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Meteksan Defence is On the Right Track for Growth With Successful International Programs

In an exclusive interview, Meteksan Defence’s International Sales, Marketing and Corporate Reputation Director Burak AKBAŞ, discusses the company’s ambitious vision and plans to develop and design national, independent and indigenous, high-tech products and subsystems in the defence industry sector

Issue 89

Defence Turkey: Dear Mr. AKBAŞ, first of all, thank you for your time. Meteksan Defence was established in 2006 in order to unite and coordinate the projects and activities of the high-tech companies in the defence industry, operating under Bilkent Holding, in a single framework. Can we start our conversation by touching upon Meteksan Defence’s current position, number of employees, turnover, services offered to customers, technology accumulation and vision? 

Burak AKBAŞ: As you mentioned, Meteksan Defence Industry Inc. was established in 2006 in order to unite and coordinate the projects and activities of the high-tech companies in the defence industry, operating under Bilkent Holding, in a single framework. The ambitious vision of the establishment of our company is to develop and design national, independent and indigenous, high-tech products and subsystems in the defence industry sector in line with the vision of the Presidency of Defence Industries, Turkish Armed Forces and other security forces.