Milestones

​​​​​ASELSAN was established in 1975 for meeting the communication tool requirements of Turkish Armed Forces.

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In January 1976, M. Hâcim KAMOY was assigned as the General Manager.

In 1978, the first premises in Macunköy Facility were completed and the manufacturing operation started.

In 1980, the first manpack and tank wireless radios were delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces.

In 1981, the first hand-held radio and Bank Alarm Systems were designed.

In 1983, the first export was realized.

Between the years 1982-1985, new products such as Field Telephones, Computer Controlled Central Systems and Laser Distance Measurement Appliances were included in the inventory.

In 1986, ASELSAN contributed to the power of Turkish Armed Forces with the Electronic Warfare and Data Terminal appliances it developed.

In 1987, ASELSAN was included in a common project attended by 4 NATO countries for the manufacturing of Stinger Missile and started the required investment for the thick film hybrid circuit production.

In 1988, ASELSAN produced the first avionic appliance for the F-16 program.

In 1989, the first technology transfer to Pakistan was realized. Wireless radio production was started with ASELSAN license in NTRC facilities in Pakistan.

On date 21.05.1990, the ASELSAN shares were offered to the public and as of date 01.08.1990, the shares were started to be traded in IMKB (İstanbul Stock Exchange)..

In 1990, ASELSAN was restructured in the 3 groups according to its fields of activity.

In 1991, a Radar Technology Center was established in Aselsan with the SSIK 91-3 decision.

In 1992, the Radar systems were included in the ASELSAN product range.

In 1992, an Electro-Optical Technology Center was established in Aselsan with the SSIK 92-4 decision.

In 1994, studies with regard to design, assembly and commissioning works for Highway Emergency Assistance Communication Systems and Toll Collection Systems and marketing of the same to foreign countries were started.

In 1995, project activities in main subjects such as Microelectronic, Guidance and Electro-Optical Group with the ongoing works and Hybrid Micro electronic, Inertial Navigational System, Infrared Guiding, Laser Guiding, Thermal Imaging Sensors, Passive Imaging Concentrators, Laser Generators and Sensors were realized.

In 1995, integration studies with regard to the applicability of electro-optical systems to different platforms and their more effective usage were realized and furthermore the production of ring laser gyroscope INS system was started.

In 1996, the TASMUS agreement was executed.

In 1997, ASELSAN 1919 Mobile Phone was launched to the market.

In 1998, thermal cameras, thermal weapon sight and thermal vision devices with target coordination addressing devices were submitted to the use of Turkish Armed Forces.

In 1999, agreements for Air Defence Early Warning and Command Control System, MILSIS Electronic Warfare and X-Band Satellite Communication System were executed.

In the year 2000, Necip Kemal BERKMAN was assigned as the General Manager.

In 2001, ASELSAN took over 72% of the shares of ASELSAN MİKES A.Ş.

In 2001, the project for the serial production of KMS systems was executed.

In 2002, the equity capital of the company increased two and a half times compared to the previous year and reached the level of approximately one fourth of the aggregate resources.

In 2002, the Project for MWS-TU Missile Warning System and Leopard Volkan Fire Control System to be used in the Turkish Armed Forces Air Platforms was executed.

In 2003, agreements covering a long period for big projects such as SPEWS-II F-16 Electronic Warfare Auto Defense System, Military Police Integrated Communication and Information System were executed.

In 2004, HEWS-CMDS CHAFF/FLARE shooter system Project was executed

In 2005, HEWS, Helicopter Laser Warning Receiver system (LIAS) Project and Turkish Land Forces Avionic System Modernization Project was executed.

In 2006, Cengiz ERGENEMAN was assigned to the General Manager position, Fuat AKÇAYÖZ was assigned as the Group President of Microwave and System Technologies, Dr. Faik EKEN was assigned as the Communication Devices Group President and KAHRAMANGİL was assigned as the Micro Electronic, Guidance and Electro-Optical Group President.

