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  • Swarm UAVs competing
    Swarm UAVs competing 16 September 2020
    The first phase of the competition organized by the Defence Industry Presidency within the scope of the Swarm UAV Technology Development and Demonstration Project with the participation of micro-scale companies and SMEs has been completed. Defence Industry President Prof. İsmail Demir stated the following in his statement on the subject: “The Turkish defence industry has achieved significant success in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles in recent years. Today, national and ...
  • Atmaca Anti-Ship Missile Hit from Long Distance
    Atmaca Anti-Ship Missile Hit from Long Distance 4 July 2020
    The anti-ship missiles offer important opportunities for the user to eliminate surface targets from long ranges. Turkey is improving its anti-ship missile capability with indigenous system studies. The Presidency of Defence Industries announced that test launch was carried out with the Roketsan Atmaca anti-ship missile developed with local facilities. In the images that shared the official social media account of the Presidency includes "ATMACA; our ATMACA flew long t...
  • New Test Site for Drones
    New Test Site for Drones 26 June 2020
    TRtest Test and Evaluation Inc, which creates test infrastructure inventory, has announced its new service for drones and avionics.  With the work carried out in partnership with Teknopark Ankara, TRtest and Kalecik Municipality, the UAV Testing and Evaluation Center Project was implemented. Within this framework, 60 km from Ankara, the airspace allocated by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation has been opened to the service, where drones and avionics can be tested within the...
  • Kale Aims to Top on Weapons Market With Indigenous Products
    Kale Aims to Top on Weapons Market With Indigenous Products 23 June 2020
    Kale Group Vice President Osman Okyay has been a guest on live stream at C4Defence's official Instagram account. Okyay made statements about the company's weapons product range. Kale, trying to be a preferred company in the Turkey and the world. Stating that the company exhibited a serious product range in IDEF 2019, Okyay stated that the main goal is to take place in a class that can be qualified as the first league such as Heckler & Koch, FN Herstal, Beretta. Expl...
  • Turkish Air Force Hits from Distance with Indigenous Kits
    Turkish Air Force Hits from Distance with Indigenous Kits 23 June 2020
    Kale Group Vice President Osman Okyay has been a guest on live stream at C4Defence's official Instagram account. Okyay made statements about KGK-82 and 83. KGK-82 and KGK-83 systems developed within SAGE for Mk 82 and Mk 83 family free-fall ammunition. Stating that the deliveries continue as planned, Okyay also stated that early deliveries can sometimes be made in line with the demands from the Turkish Air Force. It is also stated that there are studies on reducing the...
  • Indigenous Engine Close to SOM and Atmaca
    Indigenous Engine Close to SOM and Atmaca 23 June 2020
    Kale Group Vice President Osman Okyay has been a guest on live stream at C4Defence's official Instagram account. Okyay made statements about the KTJ-3200 engine process. Stating that the test infrastructure was acquired as well as the ability to develop engines in the KTJ-3200 process, Okyay emphasized that the KTJ-3200 is a engine that will meet the requirements of SOM and Atmaca 100%. Underlining that the system, which was developed with completely local facilities, is an...
  • Turkish Production For F-35, Continues
    Turkish Production For F-35, Continues 23 June 2020
    Kale Group Vice President Osman Okyay has been a guest on live stream at C4Defence's official Instagram account. Okyay made statements about the manufacturing process of the F-35 Lightning II. Reminding that the orders are given in the aviation sector, Okyay explained that the production is still continuing. Manufacturing studies continue until the end of Lots 13-14, then the process will halt until the decision of the manufacturing process that foresees the procurement of ...
  • First 'Hybrid' Meeting in Defence and Aviation
    First 'Hybrid' Meeting in Defence and Aviation 19 June 2020
    The "Industrial Cooperation Days in Defence and Aviation" organized for the fifth time this year will be held through virtual and face-to-face meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ICDDA event organized by the OSTİM Defence and Aviation Cluster (OSSA) every two years to meet the right people in the Defence, aviation and space sectors, will open its doors in Ankara on October 13-15. The event will have a hybrid structure, as both virtual and face-to-face bilateral busi...
