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In order to increase the competitiveness of our industry in the defense, aviation and space sectors by raising their productivity, there is a strong need for national and regional initiatives and supporting structures which are subject-oriented, have qualified workforce, have the ability to produce high technology products with collaboration and which can sell them in international arena.

In order that Istanbul Industry, which produces half of Turkey’s national income, produces high-tech products of added value, in March 2015, SAHA Istanbul Defense and Aerospace Cluster Association was established with the initiatives of 27 founding members, aiming to combine the power and catching a common synergy of 65.000 industrialists company operating in the corridor of Northern Marmara starting from Edirne, extending to Tekirdag, Istanbul, Izmit, Yalova, Adapazarı and Düzce. The cluster chose Technopark Istanbul in Pendik as the center. Has opened a liaison office in the DESB Deliklikaya industrial area to coordinate activities on the European side and the Thrace region.

In every branch of the defense industry, we are creating clusters by informing and guiding our companies in the aviation and space industry, thereby acting with the ideal of increasing our national production ability and capacity.


Creating synergies by forming cooperation between regional companies to develop and produce high-tech products using existing potential in the region.

Creating global brands and global competitive advantages by developing specific areas or products.

Increasing the domestic contribution rate in national projects.

Cooperate in public, private and international tenders.

To establish and develop cooperation between the members and Public Institutions, Universities, Research Institutions, NGOs, Development Agencies and International Support Centers.

To establish and operate Test and Documentation Centers with international accreditation.

To run joint legal and industrial property rights services. To take sectoral inventory, to create detailed database and network.

Participating in national / international fairs, organizing fairs.

To be a member of National / International Associations or Institutions operating in the same field and to carry out joint activities with them.

Contributing to the establishment of defense, aviation and space vocational schools. To train entrepreneuria-minded researchers equipped with the knowledge, technology and spirit of innovation.

To give all the support to the producers of devices/materials and technologies in Defense, Aviation and Space Sector, including promotion, marketing and branding in production.

As SAHA Istanbul, with the aim of eliminating external dependency, we will have established an ecosystem that will guide our manufacturing institutions and industrialists to national production and software, and help our government to develop the domestic industry.