In 2006, ASELPOD Project was executed.

In 2007, the construction of ASELSAN Integration Hall Building was completed and settlement activities were realized.

In 2007, MILGEM war system supply project was executed.

In 2008, ATAK agreement and Multi Band Digital Common Wireless Radio (ÇBSMT) Project were executed and ASELSAN delivered the first originally developed Air Defense Radar.

In January 2008, Microwave and System Technologies Group Presidency was restructured as Defense System Technologies and Radar, Electronic Warfare and Communication Systems Group Presidency. Fuat AKÇAYÖZ was assigned to the position of Group President of Defense System Technologies and Ergun BORA was assigned to the position of Group President of Radar, Electronic Warfare and Communication Systems.

In 2008, Coast Guard Command search and rescue Project, AKSAZ and FOCA Naval base under and surface surveillance and acquisition system (Yunus) Project, New Type Police Station Boat Project and JEMUS Kastamonu, Konya Wireless Radio system projects were executed.

In 2009, four Research and Development Centrals were established, Leopard-1 Tank modernization was completed, MILGEM Warfare System 2nd Vessel Project, Ammunition Transfer system Project for Self-Propelled Howitzer (Fırtına- Storm) Ammunition vehicle and SAR / Reconnaissance System Supply Integration Project were executed.

In 2009, STAMP and SOP system project for UAE, ADOP-2000 Fire Support System project, and the project for Land Located remote ED/ET capability gaining projects were executed.

In the year 2010, 112 Emergency Call Center was established in Antalya and Isparta, the Digital Trunk wireless radio system tender of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality was won and Tasmus-G 2nd Army Project deliveries were realized.

In the year 2010, within the requirement by UAE, the subcontracting agreement was executed with Raytheon Company for the Patriot Missile System Antenna Mast Group products, ATMACA Electronic Systems development project, Pakistan Ministry of Defense Software Based Wireless Radio project, Naval Platform 3B Research Radar project, Self-propelled Air Defense Artillery and Fire Administration System Development project, 12 Air Defense Radar projects and 35 MM Towing Air Defense Artillery Modernization and Fragmentation Ammunition Development project were executed.

In the year 2011, following the manufacturing and plant acceptance tests of the Shipborne LPI Radar system ALPER (ASELSAN Low Power ECCM Radar) originally developed developed by ASELSAN, it was integrated to the TCG Heybeliada corvette within the scope of MILGEM Project, the Harbor Acceptance Tests were completed successfully and the first duty was started after the completion of the delivery.

In the year 2011, MILGEM 1 Ship TCG HEYBELİADA Naval Acceptance Tests were completed successfully and was delivered to the navy. "AY Class Diesel-Electric Submarines Upgrade Project" was executed between . SSM, ASELSAN, STM and RAYTHEON companies. "Lower and Medium Altitude Air Defense Missile System Project Design and Development Period Agreement" was executed between SSM and ASELSAN. On date 12 April 2011, President Abdullah Gül visited the Macunköy Facility.

In May 2012 Necmettin BAYKUL was assigned as board of Directors. By the city hall, the name “Hacim KAMOY” founder of ASELSAN, has been given to the park nearby Macunköy facilities.

By year 2012, Turkey’s first national Air Defense System “Pedestal Mounted Stinger System” which has been designed and produced by ASELSAN, and whose delivery took nearly 23 years, last 5 pieces has been delivered to Turkish Armed Forces.

In the year 2013, ASELSAN has continued its climb for the aim of being one of the top 50 defense companies, and ranked 74th according to annual sales.

In 2013, ASELSAN was the company who has participiated most at the 11th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF 2013).

In year2013, ASELSAN has won the “Leadership at Technology” award at the inovation week organized by Turkish Exporters’ Association. ASELSAN has also won “ Year 2013 Innovativeness Creativity Product Award”among the large companies with the SERHAT Counter Mortar Radar product at the event of TESİD Innovativeness Creativity Awards.​

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