Turkish Defense Industry Is Growing Increasingly in Maritime

Turkish Defense Industry Is Growing Increasingly in Maritime
Turkish Defense Industry Is Growing Increasingly in Maritime

Turkey's largest shipyard in Kaptanoğlu-Des Shipyard Chairman Ismail Cenk Kaptanoğlu, was an important statement about the Turkish maritime sector. Cenk İsmail Kaptanoğlu stated that there were 2019 Turkish companies in the ranking of the world's top hundred defense industry companies in 7, and this number will increase if the investments and trend continue. In the defense industry to date, projects exceeding $ 3 billion in the maritime side Noting that carried Kaptanoğlu, with ongoing projects will be highlighted will find $ 12 billion of this figure and recently said that Turkey will enter between the major exporting countries.


Kaptanoğlu Desan Shipyard, which has achieved an important project in the defense industry by achieving a 71 percent localization rate in the Emergency Response and Diving Training Boats delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces, is preparing to open up to the world with new projects. Cenk İsmail Kaptanoğlu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kaptanoğlu-Desan Shipyard, made important statements about the Turkish defense industry in the television program he attended, and drew attention to domesticity and export.

REACHED TO 20 PERCENT FROM 71 PERCENT OF DOMESTICITY

Turkey's defense industry beginning in the 2000s, 20 percent reported that they Kaptanoğlu Ismail Cenk production with nativism, "which we have delivered to our Navy and Emergency Response Training have reached the 71 percent local content with diving boots. Now, after this successful project, we are working for the export of this and similar ships. In 2019, we had 100 companies in the world's top 7 defense industry companies. If the trend continues like this, this number will be much higher. The size of the projects realized on the maritime side of the defense industry so far has exceeded 3 billion dollars. This size will reach 12 billion dollars with ongoing and future projects. " said.

THE ARMY'S PREFERENCE FOR DOMESTIC PRODUCTS IS STRENGTHENING EXPORT

Expressing that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Presidency of Defense Industry always support the sector and encourage industry players, Cenk İsmail Kaptanoğlu said, “The fact that our army prefers local productions makes it easier for our industry to export. In all the fairs we attend, the officials of the countries we interviewed ask us whether these products are used by the Turkish Navy. Success will also come on the export side after we have done the tested projects for our own Naval Forces. For this reason, our shipyards that have completed their projects have a higher success rate in exports. " used the expressions.

TURKISH SHIPYARDS WORK LIKE A SPECIAL TAILOR

Stating that Turkish shipyards works on a project basis and on a need-oriented basis, Kaptanoğlu said, “Turkish shipyards are the only shipyards that can produce the special ships especially preferred by the European market, with high quality and on time. Shipyards of China, South Korea and Japan, the top 3 manufacturers of the sector, work just like a garment workshop. In these countries, you choose a ship from the catalog and cannot make changes. However, Turkish shipyard business is like a tailor making custom sewing. That's why Turkey is generally address the qualified project. For example, the Norwegian private sector has its ferry-type private ships carrying almost all passengers and vehicles built in Turkish shipyards. He spoke in the form.

According to the information given in 2019 Kaptanoglu Ismail Cenk, Turkey has managed to exceed 1 billion US dollars in exports of civilian ships and yachts.

 


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