Head of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir talked about the developments in the Turkish defense industry in the TRT News broadcast. Making statements about the future targets of the Turkish Defense Industry, Demir said, “The Portable Air Defense System SUNGUR, Hisar A, Hisar O will be delivered. New tests of Siper will be made. With the National Satellite Launch System, we will touch the space a few times and come. New versions of Akıncı TİHA will fly. Our air-to-air missiles will gain different capabilities. Various tests will be conducted on our ramjet missiles. The localization stages of our cruise missiles will continue. New stages of our UAV engines will be on the agenda. The tests of our helicopter engine will be completed and its integration into helicopters will begin. The capabilities of our various gunboats will be increased. We will try various weapons with our unmanned sea vehicles. We will make our anti-tank guns more capable. We will make our artillery rockets more precise. ” he said.
President of the Presidency of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. During İsmail Demir's visit to TÜBİTAK SAGE, the ramjet engine ignition test was carried out successfully. The test carried out from TÜBİTAK SAGE's TAYFUN Aeroitki Infrastructure was successfully completed. In the statement made by TÜBİTAK SAGE, “Our SSB President Mr. prof. Dr. With İsmail Demir's visit to TÜBİTAK SAGE, we had the opportunity to present our #MilliSavunmaiMilliArge works on site. We have passed a critical stage with the successful ramjet engine ignition test performed in our TAYFUN Aeroitki Infrastructure.” statements were included.
During the visit, Demir was informed about GÖKDOĞAN and BOZDOĞAN missiles, SİPER Long Range Air Defense System Project, turbojet and ramjet engine projects and their adaptations, while Demir examined the projects on site.
Ground-fired tests of the Ramjet-propelled GÖKHAN missile in 2023
Kaner Kurt's Experts SohbetGürcan Okumuş, Director of TUBITAK SAGE, who participated in the broadcast, announced that the ground-firing tests of the GÖKHAN ramjet propelled air-to-air missile were aimed to be carried out in 2023. GÖKHAN's name was announced for the first time by the Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar at the ceremony held for the delivery of 3 units of HGK-1000 at the 82rd Air Maintenance Factory Directorate in Etimesgut.
The target in defense and aerospace exports is 4 billion dollars
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the ceremony held at the Istanbul Maritime Shipyard for the commissioning of the Test and Training Ship TCG Ufuk and made a speech. Emphasizing that Turkey owes all the moves required by its national interests in every field, from the fight against terrorism to cross-border operations, despite all the embargoes, both covert and open, President Erdoğan said that he owes the progress he has made in the defense industry.
“Thank God, we design, develop, manufacture and use systems that we need in a wide range of areas, from unmanned air-land-sea vehicles to helicopters, from weapons and ammunition to missiles, from air defense systems to electronic warfare. The number of countries using Turkish defense industry products is increasing every year. We expect our defense and aerospace exports to exceed 4 billion dollars by the end of this year.”
Defense and aerospace exports approached 1 billion dollars in the first quarter
According to the data of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, the Turkish defense and aerospace sector exported 2022 million 326 thousand dollars in February 514 and 2022 million 327 thousand dollars in March 774. Exporting a total of 2022 million 961 thousand dollars in the first two months of 772, the exports of the Turkish defense and aerospace sector increased by 2021 percent compared to the first three months of 48,6.