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HAVELSAN Became “Regional Player” October 4, 2019

Months before we enter the new year, defence companies continue their efforts to increase their endorsement in the last quarter of 2019. We talked with Ahmet Hamdi Atalay, General Manager of HAVELSAN, the information and defence company that has turned its direction to digital transformation, about the company's plans in the last quarter, its future targets and the Turkish defence industry.

HAVELSAN, which develops software-intensive systems, is in the process of transitioning to a new business model to increase its visibility in national and international platforms. 2023 as the target of the company, the shell is changing in this framework. The company, which has been known only as a defence company until today, will also operate on the civilian side while maintaining this feature. Ahmet Hamdi Atalay, General Manager of HAVELSAN, said: “The distinction between civil defence technologies is gradually decreasing. In the past, the technology produced in the field of defence was applied in the civil field. Now technology is born in civilian and put into practice in the field of defence.” He also stated that defence and civilian activities should be carried out in a balance, and for this, the distinction between domestic and foreign should be paid attention. He mentioned that they want to “one-third of sales from the domestic defence field, one-third from the civilian area, one-third from abroad”.

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