9th Air & Avionics Systems Seminar Held in Ankara

The 9th Air & Avionics Systems Seminar, which strives to bring together the ecosystem consisting of procurement authorities, domestic and international manufacturers, R&D organizations and users for the air platforms and avionics in the inventory of the Air Forces Command, as well as various air platforms and their weapons and sensors to enter the inventory, was held on June 2-3, 2022, at The Ankara Hotel.

Date: Issue 115 - August 2022

The 9th Air & Avionics Systems Seminar was organized with the support of the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB), METU-BILTIR, AFCEA-Türkiye, DASA, Elektronik Vadisi and TDI News, and sponsored by ASELSAN as the main sponsor and Defence Türkiye as one of the media sponsors. In addition to representatives of domestic and foreign companies such as HAVELSAN, ROKETSAN, KAREL, TAAC, LEONARDO and TARGET, representatives of the SSB, representatives of user authorities and representatives from universities attended the seminar. Through information sharing provided by the 9th Air & Avionics Systems Seminar, which hosted the leading actors of the industry, the aim was to increase national and domestic production regarding aviation and space systems, while contributing to the production of the Turkish Fighter (MMU/TF-X).

On day-1 of the 9th Air & Avionics Systems Seminar, which attracted nearly 500 applicants, started with opening remarks, followed by speeches by Air Pilot Colonel (Ret.) Berna ŞEN, Türkiye's first female F-16 Pilot, and Dr. Şener YILMAZ, Avionics Software Design Manager at ASELSAN. The first day of the event continued in the afternoon with panels organized in two separate halls (Karadeniz 1 and 2). In addition to the opening speeches, a total of 17 presentations were made within the scope of the seminar, and 16 companies opened stands in the foyer area to present their products. The 10th Air & Avionics Systems Seminar is planned to be held in early June 2024.