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Who is the new Director of TÜBITAK SAGE?
Also i can not access their website.
They stopped posting defence related stuff on social media since last IDEF.

Does this mean that SAGE has to work now in full secrecy and Mr. Gürcan Okumuş had to go, because he is a known person?

Or am i tripping?
 

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ASELSAN General Manager Ahmet Akyol: "
One of our main goals is to build a national, fully independent defense industry in the 100th anniversary of the Republic. This year, we have been able to produce gallium nitrate transistors, which we use in radar and electronic warfare, locally, with the work we carried out jointly with BİLKENT University.

 
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ASELSAN General Manager Ahmet Akyol: "
One of our main goals is to build a national, fully independent defense industry in the 100th anniversary of the Republic. This year, we have been able to produce gallium nitrate transistors, which we use in radar and electronic warfare, locally, with the work we carried out jointly with BİLKENT University.

ASELSAN General Manager Ahmet Akyol: "We started to mass produce gallium nitrate transistors, which we use in radar and electronic warfare, with the work we carried out jointly with BİLKENT University this year."
 

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This is extremely important if we manage to build up our own semiconductor industry, then we can talk about absolute independence.
Let it be only in the military sector, we can forget about ever catching up with Taiwan, South Korea, China & EU/USA, the lead is too high for that.
But they can no longer enforce embargoes that could hit us hard in the defense industry.
Maybe we will manage to get to 25nm in 4-5 years.
 

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ASELSAN General Manager Ahmet Akyol: "We started to mass produce gallium nitrate transistors, which we use in radar and electronic warfare, with the work we carried out jointly with BİLKENT University this year."
This is what I call state-of-the-art. Aselsan managed to fit 1152 T/R modules on the nose of an F-16 without any enlargement and from a transistor to a finished product with in-house design and production. Aselsan can easily scale this to 2x (2304 modules) and use it as the nose radar part of the BURFIS RF suite. Look at the size and compactness of the building block that has 16x T/R modules.
 

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From TAI MAG 135:

DOA and POA Certificates Presented to
Our Company

Having fulfilled EASA's Part-21 regulation, our company has been granted the Design Organization
Approval (DOA) and Production Organization Approval (POA) certificates. Moving forward, our objective is
to integrate the Part-21 regulation seamlessly into our indigenous projects.

Our company has obtained the Design Organization Approval
(DOA) and Production Organization Approval (POA) certificates
by complying with the Part-21 regulation of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the Özgür Modernization Project.

After undergoing audits by the Certification Board, which includes members from the Defence Industry Agency and Air
Force Command, our company was honored with the Design
Organization Approval (DOA) and Production Organization
Approval (POA) certificates. These certifications affirm our company's proficiency in design and production organizations. The
certificates were officially presented during a ceremony attended by employees from the Defence Industry Agency, the Air
Force Command, and our esteemed executives.
Initiating its activities in the aerospace industry in alignment
with the AS9100 Quality Management System Standard, our
company embarked on the Design and Production Organization approval process, commencing with the Erciyes Project in
2009 and progressing to the HÜRKUŞ and Özgür Modernization Projects. As part of the Özgür Modernization Project, our
company will deliver 35 Block 30 F-16 aircraft to the Air Force
Command.
Our company intends to integrate the Part-21 regulation into
our indigenous projects to produce aerospace products and
components that prioritize safety, superior quality, adherence
to international standards, and increased competitiveness in
the global market. This initiative will ensure safe flights in accordance with international standards.
 

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From TAI MAG 135:

ISO 45001: OHS Management System Standard
Continuity Successfully Maintained

The ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) Standard Certificate
Renewal Audit has been successfully completed. We held a certificate delivery ceremony at our facilities,
affirming its approval for continued implementation.

The Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) finalized the ISO
45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management
System (OHSMS) Standard Certificate Renewal Audit on September 25-29, 2023. Experts from the Defence Industry Agency
participated in the audits conducted under the supervision of
the Turkish Accreditation Agency (TÜRKAK).
After the audit, which concluded without any nonconformities,
the continuity of the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and
Safety Management System (OHSMS) Standard certificate was
confirmed.
At a ceremony held at our facilities, Mahmut Sami Şahin, Chairman of the Board of TSE, prese
 

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From TAI MAG 135:

TAMS-AERO Ready for Use

The Turkish Aerospace Multi-Physics Solver (TAMS-AERO), which offers higperformance parallel
computing capacity for large and complex aerospace simulations, was developed by our Computational
Mechanics Department. The software will contribute significantly to our company by minimizing the time
and costs associated with wind tunnel tests, commercial tools, and its efficiency will be further enhanced
through the integration of artificial intelligence models.

Established five years ago, our Computational Mechanics Department focuses on developing company-tailored versions
of the engineering analysis programs used internally as open
source, and has introduced the Turkish Aerospace Multi-Physics Solver (TAMS-AERO) to its users. TAMS-AERO is a more
advanced version of the "Turkish Aerospace External" solver,
which is currently used by the Pakistan Office and a few of our
aerodynamic departments, and has a user-friendly interface.
With the help of the developed codes, TAMS-AERO is now
able to solve aerospace problems and can analyze fixed wing
aircraft, rotary wings, and the release of store seperation dynamics.
TAMS-AERO, by constructing a mathematical model for testing
aircraft aerodynamic performance, will be integrated with our
company's Large Subsonic Wind Tunnel results and data. All
data generated by the program will be verified within the tunnel. This verification, conducted using our in-house software,
will significantly reduce costs and streamline our processes, resulting in notable contributions to our company.

What is TAMS-AERO?

TAMS is a computer-aided engineering platform designed to
accommodate various analysis programs used within the aerospace industry. The platform currently includes software for
computational fluid dynamics analysis, known as TAMS-AERO.
TAMS-AERO enables in-depth examination of aircraft behavior
and components, facilitating the calculation of aerodynamic
coefficients and performance throughout the aerodynamic
design process. It provides our teams with high-performance
parallel computing capacity, essential for large and complex
aerospace simulations.

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Our Computational Mechanics Department initially
prioritized the most cost-intensive segment of the
program, encompassing the model preparer, solver,
and results components. The software's development
commenced with the solver portion and will now extend to include both the model preparer and results
sections.

Capabilities of TAMS-AERO

Developed based on feedback from our engineers, TAMS-AE-RO facilitates aerodynamic analysis across diverse conditions. It
covers two- or three-dimensional, timdependent or independent, compressible or incompressible, viscous or non-viscous,
laminar or turbulent internal or external flows.
TAMS-AERO stands out among similar analysis programs due to its capability of automating multiple computational fluid dynamics analyses through a single interface. TAMS-AERO will enable users to perform numerous analysis evaluations in less time and speed up the design process.

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How was TAMS-AERO developed?

On the analysis side, TAMS-AERO, built upon the OpenFOAM
infrastructure, was validated during the development process
with experimental data and comparative numerical studies using other computational fluid dynamics solvers. After conducting an extensive literature review, the most successful numerical
methods and limit conditions that are valid, stable, and highly
accurate for many aerodynamic analyses were determined. A
library dedicated to addressing store separation problems was
developed. New turbulence models and numerical schemes
were incorporated. All these new developments on Open-
FOAM were integrated into TAMS-AERO. The user-friendly
interface was designed using Windows forms, while the commands used in the background for the analysis-generation
steps were developed using C# programming language. These
developments, leveraging open-source solutions, ensured no
licensing constraints and eliminated usage costs.

