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  • Loitering Munition to Turkish Armed Forces
    Loitering Munition to Turkish Armed Forces January 31 2020
    The first batch of loitering munition delivery to the Turkish Armed Forces officially completed. President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir announced the deliveries from official Twitter account with "We made the first Kamikaze Mini UAV KARGU-2 delivery to our security forces within the scope of the signed contract." words. The autonomy level of Kargu-2, which has features such as increased endurance and low noise level, is higher than its p...
  • Russia Denies S-400 Joint Production
    Russia Denies S-400 Joint Production January 21 2020
    Russia has supplied more than 120 surface-to-air missiles to Turkey as per a delivery and acceptance act signed by Turkey and Russia in December, Russian news agency Tass reported on Monday. Russia has also delivered auxiliary equipment, spare parts and tools, Tass quoted the unnamed source as saying, but the contract with Turkey did not include at all any “technology transfer, even partial.” Turkish Defence Industry Presidency İsmail Demir in January told repo...
  • First Delivery for STA Project
    First Delivery for STA Project December 25 2019
    The Weapon Carrier Project (Silah Taşıyıcı Araçlar / STA), which started in 2014, has reached an important milestone. The first two vehicles delivered to Turkish Army today. Delivery ceremony of the STAs developed within the scope of the Turkish Armed Forces' requirements for an anti-tank platform was held at FNSS Gölbaşı Facilities today. Four systems; such as Pars 4x4, Kaplan, Kornet and OMTAS turret were developed within the scope of the project. A total of 2...
  • Kargu-2 Coming
    Kargu-2 Coming December 15 2019
    Professor İsmail Demir, President of Defence Industry, announced the latest developments regarding Kamikaze Mini IHAs procured from STM. Demir announced on his personal twitter account, said: “We are developing the Kamikaze Mini UAV, an important element of the fight against terrorism. According to the contract we signed with @STMDefence, it delivers 356 Kargu-2 with increased duty time, altitude and autonomy, low noise level, new targeting algorithm.”
  • TCG Anadolu is waiting for the end of 2020
    TCG Anadolu is waiting for the end of 2020 November 21 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...
  • Upgraded ATAK helicopter carries out maiden flight
    Upgraded ATAK helicopter carries out maiden flight November 13 2019
    Turkey's domestically developed T129 Tactical Reconnaissance and Attack Helicopter (ATAK) has been upgraded and performed its maiden flight on Wednesday at the facilities of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) in Ankara. Defence Industries, President Professor İsmail Demir, announced the upgraded ATAK's first flight on his official Twitter account. "The ATAK Phase 2, equipped with a laser warning system and upgraded electronic warfare systems, successfully carried out ...
  • The Number of KORKUT Increased in Turkish Armed Forces Inventory
    The Number of KORKUT Increased in Turkish Armed Forces Inventory November 12 2019
    Turkish Armed Forces has increased the number of ASELSAN’s KORKUT Self Propelled Air Defence Gun Systems in its inventory to 13 units with the latest delivery. “We have delivered 13 KORKUT Low Altitude Air Defence Weapon System to Turkish Armed Forces with the latest deliveries. KORKUT, developed by ASELSAN with national means, has contributed to our air defence capabilities further. KORKUT has brought new capabilities to subsidiary industry.” President of Defence Industries...
  • Atmaca Firing from Kinaliada
    Atmaca Firing from Kinaliada November 4 2019
    President of Defence Industry İsmail Demir shared the latest news about Atmaca surface-to-surface cruise missile from his twitter account. Demir said, “We have realised the first national missile fire from our national ship”. Demir’s statement is; “First national maritime cruise missile ATMACA, which was developed and produced by Roketsan, was successfully launched from TCG Kınalıada. We aim to enter the inventory of ATMACA in the second half of 2020 ”.
  • Intensive Agenda In The Sector
    Intensive Agenda In The Sector October 31 2019
    In the defence industry sector, Ankara will have an intensive agenda today. The 5th Capture The Flag (CTF) competition organised by Defence Technologies Engineering Company (STM) will start early in the morning and end at around 18 in the evening. In the race, hacker teams will compete with each other to win the grand prize. On the other hand, defence companies will come together with different sectors at the Efficiency Summit to open a stand. The Australian / Asian Rotorcraft Forum will be h...
