Berlin, 20 May 2014 – Airbus Group and ASELSAN – the Turkish defence industry leader – today signed a framework agreement on the sidelines of the ILA air show to mark the first step towards future collaboration on civil and military avionic systems, satellite communication systems, electro-optic and laser systems, and secure radio communications.
By joining forces through this agreement, both Groups aim at gaining a distinct competitive edge in accessing new markets and further consolidating their position as leading avionics and aeronautics manufacturers.
Airbus Group International Senior Vice President Marco Miklis stated: “We are very happy that our collaboration with Turkey’s leading defence electronics company is evolving in a positive manner. We strongly believe that both companies have competitive products and solutions which can be applied to the Turkish and export markets.”
ASELSAN Chairman of the Board Dr. Hasan Canpolat said: “In addition to its leading role in the Turkish electronics industry, ASELSAN will achieve greater access to global markets through its partnership with Airbus Group. We believe that the synergies generated through this long-term collaboration will deliver innovative solutions and contribute to the worldwide success of both our companies.”
The collaboration framework will be institutionalized by creating a Coordination Committee and by setting up working groups represented by both parties. It has further been agreed that the scope of cooperation may be expanded beyond the applications specified above.