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  • SSM: aiming more  advanced system than SAMP-T
    SSM: aiming more advanced system than SAMP-T 3 June 2018
    Undersecretrariat for Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı /SSM) published a press bulettin to inform about Turkey’s Long Range Air Defence System.  Undersecreteriat informed that partners working on the subject have come together on May 30th and said, “SSM is working on alternative solutions to meet our armed forces’ long range air defence requirements”. It also shared information on on going works among ASELSAN, ROKETSAN and EUROSAM.&n...
  • SSM runs cargu UAV tender
    SSM runs cargu UAV tender 2 June 2018
    Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı /SSM) started a new tender “ Vertical take-off/landing cargo Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) project. SSM will provide Request for Proposal (RfP) until June 25Th, 16:30.
  • Turkey Will Be The Largest Participant of KADEX 2018
    Turkey Will Be The Largest Participant of KADEX 2018 18 May 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...
  • Turkey Shows Off in Malaysa
    Turkey Shows Off in Malaysa 18 April 2018
    With its exhibiting companies and products, Turkey was almost like the host of DSA Fair held in Malaysia. While Turkish delegation was welcomed with intense interest, the country who participated the fair under the leadership of Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries and coordination of SSI, restored confidence in Malaysia and offered new business opportunities to participants.
  • 'Tarantula' To Enter Duty Soon
    'Tarantula' To Enter Duty Soon 6 April 2018
    Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced on its official Twitter account that Tarantula unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) will enter service with the security forces in the coming days. Weighing 2 tons, Tarantula UGV is equipped with ASELSAN's SARP remote-controlled weapon station and can carry loads up to 800 kilograms. 
  • ANKA Entered Duty with Turkish Navy
    ANKA Entered Duty with Turkish Navy 30 March 2018
    ANKA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), developed and manufactured by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), has entered duty with Turkish Naval Forces. ANKA UAV, which has been delivered to the navy under the scope of an agreement signed by Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries and TAI, is planned to operate in the Aegean airspace. The UAV carried out its first operational flight in the region on 27 March. The aircraft will be used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ...
  • Prof. Dr. Faruk Yiğit Assigned to Deputy Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries Post
    Prof. Dr. Faruk Yiğit Assigned to Deputy Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries Post 3 February 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,...
  • Airbus to Strengthen Cooperation With Turkey
    Airbus to Strengthen Cooperation With Turkey 25 January 2018
    Airbus and Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries (SSM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration with Turkey and increase industrial partnership. The deal, which has been signed by Airbus Member of the Board Thierry Baril and SSM Undersecretary Prof.Dr. Ismail Demir on January 25, aims to significantly increase Airbus's business alliance with local suppliers. In this context, Airbus plans to purchase components worth over $2 billion from Turkish suppliers ...
  • Sarsılmaz Ranked First in the Handgun Race
    Sarsılmaz Ranked First in the Handgun Race 17 January 2018
    Turkish arms manufacturer Sarsılmaz has been awarded a 110 thousand-weapon contract for its handgun developed under "Original Indigenous Gun Project'. According to the statement made by the company on its official Instagram page, the company successfully completed the test-firings cunducted under national handgun project.  Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries (SSM) will be the one to decide the name of the weapon.  The new handguns w...
  • First SOM-B1 Delivery Realized
    First SOM-B1 Delivery Realized 4 January 2018
    Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries announced today on its official Twitter page that the first batch of seven SOM-B1 missiles developed by ROKETSAN has been delivered. Designed for use against highly protected ground and naval targets, SOM-B1 has a range of 250 kilometres. There are three types of missiles in ROKETSAN's SOM family; SOM A, SOM B1 and SOM B2. The size of the missiles are all the same however they differ from each other in warheads, seekers and gu...
