Turkey's defense industry agenda 30 November - 6 December 2020

The President of the Presidency of Turkish Defense Industries Ismail Demir held a video conference meeting with the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Zambia and his accompanying delegation. In the meeting, a Defense Industry Cooperation Agreements between Turkey and Zambia was signed.

Manufacturing the mobile early warning air defense system “KALKA”, used by the Turkish armed forces against threats posed by UAVs, Ulusal Savunma Inc. signed its first export contract with Russia.

Fazıl Hızal the Coordinator of the TF-X Aircraft Lightning Test Facility told Defensehere that the facility proceeds working on developing the devices to be used in the lightning test of the TF-X Aircraft, which is to be produced by TAI.

Pakistan Navy Commander Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi and his accompanying delegation held talks with the presidency of Turkish Defence Industries, the Ministry of Defense and ASFAT Inc., as a part of their visit to Turkey.

Three people; two Russians and one Turkish were detained by Istanbul police after illegally filming near production facilities of Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar.

During the ceremony held in the Turkish city Eskişehir, TEI-TS1400, the first indigenous helicopter engine produced by TEI, was delivered to TAI and the TEI design center was inaugurated.

42,901 people visited the 3D virtual defense industry exhibition SAHA EXPO organized by SAHA Istanbul in November and 18,231 B2B business meetings were held.

TÜBİTAK SAGE announced that all tests of the SOM Cruise Missile and its variants were completed utilizing national infrastructures.

Carrying out its first test flight on December 6, 2019, Baykar Defense’s Assault Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Akıncı, has successfully completed 61 tests so far.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation announced the number of UAVs in Turkey is about 45 thousand and the number of registered UAV pilots has reached around 216 thousand as of October 2020

At the 2.5-hour Defense Industry Executive Committee meeting held at the Presidential Complex, various projects related to electronic warfare, urban security systems, communications, weapons, ammunition, missiles and various platforms were settled.

TAI’s General Manager Temel Kotil, said that Turkey’s impatiently awaiting TF-X Aircraft will roll-out in March 18, 2023.

The Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu announced that the number of cyber-attacks towards Turkey that have been blocked so far in 2020 exceeds 102 thousand attacks.

TAI announced that it has produced and delivered composite metal panels and critical aircraft components of 500 aircraft for Gulfstream and 368 helicopter fuselages for Leonardo Helicopters.

Turkey's Defense Industry Agenda

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