HAVELSAN-OSSA Localization and nationalization cooperation Online workshop started
OST DefenseM Defense and Aviation Cluster (OSSA) organized the Localization and Nationalization Collaboration e-Workshop with HAVELSAN. Speaking at the opening of the event, the Managing Director of HAVELSAN, Dr Mehmet Akif Nacar, said: “The most important step to take after the localization is to increase the export rates of domestic products. . The localization, branding and export of critical products and components will also enrich our network of technological skills in the defense sector on an international platform. mentionned.
During this 2-day event, 42 OSSA member companies discussed cooperation opportunities with HAVELSAN to produce national and national technologies in 43 different business fields.
The opening of the workshop, which was held in a videoconference environment with the Dialogue HAVELSAN application, was attended by the Rector of the Technical University of OSTİM, Prof. Dr. Murat Yulek, Managing Director of HAVELSAN, Dr. It took place with the participation of Mehmet Akif Nacar and OSSA. Chairman of the Board A. Mithat Ertuğ.
The export potential is promising
OSSA Board Chairman Mithat Ertuğ drew attention to the success of projects implemented in the defense industry in recent times and said: “Turkish industry Defense and Aviation has reached a position where it can produce its own tanks, helicopters, ships and unmanned aerial vehicles. ”mentioned.
Recalling that the localization rate exceeds 70 percent to meet the needs of the Turkish armed forces, Ertuğ said the distance and the potential for exports promise hope for the future.
Mithat Ertuğ, who noted that they continue to bring together leading industry companies and SMEs in line with the founding goal of OSSA, adapting to the conditions of the pandemic, shared the following views : “This is why I attach great importance to the meeting of our SMEs, which I qualify as heroes, with project managers. In our workshop, cooperation opportunities will be discussed in order to contribute to the technologies developed by HAVELSAN, one of the leading companies in our country, with more than 43 member companies in 40 different fields of activity, and producing domestic and national technologies.I think bilateral meetings will be productive both in terms of issues determined in our workshop and to find solutions to the different needs that may develop instantly during negotiations. “
Ertuğ, keeping information security at the forefront, drew attention to the fact that they carried out the workshop through the Dialogue program developed by HAVELSAN.
Work for lasting collaborations
HAVELSAN Managing Director Dr Mehmet Akif Nacar recalled that Turkey has made significant progress in industry and defense industry with the support of SMEs during the pandemic period.
Drawing attention to OSSA’s contributions to the defense industry, Nacar said, “OSSA plays an important role in increasing domestic and domestic production in our defense industry through its capabilities. of R&D and production. Our OSSA member companies are also solution partners for many national defense projects. It also adds value to our industry with Industrial Cooperation in Defense and Aviation (ICDDA). mentionned.
Emphasizing that HAVELSAN works for lasting collaborations, General Manager Nacar said: “Our most fundamental motto is to produce national and national products and to develop cooperation and strategies to achieve this goal. mentionned.
Nacar pointed out that developed countries develop their domestic products with protectionist policies.
“Exports of domestic products should increase”
The Managing Director of Havelsan listed the issues they attach importance to in their localization activities as follows; supporting the value chain of investment, production, employment and export, displaying an approach that values innovation, design and brand image, and acting with the aim of exporting valuable products added.
Explaining that they also attach great importance to exports, Nacar said, “The most important step to take after localization is to increase the export rates of domestic products. That is to say an economy of scale. As our domestic added value increases, our level of foreign dependence on domestic high-tech products will decrease. The localization, branding and export of critical products and components will also enrich our network of technological skills in the defense sector on an international platform. mentionned.
Similar platforms should be created in the civil industry
The Rector of the Technical University of OSTİM, Prof. Dr. Murat Yülek, drew attention to the fact that Turkey is one of the countries in the world in the defense industry, but that is not in the same situation in the civilian sectors.
Yülek said: “Technologies for medical devices, drugs, vaccines, rail systems, etc. Unfortunately, we cannot show the success we have in the defense industry, especially because public sector procurement policies are not coordinated here. ” mentionned.
Expressing that the Presidency of the Defense Industry Presidency of the Republic of Turkey is fulfilling its duty as a platform for the development of the industry and the sector has been successful around the world, Yülek said: HAVELSAN has given priority to the development of national industry.
Drawing attention to the importance of the meeting between OSSA and HAVELSAN, Yülek said: “In this study, HAVELSAN paves the way for the exploration of OSSA’s capabilities in technological fields, many of which are also projected in civilian areas, and to show them their own needs and vision, and thus it contributes to the formation of national industrial and technological capacity in the areas. mentionned.