• SSB Got Down Deepest
    SSB Got Down Deepest March 7 2020
    The Defence Industry Presidency (SSB) handled graphene and two-dimensional material technology, which is considered to be the future of the electronic subcomponent world and is considered the most critical component technology. Focus Technology Networks (Odak Teknoloji Ağları/ OTAĞ) is established under the leadership of the Defence Industry Presidency within the scope of the goal of developing unique systems, subsystems and products, by investing in future technologies. This work w...
  • Akşit Replaces Kotil at TAI
    Akşit Replaces Kotil at TAI November 29 2019
    Top officials from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS / TAI) left their 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 Kot...
  • The incentive for Submarine Program
    The incentive for Submarine Program August 19 2019
    Lockheed Martin Australia has announced that it will finance research and development (R & D) solutions for Attack Class Submarines. Lockheed Martin officials said that each of the projects expected to include new methods and technologies for Australia's Assault Class Submarine. Successful applicants will receive seed grants of $75,000 each. Participants can apply in a total of eight separate areas. The first round of R&D grants saw more than $900,000 allocated to industry and aca...
  • Is the Correct Path Followed to Build a Plane? July 11 2019
    The planners’ decisions about the use of human resources in our country, doesn’t fit the Turkey’s aims in the aerospace thus defence industry. Universities and postgraduate institutions are unfortunately not sufficient to train required people. Our point in this article is not to criticize the existing situation, but to create a suitable atmosphere in our country to create and develop space, aviation and defence industries. Otherwise the aerospace industries won’t go f...
  • Denizkurdu Spreads to Three Seas
    Denizkurdu Spreads to Three Seas May 13 2019
    One of the biggest exercises of Turkish Naval Forces Command, DENİZKURDU-2019 started simultaneously in the Black Sea, Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. The aim of the exercise, which will be performed live fire drills, is increasing the level of readiness of the operation of the amphibious, maritime and naval air units operating under the Naval Forces Command. 110 ships, maritime patrol aircraft, naval helicopters, UAV, marines, SAT and SAS elements are participating in the exe...
  • US Businessmen to Focus on Turkey
    US Businessmen to Focus on Turkey October 3 2018
    The American-Turkish Council, which brings Turkish businessmen together with American industrialists and state authorities with the summits held in Washington DC, and will organize its 37th between 22-24 October, will lead US businessmen to Turkey in order to bring together with representatives of Turkish aviation and defense industry. The mission, called Aerospace & Defense Trade Mission will be held between 3-7 December 2018 with the contributions of the US Department of Commerce. In th...
  • Electromagnetic Gun Agreement
    Electromagnetic Gun Agreement May 25 2018
    Undersecretariat of Defense Industry (SSM) announced a new development with a press release today. SSM and Anadolu Yönlendirmiş Enerji Teknolojileri A.Ş. signed the "Electromagnetic Gun System Field Prototype Procurement Project Contract" signed by the Undersecretariat of Defense Industry. Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, OSTİM Chairman Orhan Aydın, OSTİM Savunma ve Havacılık Kümelenmesi (OSSA) officials and sector representatives attended. Undersecretary D...
  • ROBOIK 2018 Begins
    ROBOIK 2018 Begins May 24 2018
    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) will hold three different competitions in two areas this year under the "ROBOİK" roof, which promotes the design of unmanned and autonomous systems which increasingly gain importance in defence industry. The launch meeting of the competitions was held on May 22 in Ankara with the participation of Undersecretary for Defence Industries Dr. İsmail Demir and of institutions and organizations support...
  • Turkey Will Be The Largest Participant of KADEX 2018
    Turkey Will Be The Largest Participant of KADEX 2018 May 18 2018
    The largest participation to the KADEX - International Arms Systems and Military Equipment Fair, which will be held in Kazakhstan's capital city Astana, will be the Turkish defence industry with 22 institutions and organizations exhibiting. The KADEX (International Arms and Military Equipment Fair), which will be held this year with the support of the Republic of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defence and Aerospace Industry and the Ministry of Defence, will take place in Kaza...
  • DSA Opens Doors at New Address
    DSA Opens Doors at New Address April 15 2018
    DSA, one of the most important fairs of the Far East held in Malaysia, now opens its doors in its new address. The Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC) opened its doors. With more than 30 Turkish companies and institutions opening booths, the fair will be open for three days from 16-19 April.
  • İşbir's New Objective, New Opening
    İşbir's New Objective, New Opening April 7 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 detail during a workshop organised in Balıkesir. Following the event, İşbir Elektrik General Manager Burhan Özgür responded to C4Defence’s questions and shared his priorities.  ...
  • SEDEC Focuses on Homeland Security
    SEDEC Focuses on Homeland Security March 18 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 and agencies’ coming together with demand authorities and decision makers.   C4Defence: What is the motivation behind the organisation of SED...
