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  • Submarine Moved on Land
    Submarine Moved on Land 8 July 2020
    Transportation of major combatant ship operation on land is also a method used during the 1453 Istanbul Siege. Although it has been used many times in history to transfer large military watercraft between two locations, it is not a common method today. Iran, which is often come to on the agenda of the defence industry with strange and sometimes reverse engineering steps, has seen in the social media with a very interesting move this time. A video on social media showed that one...
  • TCG İstanbul Waits for Preveza
    TCG İstanbul Waits for Preveza 21 June 2020
    The first dates of the Istanbul-class frigates are determined. Defence Technologies Engineering and Trade Inc. (STM) is the main contractor for the warship. According to the information shared from Turkey's Shipbuilding industrialists - (GİSBİR) milestone dates for TCG Istanbul are as follows: The launch date of TCG Istanbul is January 2021. Completion of port acceptance tests: May 2022. Completion of the cruise acceptance tests: January 2023. Admis...
  • National Power for Domestic Frigate
    National Power for Domestic Frigate 11 June 2020
    After four Ada Class corvettes built for the Turkish Navy, STM started cooperation agreements for Class I frigates. It is aimed to increase the rate of domestic components in Istanbul Frigate, which is the fifth vessel of the MILGEM Project and first-class I ship. STM was commissioned as the main contractor to cover the ship's design, weapon-electronic systems and main propulsion system responsibilities. In the project, where ASELSAN and HAVELSAN are the main business partn...
  • Steel Cutting Ceremony for Pakistan's Third MİLGEM
    Steel Cutting Ceremony for Pakistan's Third MİLGEM 9 June 2020
    PN MİLGEM Project within the scope of the third of the corvettes to be exported to Pakistan was held in the steel cutting ceremony. The keel laying ceremony of the first MİLGEM type corvette for Pakistan Navy was held on June 4 at Istanbul Shipyard Command. Steel cutting ceremony was held for the third platform at Pakistan's Karachi Shipyard today. The contract covering technology transfer and co-production for platforms was signed between ASFAT Inc. and Pakistan in 20...
  • Turkey Lays Keel of Pakistan’s First MILGEM
    Turkey Lays Keel of Pakistan’s First MILGEM 5 June 2020
    In accordance with the needs of the Pakistani Navy, an agreement was signed between Turkey and Islamabad for the supply of four MİLGEM- class vessels. Under the contract, it was decided that two of the platforms would be built at Istanbul Shipyard Command and the remaining two ships in Karachi. The keel laying ceremony of the first MİLGEM type corvette for Pakistan Navy was held on June 4 at Istanbul Shipyard Command. Pakistani media reported that these vessels would contr...
  • Mk41 VLS Procurement for Turkish Navy
    Mk41 VLS Procurement for Turkish Navy 17 May 2020
    Vertical Launching System (VLS) provides important advantages in the intelligence due to the inability of detection carried ammunition from outside, high rate of fire and flexibility. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has signed a new agreement with BAE Systems worths USD 42.8 million.In this context, Mk 13 Mod 0; Mk 21 Mod 1, Mod 2, Mod 3 and Mk 29 Mode 0 canister production in addition to the Mk 13 Mod 0 renew. The contract, inclu...
  • Turkish Domestic Naval Projects Full Ahead
    Turkish Domestic Naval Projects Full Ahead 7 May 2020
    President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir answered questions of Turkey's leading defence magazines via domestic video conferencing system. Answering the questions of C4Defence, Demir made important statements about the Turkish defence sector's post-COVID-19 period plans in addition to naval systems projects. Stating that the naval projects and TF-2000 process is continue, Prof. Dr. Demir stated that TF-2000 continued to maturation process&nbs...
  • Domestic Weapons to I Class Frigate
    Domestic Weapons to I Class Frigate 7 May 2020
    President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir answered questions of Turkey's leading defence magazines via domestic video conferencing system. Answering the questions of C4Defence, Demir made important statements about the I-class frigate and naval projects. The first ship of the class, TCG Istanbul is under construction. It is on the agenda that domestic weapons are preferred for next three other platforms. Stating that the ship-based missile work a...
