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SSB President Prof. DEMİR: “The Transfer of Defense Technologies to the Healthcare Sector has once Again Demonstrated the Level of Our Technological Skill.”

Moving forward by taking the pulse of the defense sector, the SSBs focuses efforts to ensure the ecosystem is kept alive and to prepare Turkish companies for export market opportunities in the future.

Issue 99

President of Defense Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail DEMİR answered questions from Turkey's leading defense magazines during a live interview broadcast via a domestic video conferencing system on May 7th.   DEMİR answered a variety of questions from the Managing Editor of Defence Turkey Magazine Cem AKALIN, Publisher & Executive Editor of MSI Turkish Defence Review Ümit BAYRAKTAR and Editor-in-Chief of C4 Defense Özgür EKŞİ as well as members of the public. During the broadcast, DEMİR made important statements about the plans for the post-COVID-19 period and the future targets of the Turkish defense sector and provided the current status of the defense & aviation projects.

In the first part of the 30-minute interview, topics various were discussed; how Defense Industry companies were affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, how companies adapted to the process, the problems faced by companies during the manufacturing process, cash flow difficulties and company expectations.  During the second half the President of Defense Industries answered questions about the development, production, and delivery processes of existing projects.