  • Australia Girded Loins
    Australia Girded Loins February 9 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 Australia’s increasingly “hawkish” security policies is the Turnbull Government’s ambitious plan to make the country one of the world’s top 10 weapons exporters within the n...
  • MKEK Kept Its Promise
    MKEK Kept Its Promise December 6 2017
    Turkish Machinery and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK) will deliver 13 thousand 7.62x51mm MPT-76 National Infantry Rifles until the end of April 2018. MKEK, which has produced 7,000 MPT-76 to date, has delivered 6,500 of them to Turkish Armed Forces; whereas 500 rifles were delivered to relevant institutions to meet various needs. When the delivery of 13 thousand rifles planned to be completed by April is realized, the order of 20 thousand MPT-76 will be completed...
  • STM, Launched ThinkTech: The First Tech-based Idea Center of Turkey
    STM, Launched ThinkTech: The First Tech-based Idea Center of Turkey November 23 2017
    Turkish Defence Technologies Engineering and Trade Inc. (STM) launched the first idea center in Turkey with its ThinkTech brand. Commenced by STM General Director Davut Yilmaz's opening speech, a panel called "Priority Defence Systems and Technologies of the Future of Operation Environment" was organized. "STM will transform its consulting experience, know-how, large data analysis and processing abilities, technological infrastructure and human resource power with tech...
  • Ukraine: Marching at Double Time
    Ukraine: Marching at Double Time November 7 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 representing their countries, Ukraine hit the record of 379; this number corresponded to 11 for Poland, nine for the USA, seven for Turkey, five each for China and Germany, four for Pakistan, three fo...
  • Mini-sub For Indonesia
    Mini-sub For Indonesia July 27 2017
    The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is finalizing an acquisition contract of a mini-submarine built by PT Palindo Marine Shipyard. Revealed by Indonesian Navy officials to Jane's on 26 July, the information was then confirmed by a naval architect working at the shipyard, who said, “Negotiations over the procurement are still ongoing as we speak.”  According to PT Palindo, the mini-submarine will be based on the concept that was first unveiled by t...
  • Three Firms In The First 100
    Three Firms In The First 100 July 24 2017
    The competition in Turkey's rankings on the US defence magazine Defense News' list of the first hundred companies according to financial turnovers increased. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) ranked four steps below of ASELSAN while the highest place on behalf of Turkey continued to be ASELSAN. ASELSAN ranked 57th in the list by rising one step compared to last year. TAI rose up eleven digits and found itself in 61rd place. The first in the highest turnover l...
  • Unexpected Farewell
    Unexpected Farewell April 26 2017
    It has been revealed that the general manager and two deputy general managers of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TSKGV) have taken their farewell of the foundation yesterday. Names and their place of duty are as follows; TSKGV General Manager, Retired Lieutenant General Orhan Akbaş; administrative services and deputy general manager responsible for IDEF, Retired Major General Veysi Sunal; Deputy General Manager responsible for financial institutions, Retired Major Gen...
  • $33 million Saving by UkrOboronProm
    $33 million Saving by UkrOboronProm March 17 2017
    UkrOboronProm (UOP), an organization gathering Ukrainian defence companies under one roof, announced that it has saved a total of $ 33 million since about October 2014. UOP said that it has set up an electronic procurement system for this purpose, saving time and reducing the possibility of corruption. According to UOP's press release, until 2014, the defence agencies in the country were in a collapse. Production lines were rusting, workers could not get their sal...
  • Turkish İŞBİR Turns a Hand in Renewable Energy
    Turkish İŞBİR Turns a Hand in Renewable Energy November 29 2016
    Turkish Armed Forces Development Foundation company İŞBİR A.Ş., a generator manufacturer for many state institutions and organizations - Turkish Armed Forces being in the first place, acquired a new vision. Having various alternators in its product range, the company will utilize this experience in different areas. The two-day Generator and Energy Systems Workshop, organized by İŞBİR Elektrik and held in Balıkesir, has been finished as of today. During the workshop, participated by the...
  • OTOKAR Received Acredtation Certificate
    OTOKAR Received Acredtation Certificate September 27 2016
    OTOKAR, one of Turkey's leading ground vehicle manufacturers, has received the acreditation certificate for ballistic and mine tests, which has international validity. Providing services in conformity with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standarts, the company is now able to certify other industry-specific institutions regarding ballistic and mine tests.
  • HAVELSAN Announcement September 22 2016
    HAVELSAN became an institutional transformation partner for dissemination of nationalized operating system PARDUS. The protocol signed between HAVELSAN and TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM, thus a significant step has been taken during the course of transformation of the systems to PARDUS, especially for primarily state institutions and organizations.