G2G Procurement Model on the Agenda in IDEF 2015

Mr. Latif Aral Aliş, Chairman, SSI-Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association of Turkey, TDA-Turkish Defence Alliance

Date: Issue 60 - May 2015

Not limiting its goals within a regional framework, Turkey has become one of the rising countries in the world in terms of the defence industry. As the defence and aerospace sector, we have been growing steadily and reached a level that is capable of meeting worldwide needs varying from software and hardware, land, naval and air platforms to logistic services. One can easily derive this fact by observing our country’s increasing export figures. Our total exports reached over 1,6 billion USD where it was 800 million USD merely 7 years ago. Our target for the end of this year is going beyond 2 billion USD.

The contribution of our promotional activities is as great as the contribution of our products, services and projects in our sector’s success. We attach great importance to the promotional and marketing activities in reaching new markets as the Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association (SSI), an organization established in order to increase the Turkish Defence Industry’s export performance and to make Turkey one of the most prominent global suppliers while gathering all the exporter companies of the sector under a single roof. The activities and efforts of SSI and our sectorial support and promotion group “Turkish Defence Alliance” (TDA) have been increasing the Turkish defence and aerospace industries international recognition.