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Aselsan introduces torpedo-jammer sonar

Turkish defense industry company, Aselsan, has manufactured Turkey’s first domestic sonar system capable of ‘jamming’ incoming topedos. Aselsan’s underwater sonar system, “Kulac”, has the “jammer” technology aiming at eliminating torpedo threat. Moreover, it can be used to measure sea depth, as well as distance, direction and speed of enemy submarines, defense experts told AA on […]

Turkey Takes Aim At Targeting Pod

Turkey’s largest defense company is beginning to flight-test the country’s first indigenous advanced targeting and reconnaissance pod. The tests mark the end of the initial phase of an ambitious program by military electronics specialist Aselsan. It is not publicly known how long Aselsan has been working on the once-classified project, but the company says it […]

Turkey reveals stand-off missile, bunker buster

Turkish Air Force (TurAF) has revealed two indigenously developed missile systems during the 100th year celebrations at the Cigli airbase in Turkey’s western province of Izmir, TR Defence sources reported on Saturday. Celebrations consisted of public shows by the world’s leading air acrobatics teams, including the USAF Thunderbirds and Turkey’s own Turkish Stars, as well as various other events both on […]

FNSS bags $559 million Malaysian order for Pars 8×8 APCs

FNSS of Turkey, a joint venture between BAE Systems, Inc. and Nurol Holding  of Turkey, has received and signed a $559 million letter of offer and acceptance  (LOA) from DEFTECH of Malaysia for the design, development and manufacture of  257 DEFTECH AV-8 8×8 wheeled armored vehicles and Integrated Logistics Support  for the Malaysian Armed Forces. […]

Havelsan’s new UAV mission planning system

Havelsan has developed a mission planning system for small rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and intends to evolve this into a package for a range of UAVs, both fixed- and rotary-wing. Baris Dinç, systems engineering group manager for air command control and management information systems at Havelsan, told Jane’s that the company had used a […]

Three shipyards set for Turkish LPD tender

Three Turkish shipyards have responded to a request for tender (RfT) to design and build an amphibious landing platform dock (LPD) vessel for the Turkish Naval Forces. Desan Shipyard, RMK Marine and SEDEF submitted their rival proposals to the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) on 16 May. Çelik Tekne and Dearsan Shipyard, which had until […]

TAI to go on IMKB

Senior procurement official have said that the Turkish government is now drafting for their road map on publicizing the Turkish Aerospace Industries on the stock exchange which is the 2nd largest defense company in Turkey. They are hoping that TAI will be gaining better posture in the corporate world once part of their shares will […]

Turkey’s largest ‘silicon valley’ to open in 2012

The largest information technology (IT) complex in Turkey, dubbed Teknopark Istanbul, is set to open next year on the Asian side of the country’s economic capitol Istanbul. Supported by Turkey’s powerful Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM) and Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO), the humongous 2.5 million square meter complex will host over 1,000 companies and research institutes operating […]

First Galileo satellite to launch in October

The launch of the first two operational satellites of the EU’s global navigation satellite system will take place on 20th October, the European Commission announced today. This is just the first of a series of launches due to take off from Europe’s Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana. The launch of the Galileo satellites at […]

First F-16 produced in Turkey delivered to TUAF

Cockpit view of a Turkish F-16 Fighting Falcon. Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) and Lockheed Martin unveiled the first of 30 new Turkish-built F-16s in ceremonies today at TAI’s facility near Ankara. Turkish officials at the event included the nation’s Minister of National Defense, Vecdi Gonul; Undersecretary for Defense Industries Murad Bayar; Turkish Air Force […]



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