Evaluation of the Defence Industry for 2020 and 2021 Targets
President of Defense Industry Prof. Dr İsmail Demir held a meeting on “Evaluation of the Year 2020 and 2021 Goals” with the representatives of the press organizations and explained the targets.
Prof. Dr According to Demir's statement, the 2021 schedule is as follows:
Air Defense, Weapons and Ammunition
The Low Altitude Air Defense Missile System HİSAR-A+ will enter the inventory and be delivered for the first time. The tests of the Medium Altitude Air Defense Missile System HİSAR-O+ will be completed and it will be ready to enter the inventory. In the Long-Range Air and Missile Defense System-SIPER Project, the detailed design of the system and subsystem components will be completed in cooperation with ASELSAN-ROKETSAN-TÜBİTAK SAGE. The first national anti-ship missile will be delivered at ATMACA. The first delivery of Domestic and National Torpedo AKYA will begin. The first delivery of the Anti-Tank Weapon KARAOK, Used by a Single Private, will be made. Over-flight tests of short and medium/long-range BOZDOĞAN and GÖKDOĞAN air-to-air missiles developed for air superiority of warplanes will be completed. Delivery of the first national 7,62 mm machine guns (PMT 7,62) developed for platforms will begin. Instead of the Modular Gunpowder System supplied from abroad, the delivery of locally developed systems will begin. Within the scope of the project initiated to increase the efficiency of the use of mortar weapons in the inventory, the first modernized mortar weapons will be delivered. The Laser Weapon System Project will be launched for the first time for the General Directorate of Security. Foreign dependency on explosives used in rocket and missile systems will be reduced; Production at the ROKETSAN Explosive Raw Material Production Facility will continue.
Land Vehicles Projects
Aerospace in 2020
Marine Projects in 2020
The port acceptance tests of the Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship ANADOLU, which will be the largest ship of the Turkish Navy, have begun. The construction of the Test and Training Ship Horizon has been completed, and the sea acceptance tests have begun. 2 Emergency Response Diving Training Boats and the second of the new SAT Boats were delivered to the Naval Forces Command.
Land Vehicles Projects in 2020
In 2020 R&D, Cyber Security, Training, Support, Export
Within the scope of R&D projects; Technology studies at various levels continued on additive manufacturing, materials, infrared, laser and electromagnetic, electro-optics, artificial intelligence and autonomy, broadband mobile communication and warfare systems, energetic materials, CBRN and RF technologies. Cyber Security Week was organized for the first time in Turkey, and the importance of domestic and national cyber security was discussed at the highest level.
Demir said, “I would like to remind you that we have done all this despite various embargoes, both implicitly and openly. Hopefully, we will continue on our way by further increasing our targets in 2021.” said.
Noting that the Turkish defence industry, together with its ecosystem, universities, research centres and companies, is showing an increasing success rate, Demir emphasized that this success was achieved together and said, "I hope we will continue to write a success story together."