  • F-35s To Receive Data Exchange System
    F-35s To Receive Data Exchange System 3 January 2018
    Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries has launched a new programme to provide data exchange between Turkish Air Force Information System (HvBS) and F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) which are planned to be inducted in 2018. HvBS-JSF Integration Project aims to meet the Air Force's requirement for exchanging classified information between the systems in a secure and controlled environment. For the first time in the announcement of this tender, "Presidential Office, ...
  • Last Minute Contract to ASELSAN
    Last Minute Contract to ASELSAN 2 January 2018
    ASELSAN inked another contract with Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries (SSM) just before the end of 2017. According to an announcement by the company, the new contract covers the acquisition of short-range low-altitude defence system worth 122,422,715 Euro and 1,011,395,262 TL. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed by 2022.
  • 5th A400M Accepted
    5th A400M Accepted 14 July 2017
    Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced on official Twitter account today the acceptance of the 5th A400M Strategic Transport Aircraft. The first A400M Atlas, manufactured under a joint project involving Germany, Belgium, France, England, Spain and Turkey has been delivered to Turkish Air Force on 12 May 2014, and the fourth on April 10. Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) undertook the production of centre fuselage and components. The maximum t...
  • Major Blow to Loramids
    Major Blow to Loramids 17 June 2017
    There has been a critical change in the Chinese company's Turkey strategies, who had begun contract negotiations with the Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry (SSM) regarding Turkey's long range missile defence programme (T-LORAMIDS). Chinese defence giant China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC) shut down Turkey office. The last representative of the company will leave Turkey at the beginning of next week.  Turkey decided to initiate c...
  • A Committee Will Serve In Tender
    A Committee Will Serve In Tender 17 June 2017
    The serial production of Altay main battle tank has turned into a tender as the designer OTOKAR and Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry (SSM) have failed to reach an agreement due to price issues.  According to the information C4Defence obtained, six companies are interested in participating. SSM, on the other, has chosen an unprecedented way to select subcontractor and pricing. SSM has set up a selector committee, comprising of 80 individuals, to make use in selectin...
  • Indigenous UAV Delivered to TAF
    Indigenous UAV Delivered to TAF 16 June 2017
    According to Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry's announcement on its official Twitter account, six Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their ground systems have been successfully tested and delivered to Turkish Armed Forces (TAF). Developed by Turkish company Baykar Makina indigenously and in accordance with TAF's requirements, medium-altitute long-endurance (MALE) class UAV Bayraktar TB2 was designed to carry out intelligence, reconaissance an...
  • Tender To Be Issued for Altay MBT
    Tender To Be Issued for Altay MBT 9 June 2017
    OTOKAR has announced at the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) that it will follow Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry's (SSM's) tender procedures regarding Altay main battle tank. The company used to have exclusive right to submit its offer as the manufacturer of the tank's prototype. OTOKAR, who has sent its best and last offer in 2016, said it has received a document from SSM saying that the offer had been evaluated in terms of managerial, financial and technical aspect...
  • First Images by Göktürk-1 Sat
    First Images by Göktürk-1 Sat 11 May 2017
    The first images of Göktürk-1, the highest resolution surveillance satellite of Turkey, launched from the Kourou Launching Base in French Guyana in South America to the target orbit by Vega Launch Vehicle On December 5, 2016 has been received. The Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry issued a press release on the subject yesterday, saying, "The satellite, which has been undergoing testing and commissioning since the launch date, has taken more than 1000 images and strip t...
  • Strike Capability to Hürkuş
    Strike Capability to Hürkuş 7 April 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries' (TAI's) 'Hürkuş' gained strike capability. Hürkuş launched the laser-guided anti-tank missile L-UMTAS at the Ministry of National Defence Shooting Test and Evaluation Group Command in Konya-Karapınar. The Minister of National Defence Fikri Işık, Turkish Land Forces Commander Gen. Salih Zeki Colak, Undersecretary of Defence Industry Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir and some foreign attaches along with senior military and civilli...
