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Pakistan – PN MILGEM Combat Systems Contract

Issue 97

Within the scope of the Pakistan MILGEM Project (PN MILGEM), which is the biggest export ever achieved by the Turkish defence industry in a single batch and includes the construction of 4 corvettes, the Pakistan MILGEM (PN MILGEM) Combat Systems Contract was signed between ASFAT, Havelsan and Aselsan. During the contract signing ceremony for the procurement and integration of combat systems, National Defence Minister Hulusi AKAR, Havelsan Chairman of the Board Prof. Hacı Ali MANTAR, Havelsan General Manager Ahmet Hamdi ATALAY, Aselsan Chairman of the Board and CEO Haluk GÖRGÜN were present.

ASFAT CEO Esad AKGÜN, the main contractor of the project, said in his speech at the ceremony that the project is important to reveal that Turkish engineers performed the design and production within international standards and even beyond and share these capabilities generously with their Pakistani brothers. Emphasizing that exports are the only solution for the sustainability and dynamism of the defence industry, AKGÜN said exports are not just an option for the defence industry, they are a necessity. Esad AKGÜN pointed out that the Pakistan Corvette Project will be completed with the principle of the lowest cost, highest quality and shortest time period and added that Pakistan will gain new capabilities in design and shipbuilding when the project is completed.

Minister of National Defence Hulusi AKAR expressed his gratitude to all employees who contributed to the project, while Havelsan General Manager Ahmet Hamdi ATALAY placed emphasis on the ADVENT Combat Management System in his speech and said: “We are proud that the next generation Network Enabled Data Integrated Combat Management System (ADVENT), jointly developed by Havelsan and the Turkish Navy and which is owned by only a few countries in the world, will be used on the ships of friendly and our brother country Pakistan”. Underlining that this system developed by nearly 6 million lines of code is being used for the first time on Turkey’s 4th MİLGEM ship, he said they aim to gain ADVENT also to other platforms in the inventory.  ATALAY said that they will assume the task of integrating all weapons and sensors in the project as well. Havelsan, the Main Integrator of the project's Combat System, will also supply the ADVENT Combat Management System, Ship Data Distribution System and Ship Information System of the Pakistani Ships.

Aselsan CEO Haluk GÖRGÜN said the Electronic Warfare System, Fire Control Radar, Laser Warning System, Torpedo Countermeasure System, 3D Search Radar, Navigation and LPI Radar, Navigation Support Systems, Inertial Navigation System, Combat Systems, 76 mm Gun Fire Control System and 25 mm Stabilized Gun System will be provided by Aselsan.