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High Tech Mast Systems Set for Mass Production in 2017

FİGES Engineering - fulfilling Turkey’s national defense industry requirements preps for new markets meeting international specifications

Issue 73

Since 1990, FİGES has been developing electromechanical systems, sub systems and test systems for the major companies of the Turkish Defense Industry and after the 2000s the company began manufacturing the prototypes of these systems and sub systems which it developed as well. With its 27 years of experience and know-how, FİGES has been providing advanced engineering services to a wide variety of Turkish industry companies, focusing importance on R&D and supporting companies in developing and enhancing their products. 

In 2015, FİGES management adopted a strategic decision of executing the development and mass production of its own products.  As a result of the research conducted to this end, the company noticed the great opportunity offered by the Ministry of Science and Industry in respect to the support provided for R&D centers and technological investments. The company initially applied for an R&D center and eventually transformed into the structure of an R&D center in 2015. Throughout this process, FİGES examined the specifications set for defense industry projects in which the company is involved and conducted preliminary research on critical systems and sub systems that are not designed and developed in Turkey at the time, thus making Turkey dependent on foreign trade. In early 2016, the R&D Board of FİGES adopted the development of electromechanical masts as a strategically critical product.