Turkish defence industry supplying 65% of domestic needs

Turkish vice president Fuat Oktay has said that the country’s defence industry is now fulfilling 65% of domestic military equipment needs.

Speaking at a conference held by Turkish Aerospace on 2 March, Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily quoted the vice president as saying that “it is essential that we use our own resources in an effective and productive way to make progress in the defence industry field.”

Oktay pointed to a number of projects in the aviation sector that the country has been involved in, notably the Turkish Aerospace T129 ATAK attack helicopter, and future programmes such as the Turkish Aerospace Turkish Fighter (TF) future multirole fighter aircraft.