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Interview

Thales, an Ideal Partner for Turkey - Technological Cooperation Addressing Local and Export Markets with Turkish Industry

In an exclusive interview, Thales Group Turkey Country Director Mr. Ali Serdar Baran discusses Thales’ broad product and technology portfolio in the defense sector

Issue 74

Defence Turkey: Mr. Baran, as Thales Country Director in Turkey, how do you assess Thales’s activities and presence in Turkey?

We have been present in Turkey since 1987 and now have 115 employees. Our principal activities include the major defense projects (TRS 22XX radar, Meltem aircraft, Genesis Combat Management System, SMART-S radar), ground transportation projects (Ankara-Istanbul High Speed Line Phase I & Phase II, and Kadıkoy-Kartal Metro), aerospace projects (In Flight Entertainment and Navaids), and space projects (Turksat 1A, Turksat 1B, Turksat 1C, Turksat 2A, Turksat 3A and Göktürk-1).