Projects Amounting to $5 Billion Determined at Defense Industry Executive Committee

Date: Issue 79 - February 2018

A total of 22 clauses totaling an amount of $5 billion were concluded at the Defense Industry Executive Committee held on November 2nd, 2017 at SSM premises with the participation of Prime Minister Mr. Binali Yıldırım, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, Mr. Nurettin Canikli - Minister of National Defense, Mr. Süleyman Soylu - Minister of Interior, Prof. İsmail Demir- Undersecretary for Defense Industries and the Undersecretariat officials.

No statement was made to the press about the topics discussed at the meeting which lasted 3.5 hours under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mr. Binali Yildirim. 

The following points were mentioned in the written statement made by the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries after the meeting:

“The Defense Industry Executive Committee gathered under the chairmanship of our Prime Minister in order to discuss the issues on the agenda and to make decisions about them. 22 projects valued at $5 billion were discussed at the meeting. The decisions were made by our committee for projects regarding the development of the National Long Range Air and Missile Defense Systems, projects for different types of missiles and smart ammunitions, electronic jamming and electronic warfare system projects, various caliber and size grenade launcher, rifle and pistol development and mass production projects, projects regarding naval platforms as well as missile and weapon systems that can be fired from naval platforms, projects for the modernization, development and additional mass production of combat and utility helicopters, projects for tank modernization and mass production, projects regarding the development of new and advanced versions of unmanned aerial vehicles and projects to increase their production capacity, projects for the construction of the MILGEM Class I frigate as well as the modernization, development and production of the Preveze class submarine.”