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SSM R&D Projects Signing Ceremony

In order to achieve the goal of allocating 3% to R&D within the scope of Turkey’s ambitious 2023 vision, a decision was made to hold an R&D panel by the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) and to this end the very first SSM panel on R&D took place on 22 December 2016 with the participation of the shareholders of the industry. At the R&D panel of SSM, decisions were made on launching projects required for the Turkish Armed Forces’ (TAF) existing or planned systems and platforms or projects on new technology areas. Wide area paging for projects consisting of technical projection which at the same time do not contain end product delivery were also decided to be accomplished. As a result of these decisions, and in order to negotiate the issues discussed, the parties met three times within 2017 and decided to launch 22 projects and make wide area paging (SAGA) in six areas. Within this scope, the contracts of 14 projects, the preparatory studies of which were finalized, were signed on 26 January 2018 at a ceremony with the participation of the Undersecretary for Defense Prof. İsmail Demir. The contract model of the projects was built on the cooperation between SME- Industry- University and 11 universities including the Anatolian universities and 3 TÜBITAK institutes will be taking part as either main contractors or sub-contractors. As a result of these projects that aim to transfer know-how and technology to industry and to transform the technology into products by the industry, with a focus on acquiring the technology and components required by the platforms and main system projects’ sub systems such as military radios, public security broad band communication network, intelligence systems. Especially with the local production of the critical material utilized in aerospace applications, Turkey’s foreign dependency in this area will be reduced significantly and critical material in destruction technologies will be manufactured uniquely. Moreover, through the development and domestic manufacturing of semi-conductive components utilized by radar applications, the capabilities of radars will be increased, thus enabling one of the most crucial technologies required for their total national production would be acquired. In addition, technological activities required to render underwater communication of the military units more secure will be accomplished. The R&D projects with signed contracts are as follows: SDN and NFV Based 5G Evolved Package Core Development (ÇINAR) This project will be conducted as part of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries’ technology acquisition road map, under the contractor ship of ULAK A.Ş, and Aselsan and Argela will be the sub-contractors. Social Media Anomaly Detection, Incident Tracking and Analysis (HAVADİS) Within the scope of Undersecretariat for Defense Industries’ road map on technology acquisition, this Project will be executed by DataBoss Bilişim and Enerji ARGE Mühendislik Ticaret Sanayi A.Ş. as the contractor and Gebze Technical University and TOBB ETÜ University as sub-contractors. Deep Learning Big Data Analysis Platform (DEĞİRMEN) As part of Undersecretariat for Defense Industries’ road map on technology acquisition this Project will be conducted by the Fırat University as the contractor of the project. Multi - Dimensional Wireless Communication Signal Analysis Platform (KAŞİF) TÜBİTAK BİLGEM will be the contractor and Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul University of Commerce and Medipol University will be the sub-contractors of this Project to be accomplished as part of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries’ road map on technology acquisition. Source Management Algorithms on Cognitive Radio Networks and Development of a Test Simulator (KAYA) As part of SSM’s technology acquisition road map, the contractor of the project will be Ankara University and its sub-contractor will be Aselsan. Interference Management in Cognitive Radio Networks (HİZA) Within the scope of SSM’s road map of technology acquisition, this Project will be executed by the İTÜNOVA Teknoloji A.Ş. as the contractor and Istanbul Technical University as the sub-contractor of the Project. Developing New Generation Material for Domes and Optical Windows (KUBBE) This Project will be conducted by Aselsan as the contractor and TÜBİTAK MAM and TÜBİTAK SAGE as sub-contractors, in accordance with SSM’s technology acquisition road map. Developing Nickel Metal Powder suitable for Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Applications (ATOM) As part of the technology acquisition road map of the SSM, the Project will be executed by the contractor TUSAŞ Motor Sanayii A.Ş. and sub-contractors Ermeksan Makine Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. and Gazi University. Developing Refractory Material for Missile Jet Wing Applications (REFRAKTER) TÜBİTAK MAM will be the contractor and Roketsan will be the sub-contractor of this Project to be conducted as part of SMM’s road map of technology acquisition. Project on the Development of Titanium Additive Manufacturing Process with Electron Beam Melting (ELEKTRON) This Project will be executed by the contractor TAI and sub-contractor Sabancı University as part of the road map on technology acquisition of the SSM. Aerospace Stainless Steel and Nickel Based Super Alloy Development (DİNÇ) Within the scope of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries’ road map on technology acquisition, this Project will be conducted by the TAI as the contractor and by TÜBİTAK MAM and Akmetal as sub-contractors. GAN Based G/A Module Components Development (AKASYA) The Project will be conducted by the contractor Aselsan in line with SSM’s technology acquisition road map and AB Mikro Nano A.Ş. and KUPFER LTD. ŞTİ. will be the sub-contractors. Development of the GAN Based High Performance Integrated Circuit operating at Millimeter Wave Band Project (MOGAN) In accordance with SSM’s technology acquisition road map, this Project will be executed by the contractor Meteksan Defense and Bilkent University Business Partnership. Development of Powdered Thermobaric Explosive – (VOLKAN) With this Project, thermobaric explosives with long-term impulse/ pressure/ vacuum and heat effects and high destructive power will be developed. In line with SSM’s technology acquisition road map, the Project will be conducted by TÜBİTAK SAGE as the contractor and by TÜBİTAK MAM and MKEK as the sub-contractors.