“KAREL is Turkey’s Largest Company in the Communication Electronics Sector Without Any Foreign Partners”

Defence Turkey talks to Senih BAŞOL - KAREL Defense Industry Solutions Director, on the existing capabilities and activities in military communication systems, KAREL’s communication solutions for military vessels/boat platforms, Company’s approach to and its expectations from the National Fighter Jet (TF-X), HÜRJET and TF-2000 Projects and on the medium and long-term targets of KAREL, in addition to others.

Date: Issue 109 - August 2021

Defence Turkey: KAREL was established in 1986 as a telecommunications equipment manufacturer and has been providing products and solutions in military communication systems for over 20 years. Could you inform us about KAREL’s organizational structure, staff, 2020 performance as well as targets and expectations for 2021? 

Senih BAŞOL: With nearly 3,500 employees, we are a leading technology company that conducts all processes ranging from R&D to design and production. In addition to telecommunications, we are active in defense industry solutions, corporate projects, system integration and electronics production.