  • Turkey Successfully Tests SOM-B2
    Turkey Successfully Tests SOM-B2 September 6 2019
    Turkey's indigenous, bunker-busting and long-range cruise missile SOM-B2 has completed its preliminary firing test. President of Defence Industries Professor İsmail Demir announced from his personal twitter account that "The SOM-B2 missile successfully hit the target in the firing test". adding that the missile "successfully concluded" its development, ground and flight tests. SOM is developed by the Defence Research and Development Institute of the Turkish S...
  • Demir: Journey of the Engine Started July 30 2019
    TUSAŞ Motor Industry based in Eskişehir Inc. (TEI) opened  Materials Testing and the Research Laboratory with a ceremony where President of Defence Industry Prof. İsmail Demir attended. Demir said, "Turkey has begun the motor trip. We will be able successfully reach our destiny in this journey.”   The Laboratory  is NADCAP accredited. Speaking at the opening ceremony Demir said Turkey started working on the engine 20 years ago, but he said that th...
  • THY TEKNİK for HİK Logistics
    THY TEKNİK for HİK Logistics May 1 2019
    Within the scope of the Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft System Logistics Support Project, the Presidency for Defence Industries (SSB) and Turkish Technic has signed a Cooperation Protocol. The ceremony was attended by the President of SSB Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, Turkish Technic CEO Ahmet Kahraman, Air Force Command and SSB officials, and sector representatives. With this project, it is planned to provide all kinds of products and services which will be required by the Ai...
  • Significant Work Share for ASELSAN in ALTAY
    Significant Work Share for ASELSAN in ALTAY May 1 2019
    The total cost of the ASELSAN deliveries within the scope of the Serial Production Project of ALTAY Main Battle Tank was EUR 840,986,250. In the light of experience obtained from the ALTAY Project, ASELSAN became the only company capable of integrating all of its mission equipment and software for the main battle tanks on domestic and national platforms. The contract was signed at IDEF for ASELSAN to provide systems for ALTAY Tanks. The ceremony where BMC met with other subcont...
  • Sharp Eye for Low Altitude: Radar on the Way
    Sharp Eye for Low Altitude: Radar on the Way May 1 2019
    The Presidency for Defence Industries (SSB) and ASELSAN signed Low Altitude Radar (AİR) System Project. At the signing ceremony held at IDEF’19, the President of SSB Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, ASELSAN and sector representatives attended. Within the scope of the project, it is aimed to cover low-altitude and medium/long-range areas which cannot be covered by Early Warning Radars and to replace Early Warning Radars in case they malfunction. The first system delivery will take place...
  • Kaplan Enters Serial Production
    Kaplan Enters Serial Production April 30 2019
    Medium Weight Tank Joint Serial Production Agreement for the Indonesian Army was signed at IDEF’19. FNSS and PT Pindad signed a Medium Weight Class Tank Joint Serial Production Agreement on 30 April at IDEF’19 with the participation of the President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, FNSS CEO and General Manager Nail Kurt and Indonesian authorities. FNSS and PT Pindad reached an agreement for the Serial Production of the Kaplan MT (Harimau)...
  • ASELSAN’s Korkut in the Sea: GÖKDENİZ
    ASELSAN’s Korkut in the Sea: GÖKDENİZ April 30 2019
    The GÖKDENİZ Close Air Defence System for Marine Platforms (YHSS), which was developed as a result of the adaptation of KORKUT Self-Propelled Gun Barrelled Low-Altitude Air Defence Weapon System to marine platforms under the scope of the contract executed by the Presidency for Defence Industries, was introduced at IDEF’19 at ASELSAN’s stand with the participation of the President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of A...
  • IDEF'19 Kicks Off
    IDEF'19 Kicks Off April 30 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...
  • Additional Armour for Turkish Leopard 2A4s
    Additional Armour for Turkish Leopard 2A4s March 22 2019
    Developments in Leopard 2A4 tanks are on the agenda in order to increase the survivability of the platforms in the light of Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations experiences. Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar, Chief of General Staff Gen. Yaşar Güler, Land Forces Commander General Ümit Dündar, Commander of the Navy Admiral Adnan Özbal, Defence Industry President İsmail Demir and Deputy Minister Muhsin Dere audited the 2nd Main Maintenance Factory in ...
