A Great Acquisition – BITES is a New Subsidiary of Aselsan

Aselsan added BİTES Defence to its subsidiaries by acquiring a 51 percent stake in Ankara-based BİTES A.Ş., which operates in technology fields such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, intelligent autonomous system software, deep learning, image and signal processing

Tarih: Issue 90 - February 2019

Established in 2005, BİTES Aerospace & Defence Technologies is a national and high technology-oriented defence industry company with 100 professional experienced staff. In 2018, BİTES realized 49 percent of its net sales as exports. Internationally recognized as a supplier for global giants such as Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Airbus, and Hensholdt; BİTES continues its activities at the R&D Center at the METU Information & Innovation Center.

BİTES develops software-intensive systems in the fields Command & Control Software and Information Technologies for mission-critical systems within the Turkish Armed Forces, as well as Training/Simulation technologies for the requirements of the defence & aerospace industries. In 2014 and 2017, BİTES was named one of the world’s top 100 Simulation Technologies companies by “Military Training Technology” magazine, one of the leading Simulation and Training Industry publications in the United States. From 2014 to 2017, the Company remained among the 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in Turkey in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program. Receiving R&D Center award by Ankara Chamber of Industry in 2016, and İnovaLİG 2017 Outstanding Achievement Certificate in 2017, BİTES was also included in the Informatics 500 and TİM 500 lists. In 2018, the company was nominated by “Military Training Technology” magazine for the outstanding innovative product category with its Augmented Reality-based Maintenance System product. Aselsan, in line with its sustainable growth target, has 10 partnerships in Turkey and 7 partnerships aboard with varying ratios. BİTES became the 11th subsidiary of Aselsan in Turkey. Aselsan continues to provide services with its offices in four countries as well as its partnerships in foreign countries.