airbus Era in Search & Rescue Boeing Seized the Opportunity Kawasaki Looks for Support New Member to Mirach Family

  • Where does the Future of Aviation Lie? Paris Air Show - 21.07.2017

    Taking the pulse of developments in global aviation and organised for the 52nd time this year, Paris Air Show opened its door at Le Bourget in June 19-25. Civil aviation keeps its rhythm in one way or another thanks to competition and globalisation; however, it is possible to argue that, by 2017,

  • TAI’s Show of Strength - 21.07.2017

    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) participated in the fair to demonstrate the fruits of years of efforts. The company, which had displayed the mock-ups or prototypes of its products in Paris in the past years, was much at ease this time. At the fair’s outdoor show park, the company exhibit

  • 51st Issue Sector News - 01.06.2017

    Raytheon Confident in Korea Fincantieri Anchors in France Seoul Relies on Rolls-Royce Heron Outstretches to the Sea Laser Move by ASELSAN Investment; Sought and Found

  • 51st Issue Exhibition News - 01.06.2017

    TAI, Dazzled with its Objectives Striking Moves by ROKETSAN Simulation Days in HAVELSAN ASELSAN Sets Record after Record İşbir, Silently Moving Forward Giant Steps by FNSS Nurol; Vehicle and Deal Combined OTOKAR Points Out the

  • Common Capabilities, Original Solutions: STM - 01.06.2017

    IDEF 2017 will take its rightful place in history as an occasion for Turkish defence industry’s show of strength. However, with respect to products displayed and agreements signed, STM is going through one of the most important periods in its history. Raising expectations through postings i

  • Rolls-Royce Comes with a New Engine to New Aircraft - 01.06.2017

    As one of the most assertive engine producers of the United Kingdom, Rolls-Royce (RR) seems to become a part of Turkey’s Indigenous Fighter Jet Project. The company, which drew attention with its striking media planning and important partnership deals on the very first day of IDEF, is affil

  • Eurojet: More Powerful than Typhoon with Turkish Contribution - 01.06.2017

    One of the bidders competing for the TF-X Program is the Eurojet Consortium. The distinguishing feature about this proposal is that, one of the firms under this Consortium has also made a separate bid. Looking at the issue from the perspective of air platforms, the engine is definitely a major co

  • It Can Do Everything but Fly! ATAKSİM - 01.06.2017

    Armed air vehicles have become one of the most dangerous elements beginning with their appearance on the battle stage. Adding a third dimension to the battlefield, these mechanical birds have proved to be indispensable ever since the Battle of Benghazi. What is comparably more dangerous are pilot

  • Turkey’s International Show of Strength: IDEF 2017 - 01.06.2017

    Organised this year under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, IDEF 2017 13th International Defence Industry Fair conveyed a message to the international public opinion from Turkey, which has been struggling with problems inside and beyond its borders for a year and whose sec

  • Triangular-Winged Legend of the Skies: Mirage III - 01.06.2017

    Although not the first of its kind, Mirage series is the first that comes to mind when referring to delta-wing aircraft. Being the first fighter of this series, Mirage III served the most in the battlefield as compared to other jets commissioned at the time. This triangular-winged aircraft had it

  • NATO: Problematic Alliance... - 01.06.2017

    The US Administration has recently announced that “Cooperation with PYD-YPG in Syria, particularly during the Raqqa Operation is a tactical move; it does not bear any strategic quality or continuity.” To what extent, is this explanation satisfying?  Back in the First an

  • In the Middle East, Polarisation is Crystallizing… - 01.06.2017

    As a boiling cauldron, the Middle East is witnessing the rise of a new bloc centred upon the United States, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, as an alternative to the Russia-Iran duo. Turkey, constrained by the circumstances beyond its control, currently sides with the second camp, which may not bode well

  • Search for Collaboration under the Shadow of Terror - 01.06.2017

    Organised this year between May 21-23, American Turkish Council’s 36th Annual Conference on US-Turkey Relations took place at Trump Hotel in Washington D.C. under the shadow of nuisance felt in Turkey caused by US support to PYD. Against the backdrop of President Trump’s announcement

