Inauguration of TÜBİTAK-SAGE “Seeker Technology Development and Test Center”

Issue 71 - November 2016

The “Seeker Technology Development and Test Center” within TÜBİTAK SAGE was opened at a ceremony attended by the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Mr. Faruk Özlü. Minister Mr. Özlü stated that SAGE and TÜBİTAK’s other institutes were conducting important tasks toward elevating Turkey’s position in technology production and defense technologies.

 Executing the opening of the Seeker Technology Development and Test Center under the auspices of TÜBİTAK Defense Industries Research and Development Institute (SAGE), Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Mr. Faruk Özlü expressed that Turkey made progress in production and design in respect to the defense technologies during the last 14-15 years. Attending the presentation on the activities conducted at SAGE and watching the simulation developed on the seeker technology, Mr. Özlü said, “We are executing quite important projects at SAGE. The products emerging as a result of the three projects are currently being utilized by our armed forces. You are also aware of the security conditions of the region in which Turkey is located and there are operations conducted by our armed forces abroad as well. We mainly utilize our own systems and ammunition in these operations. We will conduct our activities to this end in a determined manner. TÜBİTAK SAGE and other institutes of TÜBİTAK are carrying out important tasks in elevating Turkey’s capacity in technology development and defense technologies. The efforts we witness here today are the proof of this. We will be developing systems with higher capabilities and longer ranges and we will be placing them in the inventory.”