TAI Aims to Become an International Actor in Space Systems

Mr. Sinan Şen

Issue 56

Defence Turkey: Mr. Sinan Şenol, firstly I would like to thank you for your time. Before starting our interview on TAI Space Systems, could you inform us briefly on TAI? 

Turkish Aircraft Industries Corporation (TUSAS) has been established in June 28th 1973 under the auspices of Industry and Technology Ministry in order to reduce the foreign dependency of defence industry in Turkey. TAI, Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. has been established by Turkish and US partners in 1984 with the decision of meeting the combat aircraft requirement of Turkish Air Force (TurAF) with F-16s.