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RF Technologies Road Map Workshop Organized by SSB in Ankara

The RF Technologies Road Map Workshop was organized by the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and focused on topics such as integrated circuits, quantum, signal processing, antenna, passive, solid state, material and vacuum. 137 technology topics were discussed in the workshop organized with the participation of the representatives from the TAF, universities, research centers, and the public and private sector.

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December 26, 2019.  The RF Technologies Road Map Workshop was organized by the Presidency of Defence Industries and Vice President of Defence Industries Dr.Celal Sami TÜFEKÇİ as well as representatives from the Turkish Armed Forces, universities, research centers, and the public and private sector participated in the workshop held at the SSB.

The Presidency of Defence Industries has been planning, monitoring and supporting technology acquisition activities with a holistic approach within the framework of the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan. Investing in the technologies of the future to provide our security forces with superior capabilities is also amongst the strategic targets of the SSB. To this end, technology based R&D Road Maps are prepared by establishing Focus Technology Networks (OTAĞ). With these road maps, the aim is to minimize foreign dependency for the technologies required by our security forces and maximize the competitiveness of our country in the sector. Road maps are prepared by the representatives from the Turkish Armed Forces, security forces, industry, universities and research institutions.

137 Technology Topics Discussed at RF OTAĞ

The RF Technology Road Map Workshop was also held in this context and OTAĞ activities and prominent technology issues were presented to all stakeholders. RF OTAĞ consists of 8 working groups focusing on integrated circuits, quantum, signal processing, antenna, passive, solid state, material and vacuum. 137 technology topics and 190 sub-topics were proposed by these focus groups and evaluated in the workshop. The OTAĞ Final Report is planned to be finalized in 2020 Q1 and the RF Technologies Roadmap will be updated accordingly.

Importance of RF (Radiofrequency) Technologies

RF (Radio-Frequency) technologies form the basis of radar, electronic warfare, military communications and aerospace applications in the field of defence and security. RF technologies are considered an area of fierce competition where countries continually strive to gain advantage over each other and have a direct impact on national income with their commercial applications and on national security with their military applications. For this reason, being self-sufficient in RF technologies, acquiring technologies indigenously and on a national basis, and having the competence to compete globally are of crucial importance for our independence and future.