  • Domestic ARAS-2023 for Turkish Indigenous LHD
    Domestic ARAS-2023 for Turkish Indigenous LHD 10 April 2020
    TCG Anadolu (L 400) is counting days to enter the Turkish Navy inventory. In this process, the systems that will be integrated into the platform also appear. ARAS-2023 diver detection sonar will protect TCG Anadolu, whose construction activities are continuing in Sedef Shipyard located in Istanbul. The system developed by Armelsan Defence Technologies company offers the possibility of early detection of attacks to be made by underwater units. ARAS-2023, which is an ac...
  • TCG Anadolu is back at sea
    TCG Anadolu is back at sea 3 February 2020
      Turkey's first Landing Helicopter Dock / LHD TCG Anatolia met sea again. After the completion of the main hull, the ship was launched the sea for a while and then moved back to the dry dock to complete the integration of the main propulsion and propulsion system. After these operations, he was taken to the pocket dock. Here, the ship's further test preparations will be made. Istanbul Sedef Shipyard is the primary constructor of the ship. Thousand 4...
  • German Court Overturns Export Ban on Military Equipment to Saudi Arabia
    German Court Overturns Export Ban on Military Equipment to Saudi Arabia 9 December 2019
    The Administrative Court in Frankfurt am Main ruled that the Federal Government’s freeze on armaments exports to Saudi Arabia was not legal according to the Handelsblatt daily newspaper. Rheinmetall Military Vehicles GmbH, sued Berlin because the bulk of a major contract with Saudi Arabia was ‘sabotaged’ by a poorly reasoned decision by the federal government. In November 2016, Rheinmetall announced a major order from a foreign customer. "The order i...
  • Quo Vadis at TAI
    Quo Vadis at TAI 29 November 2019
    Top officials from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS / TAI) left post last week. General Manager and CEO of TAI, Temel Kotil is also affected by this fury. It was primarily speculated that Kotil was asked to resign. This claim was not confirmed, but C4Defence learned that on November 28, 2019, the Board of Directors convened extraordinarily during the day. Although the agenda item was not officially announced, the meeting continued until late at night and General Manager Koti...
  • TCG Anadolu is waiting for the end of 2020
    TCG Anadolu is waiting for the end of 2020 21 November 2019
    President of Defence Industry Dr. İsmail Demir said that they would deliver the TCG Anatolian Ship to the Navy towards the end of 2020. The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship (Landing Helicopter Dock /LHD) TCG Anadolu, is under construction in Istanbul Tuzla. Demir has paid a visit to investigate developments in TCG Anatolia. Demir, following visit, made a statement: “Our boat, known to the public as an aircraft carrier, is being carried out very regularly and whe...
  • Name changes the content Remains: ITU Rover 1 November 2019
    Rover, the interdisciplinary student club of ITU, sees itself in a different lane with its years of experience. The problem of the club, which has achieved many successes with its disciplined and planned work, is no different from the others: financial and moral support. C4Defence: When was the ITU Rover Team founded, and what is its scope? ITU Rover Team: In September 2016, ITU Robotics Club, formerly known as ITU ARIGE, is composed of ex...
  • Fifth Ship Works Started at MİLGEM
    Fifth Ship Works Started at MİLGEM 15 October 2019
    Signatures were signed for the fifth ship of the MİLGEM program of the Turkish Naval Forces and the first ship of class I. The fourth ship of the ADA class submarine defence warfare corvettes was signed on September 29th with the delivery ceremony of TCG Kınalıada. In the design of the fifth ship class, I air defence frigate, Defence Technologies Engineering Inc. (STM) will serve. The company had previously installed the design of four Ada classes. The ships were built under the command of th...
