Workshop on the Electro-Optical Sector’s Roadmap

The Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) organized a Workshop on the Electro-Optical Sector’s Roadmap. Dr.Celal Sami TÜFEKÇİ, Vice President of Defence Industries and representatives from the SSB, universities, research centers and private sector participated in the workshop held in Ankara on December 18, 2019

Date: Issue 97 - January 2020

Electro-Optical and Infrared (EO/IR) Systems provide capabilities to air, land and naval platforms in defence and military areas on intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance, target detection, precise coordinate detection, and guidance of guided bombs. These capabilities are crucial for the armed forces before and during the operation and increase the operational strength of the troops as a critical force multiplier. Therefore, the need for electro-optical systems has been increasing exponentially, which makes the development of the market inevitable both in our country and in the world.

Through this Workshop on the Electro-Optical Sector’s Roadmap, the objective was to review the current status and capabilities of our country in the field of electro-optical, to determine the steps to be taken to properly consolidate the technological capabilities of the sector, to examine the relationship between our technology pool and the products and technologies required by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the security forces, to determine the roadmap of the electro-optical sector by setting actions that will increase our share in the rapidly growing electro-optical market and by analyzing the state of technology in the world.