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Defense industry’s exports climb to $3.8 billion in January-September

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Defense industry’s exports climb to $3.8 billion in January-September Türkiye’s defense exports amounted to $3.8 billion in the January-September period this year, Haluk Görgün, the president of the Defense Industry Agency (SSB), has said. Haberin Devamı Görgün noted that the country targets to generate $6 billion in defense exports in 2023. The industry’s export revenues grew nearly 40 percent in the first nine months of the year, accounting for 2.4 percent of Türkiye’s exports, which stood at $187.5 billion. In September alone, defense exports leaped 159 percent year-on-year to more than $430 million. “Our county continues to shine in the international arena with our export achievements in the defense industry,” Görgün wrote on the social media platform X. Türkiye has been investing heavily in defense to reduce its dependency on foreign countries and become a major player in the global defense industry. The local companies operating in the defense sector are presently working on more than 850 projects, up from only 62 in 2002. The size of those projects grew from $5.5 billion two decades ago to $90 billion in 2023. In line with the fast development of the industry, export revenues soared from $248 million in 2002 to $4.4 billion last year, surpassing the $1 billion-mark in 2011 for the first time. The industry’s total turnover climbed from $1.1 billion in 2002 to $12.2 billion in 2022. Local defense companies develop unmanned ground vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters, naval platforms, ships, speed boats and unnamed sea vehicles.

 

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Turkish bulldozers and excavators are bought by the Spanish Army

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A total of 41 HMK102S bulldozers and 5 HMK210W excavators, manufactured by the Hidromek company, were received by the Spanish Army for its Engineering, last December. Hidromek, however, is a company of Turkish interests, which produces heavy machinery and has a factory in Spain.

The machines were purchased together with a variety of accessories, as well as cab protection for deployment in "hot" zones if required. It is not the first time that the Spanish Army prefers Hidromek, as a supply of 22 bulldozers was also made in 2016.

Source: https://flight.com.gr/ispanikos-stratos-agorazei-tourkikes-mpouldozes/


According to this Greek source, the Spanish Military acquired dozens of military grade machinery from the Turkish company Hidromek which is one of my favourite businesses from Türkiye. Their equipment looks marvellous, they have a history of winning international design awards.

It is indeed nice to witness that our products are slowly but steadily winning market shares and importance in Western Europe.
 

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Spain is a returning customer as it seems. The Spanish Army bought for the first time from Hidromek back in 2016.


They should receive a loyalty discount.
 

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Turkey’s defense, aerospace exports rose by 25% last year

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s defense and aerospace exports totaled $5.5 billion in 2023, up about 25% from the year prior, according to a local organization that tracks foreign sales. However, the Turkish Exporters Assembly’s report, released this month, does not distinguish between revenue from new orders and that from contracts signed in previous years.

Consequently, it’s unclear how much of the $5.5 billion stems from new contracts signed in 2023. Haluk Gorgun, who leads the country’s Presidency of Defence Industries, shared on social media that the total value of contracts signed by Turkish defense companies in 2023 reached $10.2 billion.

The top 10 Turkish exporters contributed to nearly 80% of the export revenue, according to Gorgun. Those leading companies, their specialties and their respective figures from foreign sales are:

Baykar (drones): $1.8 billion

Turkish Aerospace Industries (aerospace systems): $864 million

Machinery and Chemical Industry (ammunition, explosives and guns): $439 million

Tusas Engine Industries (aerospace engines): $337 million

BMC (military vehicles): $255 million

Roketsan (missiles): $161 million

Ram Dis Ticaret (military vehicles): $160 million

Pratt & Whitney’s Turkish Technik (repair and overhaul services): $111 million

Aselsan (electronics): $108 million

Samsun Yurt Savunma (aerospace and firearms): $104 million

Notably, Aselsan, Turkish Aerospace Industries and Roketsan were on Defense News’ latest Top 100 list, which ranks contractors around the world by defense-related revenue. Askeri Fabrika ve Tersane Isletme was also on the list. One of Roketsan’s main exports is the MAM family of munition, used by Baykar and TAI unmanned platforms. Samsun Yurt Savunma is the parent company of Canik Firearms, a firearms manufacturer in Turkey. Ram Dis Ticaret acts as the export firm for the local industry conglomerate Koc Holding, which itself owns military vehicle manufacturer Otokar. The report lists Otokar’s exports under Ram Dis Ticaret.

 

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Information | Turkish AKINCI UCAV contract with Saudi Arabia ( $3.1 billion )


-- The initial number is 60 Drones
-- Expected delivery 2025-2026
-- The contract includes a drone production line in S.Arabia
-- The contract includes manufacturing its ammunition locally

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At the World Defense Show 2024 , a memorandum of understanding was signed between Turkish TAI and UAE-based EDGE Group within the scope of developing cooperation and carrying out joint activities

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Information | Turkish AKINCI UCAV contract with Saudi Arabia ( $3.1 billion )


-- The initial number is 60 Drones
-- Expected delivery 2025-2026
-- The contract includes a drone production line in S.Arabia
-- The contract includes manufacturing its ammunition locally

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Saudi Arabia will destroy the Houthis with these drones. I think it will be the first real war in which Akinci is used.
 

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Saudies use expensive aircraft like f15 or tornado , which have high price of per sortie. They can use Akinci without hesitation in risky places, there is no pilot so they can sacrifice the drone if needed. Akici can carry MK series bombs like the big aircrafts.
 

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What do you mean? The Yemeni civil war is still continuing. And the Houthis are still a threat to the Saudis.

They have a ceasefire agreement, hopefully that holds. Saudis starting a war in Yemen was a dumb idea from the very beginning.
 

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