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  • Özden Örnek and the Story of MİLGEM February 7 2019
    When it comes to MİLGEM, one of the persons to come to mind is former Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces, retired Admiral Özden Örnek, who recounted in this book what he had witnessed behind the curtains since the inception of the project. While reading Örnek’s book, you will hear the first-hand account of unknown facts as regards Turkey’s major national ship projects. One of the most urgent issues of Turkey is probably related with the transfer of know...
  • American Ship to Ukraine
    American Ship to Ukraine November 21 2018
    The US has made a new offer to the Ukrainian Navy. The content of the proposal was stated as guided missile frigates.   Ukrainian Navy Commander Admiral Ihor Vorochenko confirmed that Ukraine received a new offer from the United States. The content of the offer was reported to be two of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigates that the US Navy phased out between 2013 and 2015. Ukraine is examining the status of the vessels and the final decision will be m...
  • What is the Difference between SSB and SSM? August 16 2018
    With the adoption of the presidential system of government in Turkey, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) changed into Presidency for Defense Industries. Following this development, an oft-repeated question has been whether the change involved not only the name but also the substance. Although the natural inclination of the public was to look for systemic change behind the new facade, in fact, the first stage of this transformation took place back in 2017. On December ...
  • Defence and Security Industry Met at SEDEC August 16 2018
    The event, composed of an exhibition, conference and B2B organisation, took place for the first time in July 3-5, 2018 in Ankara, where issues like homeland and border security, domestic security and defence systems were debated. Organised under the auspices of the then Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) (now, Presidency of Defence Industries/ SSB) with the support of Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association (Savunma Sanayii İhracatçı Birliği/ SS...
  • ZAHA Shows It's Face
    ZAHA Shows It's Face June 28 2018
    During the session held during 9th Defence Technologies Congress at METU, ZAHA's last version has presented for the first time. Burak Sağ, who made a presentation on behalf of the FNSS within the scope of the session, shared an image of ZAHA, one of the projects of the company, unveiled the lasets pictures of platform. The Armored Amphibious Assault Vehicles (Zırhlı Amfibi Hücum Araçları / ZAHA) Project, which has been supplied by the Undersecretariat of Defence...
  • Undersecretariat for Defence Industries Shared KTJ 3200 Engine's Video
    Undersecretariat for Defence Industries Shared KTJ 3200 Engine's Video June 21 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...
  • F-35 Fever in Turkey
    F-35 Fever in Turkey June 19 2018
    As the day comes of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft is to be delivered to the Turkish Air Force, the F-35 fever is increasing. The Undersecretariat of Defence Industry announced today that it is continuing preparations for the F-35 delivery ceremony to be held on June 21, with video from official Facebook and Twitter accounts. After delivery of the first F-35 Lightning II to Turkey, it will be used for pilot training in the US. Turkish Air Force pilots will also take part i...
  • Altay power pack is signed
    Altay power pack is signed June 15 2018
      Altay Main Battle tank power group aggremeent is signed between Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı /SSM) and BMC Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş..BMC will design 1500 horsepower diesel engine, transmission, cooling packet and sub systems. BMC will also manage test center where test and qualification works will be carried out. All IP rights will belong to SSM.
  • TEI's engine TS1400 works for the first time
    TEI's engine TS1400 works for the first time June 11 2018
    The TS 1400 turboshaft engine designed for the T625 General Purpose Helicopter, worked for the first time. The engine is TUSAS Engine Inc. (TEI), and it will work on T625 indigenous helicopter designed by Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TUSAS / TAI). The prototype of the core motor, which forms the heart of the engine with the ignition, was also ignited for the first time. The engine, which will be powered by 1370 hp of power, is planned to be in serial production in 2024 after ...
  • F-35 Statement from SSM
    F-35 Statement from SSM May 29 2018
    Undersecretariat of Defence Industry (Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı / SSM) made a statement about the F-35 aircraft to be taken from the USA. SSM's official Twitter account stated that the aircraft will be delivered on June 21 as planned. "The preparations for the delivery of our first F-35 aircraft will continue on June 21, 2018," the SSM statement said.
  • Anka-S Trailer
    Anka-S Trailer May 28 2018
    Undersecretariat of Defence Industry has published the trailer of Anka-S UAV from official Facebook account. You can access the video from our official YouTube account or from below.
  • 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...
  • SSM Press Release
    SSM Press Release May 25 2018
    You can read the "Electromagnetic Launch System Signature Ceremony Press Release" which is published by the Undersecretariat of Defense Industry.
  • 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...
  • Maiden Flight of First Turkish F-35
    Maiden Flight of First Turkish F-35 May 23 2018
    The first F-35 Lightning II produced for the Turkish Air Force made its maiden flight in the past days. Video of the flight has been shared from Undersecretariat of Defence Industry's official Twitter acoount. You can find the video of the Turkish F-35 below. The first F-35 Lightning II is scheduled to be delivered to Turkey in the second half of June.
