HAVELSAN, one of the salient firms in the Turkish defense industry, is set to exhibit its products and capabilities at the 16th International Defense Industry Fair IDEF in the Turkish city of Istanbul from July 25-28, 2023.
HAVELSAN will greet visitors from Stand No 1101 in Hall 11 and will conduct various meetings as part of the fair.
MMU training and simulators from HAVELSAN
HAVELSAN’s intensive work in the defense industry is ongoing. HAVELSAN will manufacture the training and maintenance simulators for the National Combat Aircraft (MMU).
HAVELSAN purchased a 49 percent stake in ASISGUARD, which developed Turkey's first national armed drone system, Songar, and got it added to the Turkish Armed Forces inventory. Its Network-Supported Data-Integrated Combat Management System ADVENT will be used by the Indonesian navy. HAVELSAN also developed the armed unmanned ground vehicle Barkan. HAVELSAN, which produces a sniper simulator and a Troubleshooting Training Simulator for F16 aircraft, is also building the Qatar Armed Forces Joint Operations Training Center.
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.