  • Demir: IDEF is Now Our Showcase - 08.05.2017

    Once an event, in which foreign companies exhibited their products for the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF), IDEF has transformed into a fair, through which products in the TAF inventory were exhibited under the auspices of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM). On the eve of this occasion,

  • TAFF Welcomes IDEF at its 30th Anniversary - 08.05.2017

    Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF) is getting prepared for IDEF at the 30th anniversary of its establishment. On this occasion, Deputy General Manager Sadık Piyade conveyed us the founding purpose, contemporary issues and targets of the Foundation. C4Defenc

  • From Arms Embargoes to the Present... - 08.05.2017

    It was those days of the Cold War, when we felt safe under the NATO umbrella. We would realise years later how much risks we had taken for survival, under the circumstances of the time…  We would also recognise that the Cuban Missile Crisis, which erupted thanks to Soviet Un

  • Welcome IDEF - 08.05.2017

    “Numbered days pass quickly.”; so they say… The countdown to IDEF, which began in November, ended rapidly. Today, the Fair is opening its door to visitors.  As C4Defence, we welcome you with special content on IDEF, taking pride in the fact that we are celebrating the publ

  • UOP: Looking Forward to Develop Relations with Turkey in all Areas - 08.05.2017

    In our previous issue, we published the first part of an interview with the CEO of Ukrainian state enterprise UkrOboronProm (UOP), Mr. Roman Romanov. UOP and Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) have signed many agreements and MoUs to develop bilateral relations. Prior to Interna

  • Turkey’s Defence Industry Potential on the Verge of IDEF - 08.05.2017

    When we observe the global business development activities of Turkish defence companies, we see that their focus is mainly on a flight zone (hinterland) covering four hours. This hinterland covers the Central Asian Republics, North Africa, the Gulf Region Countries and Eastern Europe. 

  • Company News - 08.05.2017

    AKBA Solution against Live Bombs AlpDefence to Set Up Defence Line at IDEF Alp Aviation Shoulders the Sector ASELSAN Sets High Goals ATEL’s Goal is to Export National Solutions FNSS with Six New Products and a Long-Term Strategy Gi

  • What is the Target for Altay’s Engine? - 18.04.2017

    Official remarks by UkrOboronProm (UOP), Ukraine’s highest state institution in defence industry, as regards the engine of the Turkish Main Battle Tank Altay, have drawn much attention. In its aftermath, we interviewed with Delta Defence Savunma Ltd., representing the engine family in Turke

  • Following the Code, Now is Time for the Robot - 18.04.2017

    Although many spectators got carried away with the thrill in “Da Vinci’s Code”, more stressful moments may await us in real life.  Certainly, all of us would like to live a healthy life. However, the life itself is full of surprises. Imagine that one day, you have

  • UOP: Profit Time for Defence - 18.04.2017

    Ukraine have gone through hard times in the last two years in terms of homeland defence. Simultaneously, UkrOboronProm (UOP), association of multi-product enterprises in various sectors of the defence industry of Ukraine, has commenced producing for export markets. We spoke with UkrOboronProm Gen

  • Higher Education in Defence: Defence Technologies Congress 2017 - 18.04.2017

    University activities serve not only as an important venue to establish cooperation between state, university and defence industry, but also as an opportunity to reach out directly to university students, who constitute the defence industry’s future. In a period, when defence representative

  • TCG ANADOLU, is Under Construction - 18.04.2017

    Organised on behalf of the IMEAK Chamber of Shipping, the 14th International Maritime Exhibition & Conference took place in Istanbul between March 21-24, 2017. Speaking at the Conference, Executive Board Member of Sedef Shipyard, Orkun Kalkavan announced that production and design of Turkey&r

  • Tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicles - 18.04.2017

    At their crawling stage, motor vehicles were instruments supporting men in the First World War. When it came to the Second World War, machine and man began to operate in coordination. Still, in doctrinal terms, the question how the infantry will serve in a mechanised war remained ambiguous for a

  • The Cost of North Atlantic Security - 18.04.2017

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