  • India Targets Wrong Turkish Shipyard over Ties with Pakistan 4 October 2019
      For the first time, India is taking punitive action against a Turkish firm Anadolu Shipyard according to US-based magazine Defence News. The work, however, is based on a misunderstanding according to C4Defence’s investigation. Defence News wrote that the Turkish company has defence ties with Indian rival Pakistan. India has chosen Anadolu Shipyard as its technology partner for Indian Navy’s $2 billion fleet support ships program. State-owned Hindust...
  • Are the Feet Cut Off of the Floor? 4 October 2019
    TEKNOFEST, which uses the motto of “festival that doesn't stand on the ground”, raises the question “Is it a festival that doesn't stand on the ground?” after the IDEF, even though the goals of the two are different. Did a lot of young-kids buried in their phones really get what this festival wanted to give? Out with the "National Technology Drive" slogan, led by the Ministry of Industry and Technology, and Turkey Team Foundation Technologie...
  • ALTINAY Exhibited Albatross 17 September 2019
    Altınay exhibited the Albatros UAV, which was developed especially for cargo missions, at Teknofest Istanbul. With its scalable architecture, ALBATROS can carry between 50 and 150 kg of cargo or payload. Various weapons and ammunition were exhibited with the UAV.
  • ATMACA to Be Test-Fired At Sea In November
    ATMACA to Be Test-Fired At Sea In November 11 September 2019
    Roketsan’s Atmaca anti-ship missile will be test-fired from an Ada-class corvette TCG Kınalıada in November this year. The event will mark the first time that the Atmaca is tested at sea. Atmaca was unveiled for the first time by Roketsan during IDEF 19 defence exhibition. The serial production contract of Atmaca anti-ship missile was signed between the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and Roketsan on November 2nd, 2018. According to Roketsan, Atmaca is a subso...
  • Yaycı's Theory Became a Book
    Yaycı's Theory Became a Book 5 September 2019
    Greece-based internet "On Alert" website has published news about Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Cihat Yayci’s theory on Turkey's the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea. The inscription of "Blue Homeland theory and Turkey's demand for the Eastern Mediterranean” are now finding a place in the Navy’s book. Anyone interested may buy from the Maritime Museum bookstores or you can buy online" was said. Freelance journalist in Istanbul Manolis Kostidis said ...
  • F-35B Signal from Naval Forces
    F-35B Signal from Naval Forces 1 May 2019
    As the Naval Command's Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) is on its way, it was revealed that the Navy is in need of trained jet pilots. At IDEF'19 held in Istanbul, Italian company Leonardo and the Italian Air Force held a joint presentation at IDEF. The presentation gave information about the International Flight Training School (IFTS), which provides many types of flight training in the south of Italy. According to the statement, the cooperation of the duo, military pilot...
  • Yavuz Gets Lighter
    Yavuz Gets Lighter 30 April 2019
    Yavuz truck-mounted howitzer, which was developed by Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company with its own sources, got lighter. The cabin height of the platform, which was displayed during IDEF'19 in Istanbul, was reduced in line with user demands. In addition, the weight of the vehicle was reduced thanks to modifications without compromising armour and CBRN protection. It was also fitted with a semi-automatic loader once again in line with user demands. In this way, the vehicl...
  • IDEF'19 Kicks Off
    IDEF'19 Kicks Off 30 April 2019
    IDEF'19 International Defence Industry Fair has kicked off in Istanbul. The President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar and the President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir also attended the fair and gave speeches. In addition to the developments in the Turkish Defence Industry, the importance of indigenously developed technologies and systems was once again emphasised. In addition, Erdoğan stated, "An F-35 programme without Turkey is destin...
  • Germany Adds Six Months to Saudi Arms Export Ban
    Germany Adds Six Months to Saudi Arms Export Ban 29 March 2019
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government has extended by six months an embargo on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia. The ban has faced opposition from within the German government and the EU, but has the support of rights groups. “The order to halt authorized weapons exports to Saudi Arabia is extended by six months from March 31 to September 30, 2019,” government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said in a Thursday, March 29 statement. “Over...
