New Submarine Concepts to Compete in STM’s Deep Quests Contest

17 Aralık 2018
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Alper ÇALIK /

In a press bulletin released on October 27, STM announced the launch of a new submarine design and technologies contest named “Deep Quests” (Derin Arayışlar), which aims to encourage the development of indigenous submarine projects and support the development of Turkey’s capabilities in this field. The contest is open to university students and graduates from different fields, and to those who have prepared academic theses in the specific field over the past five years. STM predicts that the contest will inspire many creative ideas for evaluation and appreciation.

The contest will be organised in two categories, namely “Postgraduate” and “Undergraduate”, and applications for joining the event have already started. The projects will be assessed and scrutinised by judges experienced in the naval field, who will take the time to look at the projects’ innovativeness, creativity, feasibility, aesthetic contribution, level of details and other reference criteria, with the highest ranking projects being recognised with various awards. The award ceremony of the contest will be held in October 2019. The following awards are envisaged in the Postgraduate category:

  • First Place Award: ₺25,000,
  • Second Place Award: ₺20,000, and
  • Third Place Award: ₺15,000.

The Undergraduate category, on the other hand, will see the following awards:

  • First Place Award: ₺20,000,
  • Second Place Award: ₺15,000, and
  • Third Place Award: ₺10,000.

Speaking about the competition, in which the primary goal is to raise awareness in Turkey in the fields of naval defence and submarines, Murat İkinci, General Manager of STM, said: “There is a need to raise awareness on naval defence, and particularly on submarines, as a multi-disciplinary area relying on a host of complex technologies. Given on our history and past in naval affairs, we need to support our country’s experiences with our own scientific studies and human resources, such that we can reach a level at which we can both strengthen our indigenous defence industry and become globally competitive. This is critically important for coming up with indigenous works. We believe that such a contest will, in combination with the human resources that will be raised in the coming period, enable Turkey to acquire a greater share of the global submarine construction and modernisation market.”

Detailed information on the contest can be accessed through the following links:

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