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Strategic Air Defense Systems and Turkey’s Road Map

by Cem

Issue 65

SETA’s Director of Security Research Assistant Prof. Murat Yeşiltaş was the moderator of the panel on “Strategic Air Defense Systems and Turkey’s Road Map” organized by SETA and the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries. Undersecretary for Defense Industries Prof. İsmail Demir, Faculty Member of MEF University Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kibaroğlu, Faculty Member of İzmir University of Economy Dr. Sıtkı Egeli, Aselsan Deputy Director General Mr.Mustafa Kaval and Roketsan Deputy Director General Dr. Sartuk Karasoy attended the event as panelists. Turkey’s strategies for the upcoming period were examined during the panel and the participants were informed on the significant clues regarding the cancelled T-LORAMIDS program.

The event was launched with the opening remark of SETA Director of Security Research Assistant Prof. Murat Yeşiltaş and Undersecretary for Defense Industries Prof. İsmail Demir took the floor as the first panelist. In his speech, Prof. Demir pointed out that missile defense systems were systems utilizing quite complicated systems in an integrated manner and mentioned that in case of a ballistic missile attack, following the identification of the threat, the threat should be classified through the supersensitive guided systems and then immediately destroyed. Prof. Demir added that in order to struggle against the stratified threats, the technological development capable of achieving the fight against greater threats should be accomplished immediately.

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