  • Turkey’s Deterrence Power: Turkish Youth 10 January 2019
    Defining its mission for 2019 as “developing a vision for the youth for innovation and the future of defence industry”, C4Defence will allocate space for defence clubs established in Turkish universities, as of its 69th issue. Our first interview was with Istanbul Technical University Defence Technologies Club (İTÜ SAVTEK), regarded as one of the earliest student clubs in the area of defence. These clubs, founded exclusively by the modest efforts of undergraduate an...
  • Calm as a Breeze: High Tech Port
    Calm as a Breeze: High Tech Port 8 December 2018
    Bringing together enthusiasts of defence and aerospace, the Fourth High Tech Port by MÜSİAD was organised against the background of MÜSİAD EXPO in Istanbul. Organised under the theme of "National Breakthrough", the High Tech Port by MÜSİAD brought together technology producers in land, naval and air systems with delegations from various countries. Throughout the Exhibition, 48 stands displaying products by small- and large-scale manufacturers in Turkish defe...
  • Entering the Season: SAHA EXPO 7 October 2018
    The first of three defence and aerospace exhibitions organised in Istanbul in September took place at the World Trade Center Istanbul located nearby the Ataturk Airport. Organised under the auspices and responsibility of Istanbul Defense Aerospace and Space Cluster Association, SAHA EXPO Defense, Aviation and Space Industry is designed as a biannual event to welcome any company featuring in the area of defence. With this characteristic, SAHA EXPO resembled a mini version of the IDEF...
  • Teknofest: Prepares for the Future 7 October 2018
    Organised by Turkey Technology Team (T3) Foundation and Istanbul Municipality, TEKNOFEST ISTANBUL Aerospace and Technology Festival was an event with both positive and negative elements. The most significant and positive feature of the Festival was its ability to draw the attention of the new generation to the sector. It would be essential to repeat this event albeit on a more rigorous philosophy. Debuting events are always problematic, while there are more issues to deal with as th...
  • Hard Times for Istanbul Airshow 7 October 2018
    Taking place in the last four days of September, Istanbul Airshow or former Airex, was perhaps the only exhibition to close the year without any enthusiasm. Organised for the 12th time in 22 years particularly in the area of commercial aviation, the event received an initial blow with Eurasia Airshow organised in May. The event was doomed to lose much of its lustre from the start as Boeing, which has recently realised one of the largest commercial sales to Turkey, had preferred Eura...
  • TUSAS Press Release 28 September 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries and Airbus have signed a collaborative agreement on research and development in secondary structures, such as movable parts, for Airbus aircraft programs. The agreement was signed by Turkish Aerospace President/CEO Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil and Airbus Head of Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Strategy and International Dr. Marco Miklis in a ceremony at the Istanbul Airshow 2018.
  • Honeywell Names Frans Van Deursen As President, Turkey And Central Asia
    Honeywell Names Frans Van Deursen As President, Turkey And Central Asia 20 September 2018
    Honeywell announced that Frans van Deursen, a business leader with more than 30 years’ experience in business leadership, has been appointed president, Turkey and Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). He replaces Orhan Genis who will be retiring from Honeywell after 28 years of service, the last 6 years as president. In this new role based in Istanbul, Turkey, Frans van Deursen is responsible for growing Honeywell’s business across Turkey and...
  • TEKNOFEST Opens Its Doors For Visitors 20 September 2018
    Organizers of TEKNOFEST are Turkey's Technical Team Foundation (T3) and Istanbul City municipality. The festival will be held at Istanbul's third airport. The festival is planned to hold some technological presentations and competitions. The races will be held in 12 categories in partnership with Turkish companies Aselsan, Baykar, BMC, IGA, ISBAK, Roketsan, TUSAS and TUBITAK. Technological products such as unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, which h...