  • SSM's Twin Engine Tiding
    SSM's Twin Engine Tiding 1 March 2017
    Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry (SSM) released annual activity report of 2016, in which significant news mentioned regarding National Combat Aircraft.  According to the report, the National Combat Aircraft being developed under TF-X Project, will feature a twin engine design. There has been many claims regarding the propulsion system of TF-X, however this is the first official confirmation of the twin-engine claims.
  • Ukraine and Pakistan Agrees on MBT Engine
    Ukraine and Pakistan Agrees on MBT Engine 26 February 2017
    Pakistan and Ukraine signed a memorandum-of-understanding (MoU) to co-produce diesel engine and engine components for Pakistan’s main battle tank al-Khalid (MBT) programs. Pakistan’s Minister of Defence Production (MoDP) Rana Tanveer Hussain and the General Director of the Ukrainian Defence Industry branch in Ukroboronprom Roman Romanov signed the MoU. Upon signing the MoU, Mr. Hussain reportedly stated that Pakistan “will import technology to produce eng...
  • Critical Turn For Indigenious Helicopter's Engine
    Critical Turn For Indigenious Helicopter's Engine 7 February 2017
    Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry (SSM) announced on its  official  twitter account that the 'Indigenious Turboshaft Engine Development Project' agreement has been signed with TUSAŞ Engine Industry (TEI). Turkish Undersecretery for Defence Industry Prof. İsmail Demir and TEI's General Manager Mahmut Faruk Akşit attended the signing ceremony.  The agreement marks an important milestone in Turkey's indigenious helicopter p...
  • Quiet 'Bora' Surprise by SSM
    Quiet 'Bora' Surprise by SSM 30 January 2017
    Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry (Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı/SSM) has quitely announced a new development on its website. Bora Weapons System Project has been mentioned in the previous days on the website under 'projects' title however no announcement was made under that title. The announcement appeared under Strategic Systems main title, on Department of Air Defence and Space, as "B (BORA) Missile and B (BORA) Weapons System Project". Accordingly, t...
  • December Record by ASELSAN
    December Record by ASELSAN 30 December 2016
    ASELSAN set another record by closing eight deals in December, 2016. According to the announcement made by Public Disclosure Platform (KAP), four contracts has been signed between ASELSAN and Turkish Ministry of National Defence within December. Chronologically, two of the contracts were announced on 19th December, one on 22nd and one on 23rd December. One of the deals was for Air Defence Early Warning and Command Control Systems (HERRIKS) – Air Defence Early Warning Radar project with ...
  • Civillian Overhaul to Turkish Airforce Aircraft
    Civillian Overhaul to Turkish Airforce Aircraft 29 December 2016
    Turkish Air Force will receive maintenance support from a civillian company for the Command-Control Aircraft in its inventory. Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry reached an agreement with Turkish Technic to provide Logistic Support Services for the aircraft for five years. ‘Command and Control Aircraft Logistics Support Project Contract’ will be signed on 30 December, 2016.
  • First Images of "Hürkuş-B" Revealed
    First Images of "Hürkuş-B" Revealed 27 December 2016
    Developed under a March, 2006 contract between Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry (SSM) and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), indigenious basic training aircraft "Hürkuş-B" will be delivered within 2018, according to an SSM announcement made this morning on SSM's official twitter account. Initially, 15 aircraft will be produced In the scope of the project,
  • Delay in Turkey's Indigenious Engine?
    Delay in Turkey's Indigenious Engine? 16 December 2016
    TUMOSAN company, who is assigned for development of Turkish Altay Main Battle Tank's power package, requested one month-extention of time from Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry as of today. The company should meet all requirements in the scope of the "Power Group Development Project within this period.
  • Turkish EW System Entered Inventory
    Turkish EW System Entered Inventory 9 December 2016
    Turkish Ministry of National Defence announced on their official twitter account that KORAL Mobile Electronic Warfare System, indigeniously developed under the ‘Land Based Remote Electronic Support/Electronic Assault’ contract signed between ASELSAN and Turkey Undersecreteriat of Defence Industry, has entered Turkish Armed Forces’ inventory on 8 December.  KORAL was delivered to Turkish Air Force in February 2016 during a handover ceremony. KORAL Mobile...