  • Turkey's First Medium-Range Domestic Cruise Missile Engine Tested
    Turkey's First Medium-Range Domestic Cruise Missile Engine Tested 19 June 2020
    The prototype test of the TJ300, the Medium-Range Domestic Missile Engine developed by TUSAŞ Engine Industries (TEI) for ROKETSAN, was successfully carried out. The engine will power the medium-range anti-ship missile. It will produce 1,300 Newtonian torque thrusts. TEI President and General Manager Professor Dr Mahmut Akşit said that TJ300 has a narrower scale compared to similar engines that produce similar thrust. The indigenous missile engine project was launched two years ago. ...
  • KTJ-3200 Close to Becoming Operational
    KTJ-3200 Close to Becoming Operational 15 May 2020
    Gürcan Okumuş, who is the TÜBİTAK SAGE (Savunma Sanayii Araştırma ve Geliştirme Enstitüsü / Defence Industries Research and Development Instute) Institute Director, was a guest on live stream at C4Defence's Instagram account. Okumuş made important statements about KTJ-3200 engines. The Presidency of Defence Industries had started a project to replace the French Safran production TR40 turbjet engines used in the SOM missile family with their local co...
  • NATO Ships Sailed Black Sea
    NATO Ships Sailed Black Sea 29 March 2020
    The West does not remain silent to Russia's demonstrations in the Black Sea. NATO also conducts training in the Black Sea. The Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-2), deployed by NATO in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, passed through the Çanakkale and İstanbul Straits to carry out training activities in the Black Sea. ITS Virginio Fasan (F 591), HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337), BGS Verni (42), ROS Regina Maria (F-222), TCG Fatih (F 242) and TCG Preveze (S 353); conduc...
  • Domestic Weapons of Turkey at Operation Spring Shield: Part-1 Small Arms
    Domestic Weapons of Turkey at Operation Spring Shield: Part-1 Small Arms 5 March 2020
    The use of domestic weapons in Operation Spring Shield is a success story for the Turkish defence industry. However, this situation has a different meaning. Turkish Armed Forces (Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri / TSK) used foreign weapons for many years in the Internal Security Operation. Turkey, which provided feedback about materials to manufacturers and has played an important role in the product development process with continuous feedback. For this reason, the fact that ...
  • Turkish Armed Forces Modern Ammunition Disposal Plant
    Turkish Armed Forces Modern Ammunition Disposal Plant 6 February 2020
    The new facility, built within the scope of the Turkish Armed Forces' need for modern ammunition disposal facility, was commissioned with a ceremony. The Ammunition Separation and Annihilation Facility (MAAT), which was commissioned in Yahşihan, Kırıkkale with a high level participation, was built for the safe disposal of various types and sizes of ammunition that has completed its shelf life in the Turkish Armed Inventory. The facility, which has an environmentally fr...
  • Turkish UAV lands on Turkish Cyprus
    Turkish UAV lands on Turkish Cyprus 16 December 2019
    Baykar’s TB2 drone landed on Cyprus Island, while there is increasing tension in the eastern Mediterranean. TB2 has taken off from Dalaman Naval Air Base and flew for five hours. TB2 landed at a Geçitkale airport on Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Monday. The breakaway Turkish Cypriot cabinet on Friday designated the Gecitkale airport on the island as a base for both unarmed and armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the request of the Turkish government.
  • Current Situation Analysis from SSB
    Current Situation Analysis from SSB 30 November 2019
    The report titled International Cooperation and Export in Defence and Aviation Industry dated October 2019 was shared at the Conference held in Antalya. The study aims to create a sectoral situation analysis in order to prepare the ground for strategy development in line with the 2023 export targets. The study was created with the information provided by 27 companies that realized 95 per cent of the sector's exports according to the data of the Defence and Aerospace In...