  • The Dardanelles from the Viewpoint of Those Who Could not Pass March 16 2019
    Michael Forrest’s 2013 book named “The Defence of the Dardanelles: From Bombards to Battleships” was translated into Turkish by İsmail Hakkı Yılmaz in 2017 as “Çanakkale Boğaz Savunması – Şahi Toplardan Savaş Gemilerine.” A veteran of the aviation industry living in Emsworth, Hampshire, Michael Forrest is an expert on 19th and 20th century fortifications. The original book in English is 272 pages long, while its Turkish translatio...
  • Hava Soj’s Aircraft Arrived
    Hava Soj’s Aircraft Arrived March 15 2019
    Two Bombardier Global 6000 type aircraft, into which systems to be developed within the scope of the Remote Electronic Support/Electronic Attack Ability in Air Platform (HAVA SOJ) Project will be integrated, have been brought to Turkey, according to a statement by the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) Friday. The project has been initiated by the SSB to develop electronic warfare special mission aircraft. Defence Industries Presidency (SSB) Chairman Professor İsmail D...
  • ASELSAN Protection for TF-X
    ASELSAN Protection for TF-X February 7 2019
    President of Defence Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir made a statement from his personal twitter account regarding the electronic warfare unit which was put into use in f-16 warplanes. Referring to the work of ASELSAN, Dr. Demir said, “Our F-16s are safe with the integration of SPEWS-II Electronic Warfare (EH) Self-Protection System developed by ASELSAN. We will transfer our know-how from this and other projects to our TF-X.”
  • MilSOFT Salutes with National Software February 7 2019
    Operating in defence industry since 1998, MiLSOFT aspires to look towards the future with confidence, as it rises out of its ashes following a misfortune. İsmail Başyiğit, General Manager of MilSOFT, the first company in Turkey with the CMMI Level 5 capability in software, shared with us the position of MilSOFT commercially as well as the stage where activities in the sector have reached.   Maintaining that MilSOFT was established in 1998 to operate in systems integra...
  • New Horizons in Turkish Defence Industry January 10 2019
    Acting as a bridge for the development of critical technologies and supply of requirements of military and police forces as users, the SSB must set a goal to develop at the maximum level national, indigenous and advanced technologies. Organised for the first time in December, the Turkish Defence Industry Summit was a pioneering event to bring together our statesmen, valuable industrialists, thinkers and scientists to discuss a roadmap for strategy. During the Summit, the President o...
  • "New Player in Counterterrorism: Artificial Intelligence" Panel Started
    "New Player in Counterterrorism: Artificial Intelligence" Panel Started December 25 2018
    New Player in Counterterrorism: Artificial Intelligence, organized by the STM Thinktech, began today at Sheraton Ankara. The event started with the opening speech of STM General Manager Murat İkinci and continued with the panel of Journalist Hakan Çelik. As a panelist; President of Defense Industry Dr. İsmail Demir, Chief of the General Staff General Plan Principles, Major General Reha Ufuk Er, President of the Digital Transformation Office of the President. Ali Taha Koç, Presid...
  • STM Exports “Moavin” to Pakistan November 6 2018
    Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret (STM) had launched three naval projects with Pakistan. Two of these projects were related with ship export while the third involved submarine modernisation. In October, STM delivered to the Pakistan Naval Forces the first of these projects, namely the indigenously-designed Offshore Supply Ship. Naming the ship as “PNS MOAWIN”, the Pakistan Naval Forces organised a delivery ceremony at the Karachi Shipyard attended by the ...
  • STM Delivers One Of İts Largest Single-İtem Export Projects: Fleet Tanker To Pakistan Navy
    STM Delivers One Of İts Largest Single-İtem Export Projects: Fleet Tanker To Pakistan Navy October 16 2018
    The Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker (PNFT), one of the biggest single-item export projects of the Turkish defence industry, was delivered to the Pakistan Navy at a commissioning ceremony held in Karachi.   Pakistani President Arif Alvi, Defence Industries President Professor İsmail Demir, Defence Technologies Engineering and Trade Inc. (STM) Chairman İhsan Kaya, STM General Manager Murat İkinci, STM Karachi Director Halil Baş and the military authorities of the two countri...