  • KORKUT-D Passed Trials
    KORKUT-D Passed Trials May 11 2018
    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced today on its official Twitter account that the Korkut-D low-altitude air defence system, produced for the Naval Forces, has been successfully tested in accordance with the needs of Turkish Armed Forces. The system has two 35-millimeter guns produced by MKEK. Korkut-D will be able to destroy air threats, including cruise and anti-ship missiles. KORKUT, which also has an automatic ammunition loading system, can ...
  • ROKETSAN Reached Target
    ROKETSAN Reached Target May 11 2018
    “Climbing up the hills” for decades to design Turkey’s national weapons ROKETSAN now runs on a “straight path”, having commenced serial production. As conveyed by ROKETSAN’s General Manager Selçuk Yaşar, the Company now focuses on high value-added business, attaches importance to design and integration, and produces mainly national products using indigenous resources in close collaboration with business partners and subcontractors. 
  • KAPLAN STA One Step Closer to Serial Production
    KAPLAN STA One Step Closer to Serial Production April 26 2018
    FNSS announced that the first prototype of the KAPLAN-STA Weapons Carrier (Silah Taşıyıcı Araç/STA), a tracked anti-tank vehicle, is now undergoing verification process and the serial production will begin after the qualification tests to be started soon. The production of the first prototype was completed in January. KAPLAN-STA, developed under Weapons Carrier Vehicle (STA) Project contract signed in June 2016 between Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) and...
  • Major Decision on Altay MBT
    Major Decision on Altay MBT April 24 2018
    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) made a decision on serial production of Altay. SSM decided to start contract negotiations with BMC on the serial production of national main battle tank Altay and power group development.  OTOKAR, BMC and FNSS companies submitted their offers on 16 November 2017 to the new tender consisting of 250 units.
  • Turkey Participates to DSA
    Turkey Participates to DSA April 15 2018
    Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced Turkey's participation in DSA 2018 (Defense Services Asia) fair being held in Malaysia, hosted by Malaysian Ministry of Defence. More than 350 official delegations from 45 countries are expected to visit the fair from 16 to19 April 2018 in Kuala Lumpur to make negotiations. With around 30 countries to exhibit products, Turkey will be the largest participant to DSA'18 fair with 1,418 square metres. ...
  • Two More ANKA-S UAV Delivered
    Two More ANKA-S UAV Delivered April 11 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) continues with the deliveries of ANKA-S unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The acceptance of two Air Vehicles and related ground systems belonging to ANKA-S UAV system has been successfully completed. Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries announced the delivery on 8 April of its official Twitter account, saying; "Two more Anka-S systems with the ability to perform tasks at very long distances thanks to their ability to be con...
  • FNSS Favours Cooperation in Altay
    FNSS Favours Cooperation in Altay April 7 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.&...
  • Barbaros Under Modernization
    Barbaros Under Modernization April 3 2018
    ASELSAN has made an announcement on the Public Disclosure Platform. According to the statement, a contract was signed between the partnership of ASELSAN and HAVELSAN and the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) regarding the half-life modernization of Barbaros Class Frigates. ASELSAN's share of the contract signed on April 3 was announced as 175 million 783 thousand Euros and 457 million 491 thousand TL. Deliveries under the contract will take place until 2025.
  • Burgazada Prepares For Duty
    Burgazada Prepares For Duty March 22 2018
    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced that the third "ADA" class corvette Burgazada (F-513), designed under the National Ship (MILGEM) project and built in Istanbul Shipyard Command, took its first cruise. The construction of the Burgazada corvette, which started on December 17, 2014, is expected to be delivered to the Naval Forces Command between June and September. The ship, with a range of 3 thousand 500 nautical miles (6 thousand 485 kilo...
  • 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...
  • Four ANKA-S in Turkish Armed Forces
    Four ANKA-S in Turkish Armed Forces March 16 2018
    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced on its official Twitter account that the two Anka-S UAVs were delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces. The tweet states, "Two Anka-S UAV, which had the ability to be controlled through our national satellites, was delivered to Turkish Armed Forces".  Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), on the other hand, reminded that two ANKA-S UAV Systems were delivered to the inventory so far, and said, "w...
  • Grand Re-organization in SSM
    Grand Re-organization in SSM March 15 2018
    A significant change in organization took place in the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM). An official notice on the changes was issued on 14 March. Thus, the functions of some departments were re-determined and new departments and group presidencies were established. There are now 18 departments instead of 20 and seven group presidencies. The titles of some presidencies have been changed as well as the Deputy Undersecretaries they were affiliated. Sev...
  • ASELSAN's AKKOR to be Delivered in 2018
    ASELSAN's AKKOR to be Delivered in 2018 March 11 2018
    There has been a new development in AKKOR Active Protection System deliveries which was developed indigenously by ASELSAN for the protection of Altay Main Battle Tank. The first prototype delivery of AKKOR was to take place in 2020 under the 2015-contract signed between Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) and ASELSAN. However, AKKOR system is slated to be delivered this year, according to the company's 2017 Annual Report. ASELSAN included AK...