  • Problems for F-35 in Turkey
    Problems for F-35 in Turkey 17 July 2019
      S-400 air defence systems that Turkey had purchased from Russia, arrived in Turkey. Missiles, which form the strike force of the system, are expected to arrive by navy soon. With these developments, Turkey, is progressing step by step in the supply route maps previously announced. In other side, the US, that openly opposed to Turkey to acquire these systems, and announced the roadmap as precaution. In the US’ roadmap, priority is given to F-35 aircraft. At pre...
  • Confusion on F-35
    Confusion on F-35 26 June 2019
    The US has released the F-35 roadmap, which is planned to be implemented as of July 31st. Turkey is a Level 3 Partner of F-35 Lightning II Program and Turkey's unwinding is confusing in both industry and operational areas. The United States, the main contractor of the program according to the roadmap, will follow these steps. Pilot and Maintainer Training There are currently 42 students attending F-35 training in the U.S. at Luke Air For...
  • The Dardanelles from the Viewpoint of Those Who Could not Pass 16 March 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...
  • Rolls-Royce Pulls Off from Turkish Fighter Jet Project
    Rolls-Royce Pulls Off from Turkish Fighter Jet Project 4 March 2019
    British engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc said it had scaled back efforts to join a Turkish program to build a new fighter jet with Turkey’s Kale Group. Rolls-Royce has abandoned its attempts to win the bid for the fifth-generation fighter aircraft after failing to find a compromise, the engine maker added. The Financial Times first reported the story and a Rolls-Royce spokesman later confirmed the development to Reuters. In 2017, Kale Group said it wou...
  • Issue 68 Sector News
    Issue 68 Sector News 8 December 2018
    Ukraine’s 120mm Mortar Test Tilt-Rotor UAV by Academy Rheinmetall Commenced Deliveries Korea’s $557m Order Belgium Said “SkyGuardian” Atmaca Time in the Sea ASELSAN’s Albatross in Çanakkale STM in “Deep Quest” BMC Gets Altay TRMotor has Project  
  • Bloomberg Underlines Turkey’s Role in F-35:  "Lockheed’s F-35 Has a Turkey Problem"
    Bloomberg Underlines Turkey’s Role in F-35:  "Lockheed’s F-35 Has a Turkey Problem" 5 October 2018
    US Based Economy Magazine Bloomberg Businessweek published an article that underlines Turkey’s role in F35 Program. The article has “Lockheed’s F-35 Has a Turkey Problem” headline. Magazine states US Congress’ decision to block the sale of F-35s to Turkey because of an agreement the Turks have to buy a Russian S-400 air defence system. Magazine states, “That’s creating problems. Turkey is a global leader in aerospace manufacturing, and 10 Tu...
  • National Sniper from MKEK: KNT-76
    National Sniper from MKEK: KNT-76 12 September 2018
    Mechanical and Chemical Industry Institution (MKEK) developed the Sniper Rifle KNT-76 from the National Infantry Rifle MPT-76 and rifle is under serial production. KNT-76 is produced in Kırıkkale Arms Factory like MPT-76. The rifle with the same " Gas Operated Rotary Bolt Action” mechanism can fire semi-automatically. The MPT-76 could fire fully automatic and semi-automatic. Tigger sensitivity in the KNT was reduced by five Newtons. This allows the trigger to move with less pressur...
  • Undersecretariat for Defence Industries Shared KTJ 3200 Engine's Video
    Undersecretariat for Defence Industries Shared KTJ 3200 Engine's Video 21 June 2018
    Undersecretariat for Defence Industries shared video of the KTJ 3200 turbojet engine on the official Facebook and Twitter accounts, which is developed for the SOM missile, by Kale Ar-Ge. The video recorded during the tests of the engine on the test platform, "The KTJ 3200 turbojet engine developed by KALE AR-GE has been successfully tested for use in the SOM missile. The KTJ 3200 engine will be the domestic and national power source for all platforms that will serve as air to g...
  • Sarsılmaz's MPT-76 is Ready
    Sarsılmaz's MPT-76 is Ready 10 January 2018
    First prototype of Sarsılmaz’s MPT-76’s which is Turkey's National Rifle first prototype is appeared. With the appointment of the Defense Industry Executive Board, Sarsılmaz was working rifle production Sarsılmaz undertook the production of 10 thousand rifles. It was learned that Sarsılmaz produced a prototype and continued to work. The prototype of the rifle was the first to appear in the Sarsılmaz calendar, which was distributed for 2018. Machinery and Chemical Industry Agen...
