The Next Big Thing: Havelsan’s Simulators are Attracting the World’s Attention

In this exclusive interview Mr. Lütfü Özçakır - Vice President, Training and Simulation Technologies Division, Havelsan - discusses the company’s impressive achievements, current projects and Havelsan’s appetite and readiness for new markets.

Date: Issue 73 - April 2017

Defence Turkey: Dear Mr. Lütfü Özçakır, first of all we would like to thank you for your time. You are assuming a significant responsibility at Havelsan as the Vice President of the Training and Simulation Technologies Division.  Can you give us an overview of the responsibilities of your division?

Our division performs a wide of range activities within the overall structure of Havelsan. Our areas of activity are comprised of the manufacturing of both commercial and military simulators and simulation systems and the provision of all types of integrated maintenance and logistical support following the delivery of the systems to the clients. Moreover, through an initiative that we have developed over the last two years, we have been developing virtual and actual integrated training solutions in various functional areas by utilizing our technological infrastructure and offering training services on many subjects; providing these services to both our security forces and to the friendly and allied countries as determined by agreements upon request.