Turkish President announced to start production of air defense systems
- 16 December 2020
“We will work in tightened working regime regarding the development of the defence industry. We have good news in this field” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his performance at the opening of the Ankara-Nigde highway, APA’s local bureau reports.
He has noted that they will give more support to the defense industry, to Ismayil Demir, the head of the Defense Industry Department, who has significant contributions in this area and his staff after US unilateral sanctions against Turkey.
“We are Turkey, must think big. “HİSAR-A”, our first national and local air defense system developed by ASELSAN and Roketsan has been tested for entering to the armament of the Turkish army. But, it was a little late. Do you know, what is the reason? The embargo has been imposed against a part we bought from abroad. But, we was able to produce local part in a short period and achieved the result. No matter how much they tried to be an obstacle to it, the regular production of HISAR-A has started, good luck with that” Erdogan said.