As a contributor to the promotion of Türkiye in the international arena with its competitive, innovative and national systems, STM displayed engineering solutions in United Arab Emirates.
At the NAVDEX 2023, held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, between 20–24 February, STM exhibited naval platforms and tactical mini UAV systems to the participants.
STM introduced the Middle East region to Türkiye's first national frigate – the İstif (I)-Class Frigate – of which it is the main contractor, its STM500, a small-sized submarine designed using national resources, Multi Purpose Attack Craft STM MPAC, as well as tactical mini UAV systems ALPAGU, KARGU and TOGAN.
At its stand, STM hosted high-level military delegations from many different countries and engaged in productive meetings about the projects.
STM is engaged in collaborations, technology transfer projects and business development activities in more than 20 countries, from South America to the Far East. As part of its design, construction and modernisation activities, STM produces flexible indigenous engineering solutions for the surface and submarine platforms of Türkiye, a NATO member with one of the most active navies in the world, and for the navies of friendly and allied nations, to address specific needs and ensure more effective mission performance.
The attack and surveillance UAV systems developed by STM using its own engineering and technological capabilities are being used to full effect by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) for the provision of border security, as well as in international operations, while KARGU is performing effectively in the countries to which it has been exported.