According to a new regulation published in the Official Gazette, Turkey will assign defence industry advisors to Pakistan and eight other nations based on the country’s defence industry goals.
As a result, the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) was added to governmental institutions and foreign organisations.
Along with the subjects covered by the SSB, the Presidency’s overseas organisation will carry out diplomatic actions in the country of service.
It will monitor, report on, and assess changes in the military sector and associated laws in that nation, and will advise the Presidency of the findings.
The overseas organisation will represent the Presidency in bilateral and multilateral international events, monitor defence industry plans and policies, and issue export permits and licences.
It will monitor approval and comparable processes, as well as gather information about the upcoming bids.
The overseas organisation that will explore opportunities for joint R&D, technology acquisition, product development, export to a third country, and similar cooperation projects will contribute to the development and strengthening of communication and cooperation between public and/or private institutions, organisations, or companies in the two countries.
It is also responsible for monitoring and analysing the fulfilment of bilateral agreements, protocols, and memorandums of understanding made between the state of duty and the defence industry. Among the functions given to the SSB are foreign affairs and transactions.
Defense Industry Consultancy personnel will be sent to embassies in nine countries: Qatar, Pakistan, Brazil, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Muscat/Oman, Bangladesh, and the UK.
According to official statements, the demand for products from the Turkish defence industry is on the rise. The interesting aspect is the increasing potential of Turkish-made unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs). The drones show a highly capable performance and the incorporation of a specific drone doctrine that prescribes the use of UCAVs in conventional battle has enabled Turkey to achieve key military successes in complex geopolitical stages in Libya, Syria and Azerbaijan.
This significant impact and their contribution to enhancing the military performance of its allies have brought Ankara more international influence. This has resulted in an increase in demand for the UCAVs and forming further alliances or forwarding military bases. The most significant examples involve Poland and Azerbaijan.
Looking at all such development this decision has been taken to further boost the Turkish defence industry.