Turkey Aims for the Top 10 in the Global Defence Industry

Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association’s (SSI) review of 2014 and g

Issue 59 - March 2015

On the media day, Chairman of Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association (SSI) Mr. Latif Aral Aliş made statements on the export figures of year 2014 as well as on their goals for the upcoming period and expressed that the sector has arrived at the point where it exports one third of its products and added that they aimed to place at least seven Turkish companies at the top 100 companies in the world. Regarding 2014 export figures, Mr. Latif Aral Aliş said, “We are taking the required steps to become a worldwide brand in the defence industry where competition is challenging. Our exports increased from 884 million USD to 1 billion 647 million USD in three years. The synchronized efforts of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of National Defence, Undersecretariat for Defence Industries and Turkish Armed Forces have a significant role in this success”.

Latif Aral Aliş: “Governmental Guarantee should have a Key Role in Turkish Defence Industry Export”