  • ASELSAN Support on Military Base
    ASELSAN Support on Military Base 1 December 2016
    ASELSAN will provide additional security systems for modular military stations. A contract modification has been issued on the “Modular Temporary Base Area” project which was signed on 5 February, 2013 between ASELSAN and Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry. In the frame of this $65 million contract modification, ASELSAN is to deliver additional defensive systems by 2019.
  • Yakıcı: "11 Land Platform Agreement Discussed"
    Yakıcı: "11 Land Platform Agreement Discussed" 7 November 2016
    Speaking on the opening ceremony of 3rd Land Systems Seminar, Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industry Land Platforms Depatment Head Fatih Yakıcı provided information regarding their activities adding that they were passing through a very busy period. Stating that nine agreements had been signed within 2016, Yakıcı said that two more agreements are on the way before the end of 2016. He also informed that they have issued eight Request for Proposal documents as well as emer...
  • SSM In Quest for Guided Ammunition
    SSM In Quest for Guided Ammunition 4 November 2016
    Turkish Undersecreteriat of Defence Industry (SSM) released a Request for Information document on 3 November for Guided Ammunition Systems.
  • Its time for ANKA-B
    Its time for ANKA-B 31 October 2016
    Turkish Aerospace Industries’ MALE class, medium level air platform, which has wide operational range and long endurance, ANKA’s new Synthetic aperture radar-integrated (SARPER) version completed its acceptance tests. A new era had begun for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the scope of 2. Package MALE Development Project, signed on 24 December 2004 between TAI and Undersecreteriat of Defence Industry (SSM). With a new technology that allows radar signals to form a visual image,...
  • 'Altay' nears Completing firing Tests
    'Altay' nears Completing firing Tests 18 October 2016
    Turkish Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries announced on its official social meda account that Otokar's Altay tank completed firing tests. Participated by Undersecretary of Defence Industries, İsmail Demir, the tests interpereted as Altay reached the final phase before mass production. 
  • SSM - Nurol Cooperation
    SSM - Nurol Cooperation 12 October 2016
    Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı / SSM) signed an agreement with Nurol Technology for the Balistic Protective Vest Project, commenced upon need of Turkish National Police (TNP). The negotiations for this project started at the beginning of September, 2016. 180 thousand protective vests are planned to be manufactured by indigenious capabilities an delivered to TNP within eleven months.
  • ASELSAN - FNSS Cooperation 30 September 2016
    ASELSAN, a Turkish Armed Forces Foundation company and FNSS, a leading manufacturer and supplier of tracked and wheeled armored combat vehicles and weapon systems signed a € 34 million contract for Turkish Armed Force's procurement of command control and communication systems. The purchase will be realized under a project called 'Weapon Carrier Vehicles' conducted by the Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries. The deliveries are expected between 2017-2020....
  • TUBITAK - HAVELSAN COOPERATION
    TUBITAK - HAVELSAN COOPERATION 22 September 2016
    TUBITAK and HAVELSAN has signed a protocol to dissaminate the usa of PARDUS operating system, which has been developed by TUBITAK in 2003. Primary target group to use the system is the companies associated with Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries, Turkish Armed Forces subsidiaries and the Ministry of National Defence. The protocole was signed by General Manager Ahmet Hamdi Atalay on behalf od HAVELSAN and institute manager of ULAKBIM  Mehmet Mirat Sat...
  • SSM issued RFI to get Beechcraft King Air 350ER 12 January 2016
    Undersecreteriat for Defence Industries (SSM) issued Request for Information (RFI) within the scope of the Coast Guard Aircraft (SGU) Program. Program aims to procure one Aircraft (brand new Beechcraft King Air 350ER, including maintenance and operational needs) and perform the integration of required sub systems. The objective of the final Aircraft is to perform maritime border security, search and rescue support and maritime surveillance operations.