On Thursday 15th of October, NC3A hosted a Turkish Delegation that was in Brussels as part of a two days Defence Industry Conference in NATO HQ. The Delegation was led by Turkey’s Under Secretary for Defence and included thirty Turkish Senior/Middle Mnagers from the Turkish Defence Industry.
The delegation was interested in visiting NC3A to understand the capabilities available in the Agency, to find out which ones could be useful in their own national projects and, inversely, to point out capabilities Turkey’s industries are working on in the C4ISR field. Most of the Delegation leaders were aware of NC3A’s Acquisition Process - having previously signed a Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA) with the Agency or been part of the International Competitive Bidding process (ICB) -, and were looking for further cooperation. To meet the visitor’s main interests NC3A gave an overview of its projects and an explanation of their acquisition process.
“This visit was very worthwhile: the presentations went directly to the point and fulfilled our request. All the attending companies are delighted because they discovered some synergies with NC3A. Indeed the Agency’s support could further be useful within our Command & Control, Communications or Surveillance Programmes”, said Mr. Murad Bayar, Undersecretary for Defence Industries.