DSEI 2019 Message of Prof. Dr. İsmail DEMİR, President of Defence Industries

10 Eylül 2019
Prof_Dr_Ismail_Demir - C - SSB

You can read the message published in the DSEI’19 Special Issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review here:


Turkish Defence Industry at DSEI 2019 with a Solid Presence


Our national defence industry, which was developed with the steps we have taken for the last 15 years, along with our national products that diminish our dependency to other countries are important pride stones for us. Turkey is now among the countries that can meet her defence requirements in a considerable scale.

We pursue our efforts to present and represent our defence industry which is continuously being developed and renovated, in international platforms. In this context, we will be attending to 20th DSEi International Defence and Security Exhibition, one of the major defence exhibitions of the world, with 39 companies under the auspices of our Presidency.

The products and services of our defence industry will be presented in DSEI 2019 in which more than 1,600 international companies and 35,000 visitors are expected to attend from more than 50 countries. During the exhibition, the promotion of armoured land platforms, manned and unmanned land and aerial platforms, naval systems, weapons systems, electronic systems, ammunition, simulators, military textile products, logistics support products will be realised. Besides, the Turkish Delegation will hold meetings with delegations from various participant countries, along with the hosting country’s delegations during the Exhibition.

Our cooperation level with respect to defence industry get deepens as close coordination and discussions are being realised with United Kingdom, hosting one of the biggest defence industry exhibitions of the world. Steps taken in our National Fighter (TF-X) Project paved the way for new cooperation areas with respect to system-sub-systems. We, as the Presidency of Defence Industries, establish platforms in which we follow these issues in more depth. We execute meetings with official delegations and representatives from local/foreign companies from the defence industry. We believe our cooperation with the United Kingdom which is based on the spirit of alliance, will continue to deepen and express my sincere hope that DSEI Exhibition will be beneficiary for all participants.


İsmail DEMİR Ph. D.

Presidency of the Republic of Turkey

President of Defence Industries

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