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The Harmony of Collaboration between Turkish Defence and Aviation Companies - ICDDA

In this interview Mithat ERTUĞ, OSSA Cluster Chairman of Board, OSSA shares insight into past events and what’s in store for the 4th ICDDA event

Issue 86

Defence Turkey: The 4th ICDDA (Industrial Cooperation Days in Defense and Aerospace) Conference will be held between 23- 25 October 2018 in Ankara. Could you please inform us about the foreign procurement delegations and the new concepts this year event? 

Mithat ERTUĞ: As it is known, a comprehensive cooperation agreement covering the technology transfer between the OSSA Cluster (OSTIM Defence and Aviation Cluster) and Mexico’s FEMIA was signed at the Farnborough Air Show.   Within the light of this agreement, this year for the first time FEMIA, the South American industrialists will be attending the event and will accomplish bilateral business negotiations and establish contacts with Turkish companies.  In addition, the event will host the purchasing delegations from 40 countries including Azerbaijan, Brazil, Pakistan, France, Russia, Qatar, Ukraine. In addition to the procurement processes of the various firms this year, the issues related to the cooperation between countries will be on the agenda which is distinct from the previous years. Within that concept, on the first day of event   Mr. Vazirov FARRUKH,  General Manager Advisor Ministry of Defence Industry of Azerbaijan; Lieutenant General Jose Augusto Carepaldi AFFONSO, Head of  General Staff  of  Logistics of  Brazil Air Force;  Mr Bjorn JENSSEN , Procurement Officer - Accelerators and Technology Section, CERN;  Mr. Luis G. LIZCANO, General Director of FEMIA, Mexico ; Mr. Patrick FESQUET, Procurement Director, NATO; Air Vice Marshal Ijaz Mahmood MALIK , Pakistan and  Mr. Andrii SYVUSHENKO and  Mr. Andrii SYVUSHENKO, Head of Information and Analytical Support Department, UKROBORONPROM will deliver speeches.  At every event, companies have the opportunity to exhibit their products at their stands. This year 150 m2 of space has been allocated to the General Directorate of Military Factories and Shipyards and they will exhibit their products there. It will also include bilateral co-operation talks with Military Factories.