  • 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...
  • S-400s Set To Be Delivered in 2019
    S-400s Set To Be Delivered in 2019 April 4 2018
    Turkey's Undersecretary for Defence Industries Prof. İsmail Demir made a statement about the S-400 missiles last night from his personal Twitter account. Demir noted that he attended the High-Level Bilateral Cooperation meeting which took place between Turkey and the Russian Federation. "We advanced the delivery date in the contract signed with Russia for the S-400 system to July 2019," he said, explaining the possibilities of cooperation between the two countries...
  • SSIK Convenes Today
    SSIK Convenes Today March 29 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...
  • Turkish APS Passed Trials
    Turkish APS Passed Trials March 5 2018
    Turkish Undersecretary for Defence Industries Prof İsmail Demir has announced on his official Twitter account that Akkor Pulat active protection system (APS) has successfully completed trials. Demir added that "The system that will be integrated on our tanks serving in the Olive Branch (Zeytin Dalı) Operation will be used on the battlefield for the first time in the world." Akkor Pulat active protection system was jointly developed by ASELSAN and TUBITAK SAGE. Akkor will provid...
  • SSİK: Silent and Deep… February 9 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...
  • Demir: Altay MBT Decision To Be Made Soon
    Demir: Altay MBT Decision To Be Made Soon January 26 2018
    Turkish Undersecretary of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir said that the decision for Altay Main Battle Tank will be announced within 20 days. Answering the questions of the press at a ceremony in Ankara, Demir noted that the decision on mass production of the tank will be announced very soon. OTOKAR had the right to design Altay MBT, to produce four prototypes and to submit first bids for mass production. The company's prototype passed the acceptance tests in...
  • 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...
  • Alp Aviation Hit a Major Milestone in Helicopter
    Alp Aviation Hit a Major Milestone in Helicopter November 7 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 Helicopter Project (TUHP), has made an approximately $90m investment for gear and gearbox, rotating component, rotor assembly, flight command system and landing gear production. Thanks to this pioneer...
  • HAVELSAN's AW139 Sim Entered Inventory in Qatar
    HAVELSAN's AW139 Sim Entered Inventory in Qatar November 5 2017
    The AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter simulation training center produced by Havelsan for Qatar officially commissioned. Havelsan announced on its official Twitter account that "The opening of the Qatar AW139 Simulation Training Center was held with the participation of Turkish and Qatari Defence Ministers." The Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), on its official twitter account, said, "We wish the AW139 Flight Training Center, made by Havelsan, ...
  • HÜRKUŞ-C To Begin Serial Production
    HÜRKUŞ-C To Begin Serial Production May 12 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) signed an agreement on the 3rd day of IDEF 2017 concerning  Armed HÜRKUŞ Development and Serial Production Project. The signing ceremony was held at TUSAŞ stand with participation of Turkish Undersecretary for Defence Industry, Prof.Dr. İsmail Demir.  HÜRKUŞ-C Project will see hardware and software activities to be designed and developed indigenously and integrated into the aircraft in accordance with the req...
  • Demir: IDEF is Now Our Showcase
    Demir: IDEF is Now Our Showcase May 8 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, we came together with the SSM, Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, to hear his personal evaluation of the sector.  C4Defence: What is the SSM’s vision of and expectations from IDEF? S...
  • Questions and Answers in SSM’s Strategy for 2017-2021
    Questions and Answers in SSM’s Strategy for 2017-2021 March 29 2017
    As required by the law, the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries has been publishing its strategic objectives for four-year periods since 2006. More in-depth preparations are necessary for such publications in order to provide more quality service to the sector.   In March, the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries released a 140-page study for the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan. Accordingly, the Underseretariat specifies four strategic themes: “Speed, Quality and Cost-Eff...
  • Contract Signed for An-132 Conversion
    Contract Signed for An-132 Conversion February 21 2017
    HAVELSAN, one of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation companies, and Taqnia Company of Saudi Arabia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to convert the An-132 to naval patrol and surveillance aircraft. Attended by the Undersecretary for Defence Industry Prof.Dr. İsmail Demir, the signing ceremony was held at ASELSAN's stand at IDEX 2017, being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.