We attended the 9th International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) in Pakistan
Organized by the Defense Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) and supported by the Pakistan Armed Forces, the 9th International Defense Exhibition and Seminar took place in Karachi, Pakistan.
High-level political and military representatives at IDEAS
H.E. Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister of Defense; H.E. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Minister of Defence Production; Adm. Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of the Naval Staff; Chief Minister of Sindh Province Mr. Murad Ali Shah; Former Prime Minister of Romania Mr. Victor Ponta; Mayor of Karachi Mr. Wasim Akhtan and other high-level political and military officials received information about our naval construction and modernization projects as well as our cybersecurity and big data solutions.
Our MİLGEM Corvette has embarked on its path towards Pakistani waters
Talks held with Pakistan Navy as part of our sustained dialogue on MİLGEM Corvette sales have resumed on a positive course. The momentum gained in efforts to realize the Corvette Project in 2017 was discussed during talks between officials from the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) and STM and Pakistani officials.
A signature ceremony was held with subcontractors for the submarine modernization project
A signature ceremony was held with subcontractors under the Half-life Modernizaton Project for AGOSTA-90B type submarines launched with Pakistan’s Ministry of Defense Production on 22 June 2016. STM Naval Projects Director Mr. Mazlum Savaş Onur, Chairman of the Board of ASELSAN Mr. Mustafa Şeker; and Chairman of the Board of HAVELSAN Mr. Yüksel Öztekin attended the ceremony.
Turkey’s fast attack craft ‘FAC-55’ showcased in Pakistan
‘FAC-55’ (Fast Attack Craft) designed by STM for the Fast Attack Craft Project for Turkish Naval Forces, was showcased in Pakistan following Qatar and Azerbaijan. Designed domestically with an innovative approach, the ‘FAC-55’ Fast Attack Craft made a strong impression with its warfare capabilities.
Having carried out the ‘Offshore Supply Ship’ and ‘Submarine Modernization Projects’ and achieved successful outcomes with Pakistan, a brother country, STM was followed with much interest primarily by Pakistan Navy and other countries with its domestically designed fast attack craft ‘FAC-55’ along with MİLGEM Corvettes.
About FAC-55 Fast Attack Craft
The ‘FAC-55’ fast attack craft design is one step ahead of similar fast attack crafts around the world with its corvette capabilities and innovative design. ‘FAC-55’ is a monohull warship equipped with a gas turbine propulsion system for effective wartime operation with its superior surface warship capabilities in line with international standards. The new fast attack crafts reach speeds of more than 55 knots with a displacement weight of around 535 tons.
Exceeding all expectations as a result of 2 years of design work and the tests conducted, ‘FAC-55’ will be a candidate for the Turkish Naval Forces’ Attack Craft Project.
For details of the Exhibition click here.