ASELSAN, one of the leading of the Turkish defense industry, will exhibit its products and capabilities at the 16th International Defense Industry Fair IDEF in the Turkish city of Istanbul from July 25-28, 2023.
ASELSAN will greet visitors from Stand No 1100-A20 in Hall 11 and will conduct various meetings as part of the fair.
Which of its products will ASELSAN highlight at IDEF 2023?
ASELSAN is set to exhibit for the first time new products that it has painstakingly worked on this year. Among these products will be the “GÖKBERK Mobile Laser Weapon System” integrated with a 6x6 vehicle in order to demonstrate progress on work on the laser weapons system.
In addition, the first generation EREN-I System, which was added to the Turkish Armed Forces inventory in the past, became a critical element in forested areas. Deliveries of the new generation EREN-II Radar, developed with additional capabilities, will begin this year. The EREN-II In-Forest Surveillance Radar System will also be on display at IDEF 2023.
The YILDIRIM-100 Directed Countermeasure System uses a laser to intercept seeker heads from shoulder-launched missiles. The YILDIRIM-100 Directed Infrared Countermeasure System will be exhibited for the first time at IDEF. Additionally, the “GÖKDEMİR Launch System” will be among the products ASELSAN will display.
International Defense Industry Fair IDEF
The fair will take place under the auspices of the Presidency of the Turkish Republic, hosted by the Turkish Ministry of National Defense, with contributions from the Defense Industry Agency, under the administration and responsibility of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, with organization by TÜYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Inc. at the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center.
The fair is set to take place in an area of 120,000 square meters, featuring thousands of products related to ground, air, maritime and space defense systems, transportation, logistics, supporting services, equipment supply vehicles and instruments and all sorts of security services.
IDEF is held every two years, and for four days will provide the opportunity to its participants, domestic and international sector professionals to meet with authorities responsible for Turkish defense and security procurement as well as foreign delegations.
IDEF 2021 greeted 614 delegation members from 163 delegations from 81 countries and 2 international institutions. Among fair participants were 1 President, 1 Presidential Council Vice President, 1 Prime Minister, 1 Deputy Prime Minister, 24 Ministers, 14 Chiefs of Staff, 2 Deputy Chiefs of Staff, 25 Military Commanders, 11 Deputy Ministers and 1 Undersecretary, in addition to many civilian and military procurement officials.
As part of the fair that hosted 1,238 companies from 53 countries, important commercial ties were formed between domestic and international participating companies and the visiting delegations, and 4,055 planned meetings and stand visits and 94 signing ceremonies were held between procurement officials, delegations and participants.
The fair saw a high level of interest from visitors, drawing 68,795 professionals from 94 countries.