Turkish Defence Industry Products Protecting the World

Mr. Latif Aral Aliş; Chairman of the Turkish Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association (SSI), Turkish Defence Alliance (TDA)

Issue 55 - September 2014

Turkey, showing a rapid growth and development tendency with 2000s, is now the world’s 17th biggest economy... Followed closely with its infrastructure investments and giant projects, Turkey has become popular in the world also with its defence industry products. 

The defence industry in Turkey underwent a strategic transformation with a changing defence industry policy in 1990s and 2000s. In the past, Turkey met its needs through importation but now, it is generating solutions in critical areas of defence industry from design to production and from modernization to modification with nearly 1000 companies, factories, SMEs, research institutes and R&D laboratories.