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Turkey’s Transparent and Neutral Testing Solution Partner Equipped to Meet the Needs of Global Clients

TRtest Company- Bilal AKTAŞ General Manager discusses TRtest’s new test center, strategy and its solution partners. The company will provide consultancy services, as well as a reliable, accessible and affordable test center. TRtest aims to test the ballistic products to be exported abroad on behalf of the customer country

Issue 90

Defence Turkey: What can you say about the organizational structure, vision, and goals of TRtest which was founded with the aim of establishing, operating, maintaining, and providing training services for conformity assessment infrastructures such as testing, inspection, analysis, demonstration, supervision, certification, calibration, and qualification?

Bilal AKTAŞ: TR Test ve Değerlendirme AŞ, started its activities on November 1, 2018, at the Technopark Ankara campus of İvedik Organized Industrial Zone.  It was officially established in December 2017 with the partnership of the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB), Turkish Standards Institution (TSE), The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TSKGV), and Defence Technologies Center Corp. (STM) in order to coordinate the existing test and evaluation infrastructure and capabilities  together with customers by tracking inventories, to contribute to the accomplishment of the testing of critical systems and platforms mainly in the defence industry with domestic and national resources, and to operate test and evaluation infrastructures to be established in our country in a more efficient way. With this in mind, TRtest aims to involve in all the activities in the triangle of products to be tested, test equipment, and technical test personnel. In other words, TRtest will continue its activities by contributing to the design phase of the product to be tested in order to determine the criteria to verify the requirements that will affect the expected performance of the product, specify the technical characteristics for the localization of the equipment to test the product, and to train the technical personnel who will perform the tests.