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EDGE Entity HALCON Sign Contract with TÜBİTAK SAGE for Chemical Engineering Training

EDGE Group entity, HALCON, a regional leader in the design and production of guided weapons systems and beyond, signed a contract with The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye Defense Industries Research and Development Institute (TÜBİTAK SAGE), a leading research and development (R&D) institution in the field of defence industry technology and producer of precision air-to-surface weapons. The contract was signed at IDEX 2023, one of the largest tri-service defence exhibitions in the world, which is being held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, until 24 February.

Date: February 22, 2023

Under the contract, HALCON will send employees to TÜBİTAK SAGE for training in formulating composite propellants and liners on a laboratory scale. Two HALCON employees will be sent to TÜBİTAK SAGE for a month-long course over the next 18 months.

Wim Strydom, COO of HALCON, said: “We are proud to be sending HALCON personnel to TÜBİTAK SAGE, a renowned institution with a long-standing history in providing the Turkish defence industry with competitive and advanced technologies, products and services. Over the next year and a half, HALCON’s young engineers will gain invaluable insights from the highly experienced TÜBİTAK SAGE team and incorporate their learnings into HALCON’s solutions.”

Gurcan Okumuş, Director of TÜBİTAK SAGE, said: “We are very glad to establish links with HALCON and to sign our first contract as a service provider. We hope to increase the number of business activities in the near future.”

Attendees of IDEX can visit EDGE and its portfolio of companies at Hall 5, stand A-05 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between 20 to 24 February 2023.