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Havelsan’s Cyber Defense Technology Center - Hastening the Development of Products with Indigenous Technology

Issue 68

Havelsan’s Cyber Defense Technology Center (SİSATEM) was opened with an official ceremony on March 23, 2016. Havelsan, aiming to become a center of excellence of Turkey, has reached another milestone through this inauguration.  The Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs, Mr. Binali Yıldırım, Minister of National Defense Mr. İsmet Yılmaz, Undersecretary for Defense Industries Prof. İsmail Demir, Senior Executives of Havelsan and many military and defense representatives attended the opening ceremony of the Cyber Defense Technology Center (SİSATEM) located at the Central Premises of Havelsan. 

In his opening remark at the ceremony, Havelsan’s Chairman of the Executive Board Mr. Yüksel Öztekin stated that the countries’ perception of threats towards their security changed transiently and continued, “Today, many countries are exposed to cyber threats capable of collapsing all the systems of a country in addition to the casualties caused by conventional weaponry. With the help of the intense cooperation of our foundation companies and institutions, today we are launching this center bearing vital importance for our country’s security. We will continue to make significant investments such as this center in the upcoming period for fulfilling the requirements of our country. We initiated the activities for the establishment of an Urban Warfare Training Center. We aim to introduce a well-equipped simulation center for the urban warfare training to the service of our armed forces. We are conducting our studies at full steam”. 

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