Roketsan participated, in coordination with the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), at the exhibition.
Roketsan hosted Azerbaijan’s President İlham Aliyev together with Turkey’s Minister of National Defence İsmet Yılmaz, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defence Zakir Hasanov, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defence Industry Yaver Cemalov, Air Force Commander Ramiz Firudin, Ambassador of the Turkish Republic of Azerbaijan Alper Coşkun, Military Attaché to Azerbaijan Brig. Gen. Nevzat Taşdeler and other Azerbaijani authorities.
Undersecretary for Defence Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir answered press members’ questions and underlined the importance of the large number of Turkish companies’ attendance at the first ADEX show for long term cooperation between the two countries during his press conference which was held at Roketsan’s booth.
In addition to its indoor exhibited products, Roketsan presented for the first time at ADEX the weapon system which was delivered to Azerbaijan.
Roketsan is a major Turkish weapons manufacturer and defence contractor based in the central Anatolian province of Ankara. Incorporated in 1988 by Turkey's Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) in order to establish the nation's industrial base on rocket technology, the company has quickly risen to become one of Turkey's top 500 industrial establishments.
Roketsan is best known for its vast range of unguided rockets as well as laser and infrared guided missiles such as CIRIT and UMTAS. The company also produces subsystems for Stinger and Rapier missiles and provides technology and engineering solutions for other integrated civilian and military platforms.
In 2013, Turkey approved the construction by Roketsan of its first satellite launching center, initially for low earth orbit satellites.