Turkey continues to strengthen air defense capabilities with multiple projects

June 29, 2018

Daily Sabah Defense:

In order to respond to its air defense needs, Turkey is carrying out multidimensional sophisticated defense projects. In accordance with the Air and Missile Defense Roadmap, the projects have been designed and are being carried out to develop multilayered air and missile defense capabilities by exploiting domestic resources.

Within this framework, the projects benefit from the expertise of leading Turkish firms and foreign companies when necessary, by way of technical support. Following the design and development processes, the plans for mass production of defense platforms are drawn up to include subcontractors and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Accordingly, existing capabilities and the competence of leading Turkish defense firms like ASELSAN and ROKETSAN are mobilized and the sector’s sustainability to compete in the international area is ensured. The most important strategic goal of air defense is to accomplish projects that will serve Turkey’s multilayered air defense by mobilizing domestic competence and capabilities.

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