Drawing Strength from its Indigenous Products, MilSOFT Celebrates 20th Anniversary

17 Ocak 2019
20-Yıl-trs

MilSOFT celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special event held in Ankara on November 2, during which a film was screened charting the company’s achievements over the past two decades, including the projects it has completed and the products it has rolled out.

 

Attended by many high-ranking officials from the defence and aerospace sector, the event was marked by the speeches of İsmail Başyiğit, Co-Founder and CEO of MilSOFT, and Dr. Celal Sami Tüfekçi, Vice President of Defence Industries.

Başyiğit said that they had set out with the intention of developing indigenous and original products that are compliant with international standards, before explaining the secret of MilSOFT’s success: “Our most important anchor has been our staunch belief in our indigenous and national workforce, and the skills of our engineers in particular. Foreseeing future needs together with our human resources – in which our belief and trust is absolute – we started developing skills and products that were at the time unavailable in our country. As we develop our innovative skills, we also provide an environment that is conducive to the development of our employees, just like a post-graduate school, such that they may become top-notch international engineers. It is thanks to our management systems, which are based on continuous development and improvement, that we have today reached out current status.”

Dr. Celal Sami Tüfekçi, Vice President of Defence Industries

Dr. Celal Sami Tüfekçi, Vice President of Defence Industries

 

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Tüfekçi said: “MilSOFT is one of the leading enterprises of the defence sector. I believe it is long past the stage at which it can describe itself as a small enterprise. Although it only has around 200 employees, its achievements are big, and it has become a complementary part of the [defence] ecosystem … Since MilSOFT has good quality and dedication in its nature, I believe that it will attain even greater heights.”

 

İsmail Başyiğit, Co-Founder and CEO of MilSOFT

İsmail Başyiğit, Co-Founder and CEO of MilSOFT

 

The Progress Made in 20 Years

In the 20 years since its founding, MilSOFT has been pursuing its operations relentlessly, adding many companies and end users to its list of references in the process. These include the Turkish General Staff, Naval Forces Command, Air Force Command, Coast Guard Command, the Presidency of Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD), TÜBİTAK, the Directorate General of Meteorology, ASELSAN, HAVELSAN, Otokar, ROKETSAN and Turkish Aerospace Industries.

The company has also taken important steps in the export market, with a total export valued at $67 million including the ongoing export projects. Foreign users benefitting from the company’s products and services include such institutions and agencies as the Pakistan Navy, the Royal Air Force of Oman, the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), IAI Elta, Leonardo, Lürssen shipyard, Sikorsky, Thales and VSE Corp.

 

Nearly 20 Products and $38.2 Billion in R&D

Attaching great important to R&D, MilSOFT has, since its inception, allocated a total of $38.2 million to such activities, $25.2 million of which has come from its own resources and $13 million from TÜBİTAK TEYDEB support and grants. MilSOFT continues to expand its product range, having to date developed nearly 20 software-based products for command and control, communication, computer and intelligence (C4I) technologies, ISR and image evaluation systems, electronic warfare, embedded software, information technologies, cybersecurity, training and simulation applications.

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