İsmail Demir explained! Will be held on March 18

Defense Industry President İsmail Demir spoke at the ‘R&D Projects Signature Ceremony launched in 2020. Demir stated that they continued their R&D studies at the highest level in 2020 and that they held their first R&D panel on December 22, 2016. Reminding that a total of 6 R&D panels have been held so far, Demir said, “As a result of the decisions taken in these panels organized with the participation of our Presidency, user authorities, universities and sector representatives, it was decided to initiate 36 projects and to make large area calls (SAGA) in 17 areas. -We plan to hold our GE panel on March 18. With these panels, we make project initial decisions in areas that are needed by the existing or planned systems and platforms of the TAF or in new technology areas for the future.We also project the R&D needs of our gendarmerie, police and other organizations. “he spoke.


Demir said that in order to meet the technical and tactical needs in the specified technology areas, large area calls are made from companies, institutions and organizations that do not include final product deliveries, verified in analysis or prototypes, and include technical demonstrations, saying, “Especially, technologies that meet multiple needs and allow civil use. With these calls, we aim to provide faster access to the new technologies needed. We aim to direct the knowledge and experience of our academicians to critical technologies and to enable multiple projects to be carried out using different technologies on the same subject.


Demir pointed out that 6 R&D projects that came to the contract stage in line with the decisions taken in the first 6 panels held the signing ceremony and said, “Through these projects, it is our priority to create mechanisms for the rapid industrialization and commercialization of the technological information produced in our universities and research centers. We believe that we will enable the transformation of knowledge into both economic power and competitive power with high technology products. The ‘R&D and Technology Roadmap’, which we have created as the Presidency, serves two purposes.The first of these is the determination of national critical technologies in line with the national defense industry vision in critical technologies. “The other is the initiation of advanced technology projects that will make our country a pioneer in line with the vision of shaping the future war concept.”


Stating that in order to achieve the goals, it is necessary to invest in the right technologies at the right time in the rapidly advancing technological age, “Therefore, one pillar of our roadmap consists of investments in advanced technologies. In technology fields, artificial intelligence, broadband technologies, big data, robotics and mechatronics, autonomy. , quantum technologies, internet of things, micro / nano and opto-electronic technologies, motor technologies, hypersonic and new missile technologies, and space issues stand out as a priority.We continue to work on them. 3.5 billion projects in total have been completed and currently ongoing. There were universities, companies, research institutions and institutes in these projects, and there were a total of 18 universities, 60 companies, 13 research institutions and 3 thousand 39 people in our R&D ecosystem. A total of 43 cities in Networks 96 universities are in charge, “he said.


Demir reminded that in 2019, a total of 1 billion 672 million dollars was spent in the field of R&D, of which 331 million dollars were from own resources in the defense industry. Demir said, “This figure corresponds to approximately 15 percent of the total sector turnover. It is seen that the defense industry sector R&D expenditures, which was 49 million dollars in 2002, have increased 34 times today. The increases provided and to be achieved in this ratio are the reasons that our industry gives to the development of original products and technologies. contribution is an indication. we are aware that Turkey’s global power vision target of R & D and passing through technology. the key to the full independence of the defense industry critical and strategic areas is fully supplied domestic and millilig in. we’re aware of that, “he said.