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  • 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...
  • SSIK Convenes Today
    SSIK Convenes Today 29 March 2018
    Turkish Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) will convene at 16:00 today under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The meeting is expected to be attended by Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli, Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu and Undersecretary for Defence Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir.  The first SSİK meeting of 2018 was held on 31 January under the presidency of President Erdoğan for the fi...
  • Order for 1000 land vehicles
    Order for 1000 land vehicles 9 February 2018
    The contents of the decisions taken by the Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSIK), which took place on January 31, 2018, began to emerge. Held under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and attended by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli, Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, important projects for land vehicles were signed at the meeting. The first decision on land vehicles was...
  • SSİK: Silent and Deep… 9 February 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 Erdoğan had also presided over the meetings during his position as Prime Minister, it is apparent that he had background information on the subjects debated. However, this time, the structure of the SSİK...
  • Tests of Turkey's 'Hisar-O' Air Defence System Carried Out in Aksaray
    Tests of Turkey's 'Hisar-O' Air Defence System Carried Out in Aksaray 2 February 2018
    Turkey's indigenously developed National Medium Altitude Air Defence System Hisar-O was successfully test-fired in Aksaray with the participation of the Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli. Previously, General Staff of the Republic of Turkey announced that Hisar-O's tests would be carried out between 22 January and 4 February. Hisar-O's first flight test was conducted on July 23, 2014, again in Aksaray.
  • SSİK is over
    SSİK is over 31 January 2018
    The Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) was convened today under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The meeting which was learned to have strated by 14:45 with the participation of  Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Chief of General Staff General Hulusi Akar, Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli, Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu and Undersecretary for Defense Industries Dr. Ismail Demir. Presidency declared that 55 projects...
  • SSİK: Why This Way? What Just Happened?
    SSİK: Why This Way? What Just Happened? 11 December 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 of National Defence Nurettin Canikli and Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu attended this meeting for the first time.   According to information received, the meeting did no...
  • New Atak Helos To Be Delivered
    New Atak Helos To Be Delivered 24 November 2017
    Turkish Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli revealed in his statement made in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on 22 November that Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ/TAI) production 25 T-129 ATAK helicopters were delivered to the Turkish Land Forces Command and the remaining 61 helicopters were planned to be delivered to security units. With this announcement, Minister Canikli revealed that the T-129 Atak supply amount announced to date has changed. There w...
  • EUROSAM on Track, S-400 Done
    EUROSAM on Track, S-400 Done 11 November 2017
    Minister of Defence Nurettin Canikli made a statement about air defence projects during his visit to Giresun province: "S400 missiles has been purchased. It is now all details, but we are not contented with it. We are working with EUROSAM Consortium separately in order to develop our own air defence system. The co-operation aims again developing an air defence system, but our target is to have this technology ourselves with local capabilities. " Thereby, it is confirmed by...
  • SAMP/T Signiture in the Centre of NATO
    SAMP/T Signiture in the Centre of NATO 8 November 2017
    Turkey, which has been criticized by the US and NATO Secretary General for supplying Russia's S-400 air defence system, has made a strategic move in this area. Turkish Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli, French Defence Minister Florence Parly and Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti signed a goodwill agreement on cooperation in air defence in NATO's "Capital" Brussels. The signatures of the three countries are based on strengthening co-operation...
  • Tests of ANKA's Indigenous Engine Completed, Countdown Began
    Tests of ANKA's Indigenous Engine Completed, Countdown Began 13 October 2017
    Developed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the domestic PD170 engine is counting days to be mounted on ANKA. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, the development work on the engine has been completed. ANKA's flying conditions were applied to the engine and the previously targeted performance data was reached. The project, signed between the Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM) and TEI on 27 December 2012, covered the development of a turbodiesel a...
  • TAI Becomes Export Champion Once Again
    TAI Becomes Export Champion Once Again 19 June 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has become the 'Defence and Aviation Industry Export Champion' for the 6th time in a row, according to the evaluations of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) in 2016. In the ceremony held on June 17, 2017 in Istanbul, the award was presented to the TAI's Chairman of the Board of Directors Oguz Borat by Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli and Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekçi.  TAI has exported products worth 5...