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  • SSİK:  Silent Meeting
    SSİK: Silent Meeting 7 August 2018
    Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) announced from its official twitter account that Defence Industry Executive Committee meeting was held today. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired meeting. It was shared that the total price of the issues handled was TL 13.5 billion. Statement reads, "We have evaluated the projects to meet the needs of our security units; new capabilities for Atak Helicopter, the acquisition of new UAV systems, land, air and sea platforms, jammer systems, radar, c...
  • FNSS Favours Cooperation in Altay
    FNSS Favours Cooperation in Altay 7 April 2018
    Scoring high business volume in land vehicles exports in the Far East, producing 8x8 in Malaysia and tank in Indonesia thanks to its cooperation models, FNSS stands out as one of the three companies bidding for the Altay Main Battle Tank mass production in Turkey. We discussed with General Manager Nail Kurt about export targets and the future of land vehicle companies in Turkey. Kurt maintained that Altay was a strategic asset and that production required cooperation rather than competition.&...
  • 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...
  • SSIK Convenes
    SSIK Convenes 27 March 2018
    The Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) is expected to convene on 29 March 2018 under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, serial production tender for the Altay Main Battle Tank is at the top of on the agenda, but it is not yet clear whether a decision on this item will be taken. The latest developments on the Altay Tank were discussed in SSİK dated 31 January as well, which was gathered for the first time u...
  • 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...
  • 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 Gathers Today
    SSİK Gathers Today 31 January 2018
    The Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) is gathering today at 14 o'clock under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The first meeting of 2018 will take place according to the regulation of the Decree of December 24, 2017, which links the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) to the Presidency. Under the new arrangement, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will chair the meeting. It is expected that the Special Purpose Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehic...
  • SSİK Meeting Expected Tomorrow
    SSİK Meeting Expected Tomorrow 30 January 2018
    The first Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) meeting of the year is expected on the last day of January under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It is not yet known which projects will be discussed in the meeting.
  • SSM Will Report to Presidency
    SSM Will Report to Presidency 24 December 2017
    According to a recent decree published at Official Gazette, Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı /SSM) will be administrated by Presidency. SSM personnel will be appointed by the approval of President. President may transfer his warrant to  Undersecretary. According to delegated legislation KHK 696, Defence Industry Executive Committee (Savunma Sanayii İcra Komitesi /SSİK) will be chaired by the President. Prime Minister, Chief of General S...
  • 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...
  • Liman, Appointed to Turkish MoD
    Liman, Appointed to Turkish MoD 3 November 2017
    Turkish Deputy Undersecretary of Defence Industries Köksal Liman's place of duty has changed. Liman was appointed as a consultant to the Ministry of National Defence. The decision on the appointment of Liman was published in the Official Gazette dated 3 November 2017. Under the management of Liman were land vehicles, helicopters, international cooperation and subsystems. One day prior to Liman's assignment, the project on "Modernization of Combat and Utility H...
  • What Happened at the SSİK? The Background of Decisions 3 December 2016
    Chaired for the first time by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, the Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) took the decision to acquire 24 F-35A aircraft in a single shipment. Behind this decision was the US objection to place orders in small numbers. Evaluating that limited orders would lead to an ambiguous future for the project as well as rising costs, Pentagon has urged countries to place bulk orders. Therefore, Turkey, which previously ordered a total of 14 aircraft in three...
  • SSİK: Who is Happy, Who is Not? 9 April 2016
    It is extremely hard to make clear-cut comments on the resolutions of Defence Industry Executive Committee meeting held in early March. The fundamental reason is that, there does not even exist a written document referring to those resolutions. To what extent one can comment on a meeting, the outcomes of which are not disclosed by the state? Wouldn’t such comments be farfetched? 
  • Turkey orders 8 JSF for $1.4 billion 9 March 2016
    Following Defence İndustry Executive Committee (SSİK) on March 9, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said they had approved $5.9 billion in new defence projects, $4.5 billion of which will consist of indigenous production. Remaining $1.4 billion is for eight JSF F-35 Block A orders. “We today approved $5.9 billion worth of new defence projects. Around $4.5 billion worth of these projects will consist of local production,” he told reporters after the meeting. Davutoğlu underlined that ...