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Demir; New Export Models Needed

Demir; New Export Models Needed

President of Defence Industries Prof İsmail Demir said that new export models, methods, initiatives must be discussed and defined strategies. Demir delivered a speech at the 31st Annual General Assembly of SASAD, held in Ankara on 30th March 2021. SASAD is Defence and Aerospace Industry Manufacturers Association (Savunma Ve Havacılık Sanayii İmalatçılar Derneği).

“By doing the same things, we get the same results. Now doing different things is a necessity to get different results and go further,“ Demir said.

Öner Tekin, Chairman of the Executive Board of SASAD, stated that the defence industry’s localisation rate has exceeded 65 per cent and aims to increase this to 75 per cent in 2023.

Tekin stated that the whole sector was making significant efforts to reach challenging targets and added that various steps to develop its talents would create revolutionary effects.

As a result of the election held in the General Assembly, FNSS General Manager Nail Kurt, AYESAŞ General Manager Öner Tekin, HAVELSAN General Manager Mehmet Akif Nacar, ROKETSAN General Manager Murat İkinci, ASELSAN Chairman and General Manager Haluk Görgün, AlpTeknik Aviation General Manager Yılmaz Güldoğan, Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company

General Manager Yasin Akdere, NANObiz General Manager Zeynep Öktem, Meteksan Savunma General Manager Selçuk Alparslan, STM General Manager Özgür Güleryüz, Turkish Aerospace General Manager Temel Kotil, Aviation and Space Cluster Association (HUKD) Chairman of the Board Osman Okyay, BİTES General Manager Uğur Coşkun are elected.