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Aerospace Materials and Autonomy Technologies

The technology acquisition roadmap projects started by the R&D Department of the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries commenced with seven projects under the heading of Aerospace Materials and Autonomy Technologies. 

The signing ceremony was attended by the Undersecretary for Defence Industries Murad Bayar, FEMSAN General Manager Ertuğrul Ülker, VIC METAL General Manager Vedat Güngören, GÜR METAL General Manager Gürsel Yardımcı, DOWAKSA General Manager Mithat Okay, MIR ARGE General Manager Ibrahim Mirmahmutoğulları, TEI General Manager Mahmur Akşit, TAI General Manager Muharrem Dörtkaşlı, METU Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Volkan Atalay, Koç University Rector Prof. Dr. Ümran İnan, Atılım University Rector Prof. Dr. Abdürrahim Özgenoğlu and many guests. 

Speaking at the ceremony Undersecretary Murad Bayar expressed the view there was a need for engineers with a doctorate and indicated that, “This does not happen without a need. Our defence industry got promoted from a labourer to a technician to an engineer. It is now being promoted to technology and even science.” Mentioning that they followed R&D work, Bayar said: “Each of our projects is important, we monitored each one as to where it was going. No R&D project is conducted for the sake of doing R&D and that is related to research on it. We know where all of them are going. Each one will serve a purpose. We want the research so that our specialised companies can produce, that they give it to the main contractors and after assembly that they put it inside an engine and after that we put it in an aircraft. All of this is integration work, a plan, a road map.  All of the work we undertake is in the end provided in order to revamp our Armed Forces; the objective is this and is at a world standard.”

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