Defence Industry Firms Meet in the II TSSK Project Market

Issue 51 - March 2014

Hosted by METU and METU Teknokent and under the leadership of the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), the II Project Market of the Teknokent Defence Industry (TSSK) that took place at the METU Culture Convention Centre and which brought together many defence industry firms aims to expand the relations between large, medium and small-scale firms in the industry thereby for them to sign more contracts, to use existing resources and to plan correctly the new investments to take place.

The activity which saw SMEs introduce projects that were completely domestically developed defence industry products and which produce high technology solutions was met with great interest by participants. While the number of total registered participants was 300, another 350 individuals visited the activity. Aside from 29 firms from the METU Teknokent and TSSK, the main contractors in the sector Aselsan, Havelsan, Roketsan, TAI and FNSS as well as Bilkent Cyberpark, Gazi Teknopark and Hacettepe Teknopark also participated. The OSSA Defence and Aerospace Clustering, the Eskişehir Aerospace Clustering and the Aerospace and Aviation Clustering located in Izmir found the opportunity to introduce their companies with a stand at the activity that took place. With the co-operation meetings that took place with the stands, firms attending the TSSK II Project Market activity had the opportunity to meet each other.