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TAMS-AERO is set to replace commercial software

TAMS-AERO is poised to provide our company with a cost-effective solution, meeting extensive analysis requirements while
minimizing dependence on commercial licenses and streamlining processes. TAMS-AERO's current usage is expected to
increase by 10-20 percent in 2024, replacing equivalent commercial software. This rate is expected to increase every year.
TAMS-AERO, which will replace expensive commercial software, will eliminate dependence and ensure information security.
As in-house software, TAMS-AERO will enhance efficiency within engineering analysis processes, offering users the freedom to
customize it according to our company's specific needs and to
develop it in terms of interface and functionality.
The necessary efforts are underway to enhance TAMS-AERO's
capabilities in addressing turbulence problems within multiphase flows. The program is intended to leverage machine
learning for the calculation of aerodynamic coefficients. Supported by artificial intelligence models, TAMS-AERO will expedite design processes with fewer analyses. It will shorten the
design and development times of aircraft by using previously
completed multiple computational fluid dynamics analysis
data, avoiding redundant analyses.

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The infrastructure of TAMS will focus primarily on incorporating
structural engineering topics. The initial phase aims to introduce customized analysis tools for various disciplines, encompassing structural, shaping, and collision analyses.
Our Computational Mechanics Department, having published
and presented research on TAMS-AERO's software in reputable peer-reviewed journals and conferences, respectively, is
working towards finalizing reliance on commercial licenses for
computational fluid dynamics within the next decade. As the
primary Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tool utilized by
our company, TAMS-AERO aims to analyze the aerodynamic
aspects of both our indigenous products and aircraft involved
in modification projects. The department also aims to export its
expanding expertise during this period.
 

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Apparently, US is building 3 munitions lines in Texas, purchased from a Turkish defence company (purchasing lines?), which would be MKE I guess.


Relevant part:

"We are partnering with the Turkish defense industry to boost our critical munition stockpiles, which must be replenished following our unprecedented assistance to Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s full-scale invasion. In Texas, the Department of Defense is building three munitions lines purchased from a Turkish defense firm.

By next year, an estimated 30% of all 155 mm rounds made in America will come from these Texas factories, thanks to the U.S.-Türkiye defense partnership. "
 

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So they sold their equipment to the US and thus made our supply lines weaker?
Or does it mean that they are investing in new production and new equipment in the US?

Something doesnt sound right about this announcement.
 

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A few weeks ago I shared that MKE have established a company in the US, seems like they built a production line there but the news avoids saying it is a Turkish company making America's munitions. I don't think MKE is just selling production lines.
 

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So they sold their equipment to the US and thus made our supply lines weaker?
Or does it mean that they are investing in new production and new equipment in the US?

Something doesnt sound right about this announcement.
I'd say second one sounds more plausible but I'm not sure.
 

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Apparently, US is building 3 munitions lines in Texas, purchased from a Turkish defence company (purchasing lines?), which would be MKE I guess.


Relevant part:

"We are partnering with the Turkish defense industry to boost our critical munition stockpiles, which must be replenished following our unprecedented assistance to Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s full-scale invasion. In Texas, the Department of Defense is building three munitions lines purchased from a Turkish defense firm.

By next year, an estimated 30% of all 155 mm rounds made in America will come from these Texas factories, thanks to the U.S.-Türkiye defense partnership. "
I think it‘s REPKON Defence not MKE.
 

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I know they produced a grenade launcher, but didn't know they produced shells. Or, will these be their first production lines?
Last year they announced strategic partnership with BOWAS Group, this company produces chemicals and explosives
 

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Last year they announced strategic partnership with BOWAS Group, this company produces chemicals and explosives
So, if our market is cornered by MKE and Roketsan, they might be looking for another one. Then, they are probably the manufacturer of 40mm rockets that can be used in Asisguard's Songar, as the grenade launcher it uses is Repkon's.
 

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Our company sold 3 production lines to be installed in Texas. It might be related to the F-16 deal. (offset)
 

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Its about munitions.
Do you know what is an offset deal? The US has no incentive to buy 3 production lines from us for munition production. The cost of 3 production lines is peanuts for the US and even if we sell it for a cheaper price than our competition the US will take the hit and buy from another international source (or more likely from one of their companies) for the sake of it.
 

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