  • Offers Submitted on Altay
    Offers Submitted on Altay March 9 2018
    Participating companies for the serial production tender of Altay Main Battle Tank will submit their second Best And Final Offers (BAFO) today.  Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) requested the BAFOs to be submitted on 8 February 2018 however decided to request a second BAFO on 5 March 2018 due to pricing issues. In the process, it was foreseen that SSM would implement separate price negotiations with companies determined to be obligatory subcontractors in the R...
  • Offers on Altay to be Submitted on Friday
    Offers on Altay to be Submitted on Friday March 7 2018
    The deadline for the second "Best And Final Offer" (BAFO) for serial production of ALTAY Main Battle Tank was extended. C4Defence previously reported that the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) called for new offers and the contenders who submit BAFOs on 8 February were required to submit a renewed BAFO again on March 5, 2018. During this process, it was envisaged that SSM would implement a separate price negotiation with companies determined to be man...
  • Turkey Wants F-35Bs To Deploy on New LHD
    Turkey Wants F-35Bs To Deploy on New LHD March 7 2018
    Turkish Armed Forces are now planning to buy the short take-off vertical-landing (STOVL) F-35Bs to deploy on the Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock 'TCG Anadolu', Jane's reports.  According to IHS Jane’s “A senior Turkish Defence Industries Undersecretariat official expressed his country’s interest in buying F-35 STOVL variants to Vice Admiral Mathias Winter, head of the US Defense Department’s F-35 programme office, during a meeting hel...
  • Second BAFO Period in Altay
    Second BAFO Period in Altay February 26 2018
    It was learned that a second "best and Final offer" (Best And Final Offer / BAFO) requested from the competitors for the serial production of ALTAY Main Battle Tank. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, the Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM) has sent a new call to the companies participate in the tender. Accordingly, the companies  presented BAFO on 8 February 2018 to SSM will submit their offers again on 5 March 2018. This time SSM will make separ...
  • OTOKAR Press Release
    OTOKAR Press Release February 26 2018
    Otokar to present COBRA II and ARMA 8x8 at AFED 2017 Otokar, the biggest privately owned company of Turkish defence industry, participated in AFED exhibition in Riyadh, between 25th February and 3rd March. Otokar exhibited its COBRA II 4x4 and ARMA 8x8 at Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industry.
  • Remote-control to Ejder Yalçın
    Remote-control to Ejder Yalçın February 24 2018
    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) has added a second to its disclosures of remotely operated land vehicles. SSM Undersecretary Prof. Ismail Demir said, "As the unmanned and robotic systems today begin to take their place on the battlefield, Turkey will be a leading country in terms of developing technology and not a mere follower. Unmanned Ejder Yalcin's tests were carried out successfully and there are more to come." in a statement on his offi...
  • UKAP Support To Turkish Armed Forces
    UKAP Support To Turkish Armed Forces February 23 2018
    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced that Turkish Armed Forces will receive KATMERCİLER's 20 Remote Controlled Weapon Platform (UKAP).  SSM has shared video footage of the first prototype of the UKAP on its official Twitter account. According to the information obtained, the technical characteristics of the UKAP changed at some point in the direction of the armed forces' requests but no information was available about these changes. ...
  • ANKA Received Indigenous Engine
    ANKA Received Indigenous Engine February 20 2018
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ANKA, designed and produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), has now got an indigenous engine. Two PD-170 engines developed by TAI Motor Company (TEI) in Eskişehir were brought to TAI facilities to be tested on ANKA. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, ground tests are being conducted of ANKA, where a stronger indigenous engine is installed. Indigenous engine equipped ANKA's first flight is expected by the end of February. The platform wi...
  • OTOKAR Emphasis on Being Entirely Local
    OTOKAR Emphasis on Being Entirely Local February 9 2018
    OTOKAR, who submitted its Best and Final Offer (BAFO) on the Altay main battle to the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) yesterday, has released an announcement. The company emphasized the fact that they were the only entirely-local company among competitors that submitted proposals for the project. In the announcement that read "Otokar is the only Turkish land systems manufacturer without any foreign partners", the following statements were made; “The absenc...
  • Order for 1000 land vehicles
    Order for 1000 land vehicles February 9 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...
  • AIRBUS, Partner of Turkish Aviation!
    AIRBUS, Partner of Turkish Aviation! February 9 2018
    Turkish Defence Industry, which specified an export target of $10bn by 2021 in line with the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries’ (SSM) International Cooperation and Export Strategy Plan for 2017-2021, not only situates itself in global markets with competitive indigenous products but also elevates its sub-contractor status to the level of strategic partner thanks to international collaborations. An exemplary case for this is the $5bn strategic partnership agreement concluded betwee...
  • Prof. Dr. Faruk Yiğit Assigned to Deputy Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries Post
    Prof. Dr. Faruk Yiğit Assigned to Deputy Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries Post February 3 2018
    The appointment decision to the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) has been published in the Official Gazette dated 3 February 2018. According to the new decision, Prof. Dr. Prof. Faruk Yiğit was appointed as the Deputy Undersecretary for Defence Industries. Dr. Faruk Yiğit graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1984. Yiğit graduated from Yıldız Technical University in 1987 with a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1988,...