  • TEI Surprise for National Combat Aircraft
    TEI Surprise for National Combat Aircraft 15 December 2017
    Eskişehir-based TUSAŞ Engine A.Ş. (TEI) has submitted a proposal to the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) today for the National Combat Aircraft (MMU/TFX) Program. The deadline to submit offers for the MMU/TFX engine bid, designed and developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), ends today. According to the information obtained so far, except for TEI, the UK company Rolls-Royce and the TAEC Aircraft Motor Sanayi A.Ş. joint venture, which Turkish KALE group establi...
  • Rolls-Royce Comes with a New Engine to New Aircraft
    Rolls-Royce Comes with a New Engine to New Aircraft 1 June 2017
    As one of the most assertive engine producers of the United Kingdom, Rolls-Royce (RR) seems to become a part of Turkey’s Indigenous Fighter Jet Project. The company, which drew attention with its striking media planning and important partnership deals on the very first day of IDEF, is affiliated in one way or another with two of the three bidding actors. Responding to our questions, the company authorities clearly maintained that this was the only subject they had in mind.  ...
  • Rolls-Royce, Kale Group Partnered for TF-X Engine
    Rolls-Royce, Kale Group Partnered for TF-X Engine 10 May 2017
    Rolls-Royce is partnering with Türkish Kale Group for Turkey's National Combat Aircraft (TF-X) project. The companies established a joint venture, called TAEC Uçak Motor Sanayi A.Ş., with 51 percent belonging to Kale Group. TAEC will develop civillin and military engines, TF-X engine being in the first place. The signing ceremony took place on 8 May in Istanbul. Kale Group Vice President Osman Okyay and Rolls-Royce Defence and Aviation Group President Chris Chol...
  • SSM's 'Sarsılmaz' Decision
    SSM's 'Sarsılmaz' Decision 17 February 2017
    With the agreement signed today by Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industry (SSM), Sarsılmaz will produce 10 thousand units of MPT-76 for the use of Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). ccording to Turkish Defence Industry Executive Committee decisions dated January 7, 2015, Machinery and Chemical Industry Corporation  and KaleKalıp would produce 35 thousand National Infantry Rifle MPT-76.   
  • FNSS Announcement 2 February 2017
    FNSS BRAND IN PAMUKKALE SKIES Fifty paraglider pilots from various club teams competed in the paragliding event held in Pamukkale. The two-day event started on January 21st and Anıl Yıldız from FNSS has been third best in accurate landing category over an altitude range of 400 meters by gliding. Gliding is achieved by runs forward with the wing behind so that the air pressure generated by the forward movement inflates the wing. At each event several tasks are flo...
  • First Delivery of MPT-76 from MKEK
    First Delivery of MPT-76 from MKEK 9 January 2017
    Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK) completed the acceptance tests of the first batch of Production of Turkish F-35A has started
    Production of Turkish F-35A has started 30 June 2016
    First two Turkish F-35A aircrafts that Turkish Air Force expects to receive by 2018 are at construction phase now. JSF Program, being the largest ever defence acquisition program in history, was initiated by the U.S. Government to meet the new generation fighter aircraft requirements of the US Services beyond 2010. Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems were the leading companies on the program where Turkey joined the Concept Demonstration Phase (CDP) of the JSF Program in 1999, and s...
  • KALEKALIP signed "riffle" agreement 16 December 2015
    Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) and Kalekalıp Machinery and Mould Industry Corporation have signed an agreements on the production of Modern Infantry Rifles. KALEKALIP is awarded 60 million TL for serial production of 15 thousand 14 MPT-76. SSM will buy 35 thousand 14 MPT-76 for to be used by Turkish Land Forces, Turkish Navy, General Command of Gendarmerie. The Machinery and Chemical Industry Institution (MKEK) have signed an agreement with SSM for the production of 20 thousand ri...