The Azerbaijan Initiative by HAVELSAN
At the ADEX (Azerbaijan International Defence Exhibition) 2016 event held in Baku between September 27 and 30, HAVELSAN has signed a cooperation agreement with Azerbaijan’s AZAIRTECHSERVIS company. The agreement covers joint projects to be conducted in the field of defence and informatics, and the two companies initially plan to cooperate in projects relating to command control systems and simulation.
The agreement was signed by Yüksel Öztekin, Chairman of the Board of Directors at HAVELSAN; Ahmet Hamdi Atalay, General Manager and CEO of HAVELSAN; and Arif Rahimov, Chairman of the Executive Board at AZAIRTECHSERVIS. Commenting on the agreement, Atalay said: “We have taken the first step towards exploring possible areas of cooperation. In the upcoming period, our teams will come together to transform these efforts into actual projects. I hope this important step will prove beneficial for both parties.” Concerning the agreement, Rahimov said: “We know that HAVELSAN is a strong company that has achieved great successes in its areas of operation, and we are closely following [its activities]. We think that this cooperation agreement will contribute significantly to Azerbaijan’s projects and create a significant amount of synergy.”
Another development from the month of September was the signing of a cooperation protocol between HAVELSAN and TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM on September 9 with the aim of facilitating the wider use of the PARDUS, an indigenised operating system, at public institutions and organisations. The protocol was signed by Ahmet Hamdi Atalay, General Manager and CEO of HAVELSAN; Associate Professor İzzet Gökhan Özbilgin, Technology and Academy Director at HAVELSAN; and Mehmet Mirat Satoğlu, Institute Director at TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM.
In this context, efforts will focus on ensuring the wider use of the PARDUS at companies affiliated with the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (particularly at HAVELSAN), the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, the institutions affiliated with the Turkish Armed Forces, and the Ministry of National Defence. HAVELSAN and TÜBİTAK will also cooperate on the maintenance and the development of new features for the PARDUS. Following top priority institutions, efforts to enable the wider use of the PARDUS will continue at other public institutions.
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