Turkey’s defense and aerospace industry sector turnover exceeded the $10 billion threshold in 2021 and returned to pre-pandemic figures, Presidency of Protection Industries (SSB) head Ismail Demir acknowledged Tuesday.
Demir changed into speaking at the 4th Protection Commerce Conferences organized by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ISO) and the Protection and Aviation Cluster (SAHA) Istanbul, where he attended by blueprint of videoconference.
Speaking in regards to the actions of the SSB, Demir acknowledged that while simplest 62 defense initiatives devour been completed 20 years ago, this number has reached 800 this day.
“More than half of of those initiatives devour been initiated within the final six years. Whereas defense initiatives with a funds of $5.5 billion devour been completed 20 years ago, a mission quantity of additional than $60 billion has been reached this day, and this tends to lengthen vital extra,” Demir acknowledged.
The SSB head went on to sigh that per the field performance files for 2021 ready by the Protection and Aviation Commerce Producers Affiliation (SASAD), the series of contemporary orders bought by the defense and aerospace industry increased by around 40% in 2021 when put next with the earlier yr and amounted to roughly $9 billion.
“The research and building (R&D) expenditures of our industry, within the meantime, increased by 32% when put next with the earlier yr and exceeded roughly $1.6 billion.”
He added that they place a question to these figures to be even greater by the pause of this yr.
Pointing out that the level reached and your complete achievements are the products of systematic work, Demir acknowledged: “Our success this day changed into completed thru the effective efforts of our ecosystem by ignoring the negativity. I judge that as prolonged as we continue with the identical decision it’s easy to vary into one among an valuable nations of the field within the self-discipline of the defense industry in 10 years.”
We can state that the field is following our defense industry products with curiosity, Demir acknowledged, and “the field has now arrangement to admit that we’re game-changers in some areas.”
He notorious that the series of countries to which Turkey exports defense industry products has increased to 170, and the series of exported products, in particular the unmanned aerial automobiles (UAVs), unmanned wrestle aerial automobiles (UCAVs), land automobiles and naval platforms, has increased to 228.
Whereas Turkey had an annual export of simplest $248 million, some other time, 20 years ago, he acknowledged, “We closed the yr 2021 at a document stage of $3.2 billion.”
“We arrangement for the figures for 2022 to be well above $4 billion,” Demir acknowledged.