Officials said they plan serial production of the Bozok soon. The rocket was designed and developed by Tubitak SAGE, a government-controlled defense industry research and development institute.
By Burak Ege Bekdil May 17, 2015 www.defensenews.com
Contract Signed for Construction of LPD Ship for Turkish Navy
Monday, May 11, 2015 by Navantia www.naval-technology.com
The Turkish shipyard SEDEF has signed a contract with the SSM for the design and construction of one landing platform / dock (LPD) ship for the Turkish Navy. The agreement was made during IDEF 2015, the Defence exhibiton in Istanbul.
Turkey Says It ‘Urgently’ Needs Armed Drones
In a surprising move, Turkey’s procurement officials have set out to “urgently” acquire an unspecified batch of armed unmanned aircraft systems.
The country’s procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) issued a Request for Information for what it called “an urgent requirement for the Turkish Air Force.”
SSM said that the required drones can be both medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) or high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) models.
April 29, 2015 DefenseNews
US-Based Nova Power Solutions Inc., a prominent purveyor of high quality power protection and solutions, announced today it has officially launched the presence of their extensive customized line of solutions in the Turkish market. Nova Power’s main objective in collaborating with Turkish Defense Companies is to contribute to Turkey’s goal of developing high quality defense systems to be marketed worldwide. Nova Power’s customizable rack‐mount rugged and ruggedized power protection solutions are designed for and particularly suited to shipboard, tactical military and other extreme operating environments. March 18, 2015.
Standing Nato Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) ships have started operations and training in the Black Sea, as part of efforts to enhance interoperability with its allies. SNMG2 will conduct training with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish Navies. 5 March 2015, Naval Technology Daily Update.
President Abdullah Gül attended the official delivery ceremony of the Atlas ‘A400M’ to the Turkish Air Force in Kayseri on Monday.
National Defense Minister Ismet Yılmaz, Governor Orhan Düzgün, Deputy Chairman of Parliament Sadık Yakut, and high-ranking military officers, defense industry executives of TAI attended the ceremony in Kayseri.
“We are quite proud to equip our air transportation fleet with the future’s military transportation aircrafts,” said President Gül during his speech. Abdullah Gül stated during the latest delivery, The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) upgraded its’ capacity.
Turkey expects to generate $1.51 billion revenue from A400M (Daily Sabah 12.05.2014).
The Turkish Under-secretary for Defense Industries (SSM) has been authorised by the Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) to place an order for the first two F-35 Lightning II joint strike-fighter (JSF) aircraft. The two block-3F configuration F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) fighters are scheduled to be supplied by Lockheed Martin, as part of a lot 10 low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract. In a statement, the SSM said that Turkey has closely followed the JSF programme, and ‘continues her forecast of the acquisition of 100 F-35A aircraft as planned and declared previously’. 9 May 2014 airforce-technology.com …
Exelis to provide EW jammer pods to Turkish air force F-16 jets in $75.3 million contract
March 17, 2014 By John Keller militaryaerospace.com
Defense procurement reshuffle that started with removal of top arms procurement official is stalling decision-making process for major contracts.
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