  • The Voice that Atatürk Awaited: Alemdar Gazi 15 September 2018
    Although the War of Independence took place mainly in Anatolian territory, the Black Sea nevertheless played a great role in this struggle. When Mustafa Kemal set sail from Istanbul to the Black Sea in the hopes of rescuing the country from enemy, he arrived in Samsun. Hundreds of old and weak boats like the Bandırma bringing the great leader to Anatolia, later contributed logistic support. During the course of the War of Independence, there were only 28 vessels in the Black Sea fea...
  • Indigenious Encrypted Radio for Security General Directorate
    Indigenious Encrypted Radio for Security General Directorate 8 August 2018
    Presidency of Defence Industry signed a radio procurement agreement with Aselsan. Ankara and Istanbul Provincial Security Directorates will have a digital radio communication infrastructure with the encrypted digital radio communication system procurement agreement for the requirement of Security General Directorate units. The DMR radio system, which will be procured from Aselsan is delivered to Provincial Security Directorates 15 for the first phase and 7 for th...
  • MILGEM Record in Exports
    MILGEM Record in Exports 5 July 2018
    Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli gave a good news of the MILGEM's in a press release. MILGEM Class corvettes were exported to Pakistan. Under the agreement inked today, Pakistan will supply four ships. Two of the vessels will be built at the Istanbul Shipyard Command, and two will be built in Karachi, Pakistan. All responsibility for construction work will be in the hand of Turkish Ministry of National Defence. The amount of the deal has not been announced, but it is said tha...
  • 2017 Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises List Announced
    2017 Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises List Announced 30 May 2018
    The results of the giant research, which includes the biggest 500 industrial companies organized every year by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry, are released. The study, which was first publicly announced as "100 Big Companies" in 1968, was expanded to 300 organizations in 1978 and to 500 organizations in 1981. As a result of the study, ASELSAN from the defence industry companies stayed the 20th place in 2016. The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), which rises from the 29th place t...
  • ATAK Export Deal Inked With Pakistan
    ATAK Export Deal Inked With Pakistan 25 May 2018
    T-129 ATAK attack helicopter, developed and produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI), was exported to Pakistan. Ongoing talks with Pakistan on the ATAK helicopter resulted positively. It was announced in the defence, aviation and space industry section of Justice and Development Party's Elections Declaration of Presidential and General Elections that a contract was very recently signed for the sale of 30 ATAK helicopters with Pakistan. Two yea...
  • Deputy Undersecretary Assigned as Chairman of Board of ROKETSAN
    Deputy Undersecretary Assigned as Chairman of Board of ROKETSAN 9 May 2018
    Turkey's Deputy Undersecretary for Defence Industries Prof.Dr. Dr. Faruk Yigit became the chairman of a ROKETSAN's Board of Directors with the decision taken at the Ordinary General Assembly meeting held on 7 May.  Professor Dr. Faruk Yiğit graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1984. Yiğit graduated from Yildiz Technical University in 1987 with a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1988, he complete...
  • Demonstration Flight by ATAK in Pakistan
    Demonstration Flight by ATAK in Pakistan 24 March 2018
    The T-129 ATAK helicopters developed by the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) are close to being exported to Pakistan. Two A400M transport aircraft belonging to the Turkish Air Force took three T-129 helicopters to Pakistan, although no announcement was made on this issue. T-129 carried out demonstration flights with aircraft and helicopters of the Pakistani Air Force during the inventory parade in Islamabad. Two years ago, TAI took a T-129 helicopter to Pakistan for flight tests. ...
  • Burgazada Prepares For Duty
    Burgazada Prepares For Duty 22 March 2018
    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced that the third "ADA" class corvette Burgazada (F-513), designed under the National Ship (MILGEM) project and built in Istanbul Shipyard Command, took its first cruise. The construction of the Burgazada corvette, which started on December 17, 2014, is expected to be delivered to the Naval Forces Command between June and September. The ship, with a range of 3 thousand 500 nautical miles (6 thousand 485 kilo...