Turkey Outlines UAV Plans

Unmanned Combat Air Systems in the near future to execute tasks alone with the help of artificial intelligence and autonomy

Issue 67 - April 2016

A Panel on “Turkey’s UAV Roadmap in Relation to Technological Developments” organized by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) and Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM) was held at the premises of the SSM. The Panel was moderated by the SETA Security Research Director Asst. Prof. Murat Yeşiltaş and the opening speeches were given by the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries Prof. İsmail Demir and Head of SSM Unmanned and Smart Systems Department  Mr. Yakup Taşdelen. Head of TOBB-ETU Mechanical Engineering Department Prof. Ünver Kaynak, STM Consultant Mr. Cengiz Karaağaç, Vestel Defense Deputy Director General Mr. Süha Özgür Dinçer, TAI Engineering Director Mr. Remzi Barlas and Baykar General Manager Mr. Haluk Bayraktar participated in the panel as speakers. 

Turkey’s transition period to UAV production through its domestic resources and indigenous design, the developments in UAV technology and the direction of the technological evolution, UAV utilization’s integration to the civil aviation field, current studies and targets, requirements and issues of the private sector were examined throughout the panel.