As a significant contributor to the defence industry and to Turkey’s technology initiative, STM is present at the International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF’21) with many of its innovative and indigenous products.
IDEF, being held for the 15th time at the TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Centre in Istanbul on 17–20 August, 2021, is hosting many of the leading companies in the national and international defence sector.
Having completed various notable projects under the leadership of the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) of the Republic of Turkey, STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. is exhibiting many outstanding products at the event, ranging from naval platforms to tactical mini UAV systems, and from integrated cyber security solutions to flexible ammunition belt systems.
STM has successfully carried Turkey’s naval platform expertise abroad, having acted as the main contractor in the development of Turkey’s first indigenous frigate TCG İSTANBUL. The engineering capabilities of STM are on display at IDEF’21 through its naval platform projects. Accordingly, STM will feature its MiLGEM, Class I Frigate, Logistic Support Ship, TS1700 Submarine and Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) at the event, along with its new concept designs.
As a leading and competitive producer of unmanned and smart systems, both domestically and globally, STM is also introducing to the sector its tactical mini UAVs that are making a name for themselves in the field. The Rotary-Wing Attack Drone Loitering Munition System KARGU, which has seen its first export this year and is being actively used by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF), the Fixed-Wing Loitering Munition System ALPAGU, which has successfully passed its ammunition firing tests, and the Autonomous Multi-Rotor Reconnaissance UAV TOGAN are awaiting visitors at the STM stand. STM is continuing its efforts within the KERKES Project, through which UAV platforms will be given the ability to operate independently of Global Positioning System (GPS), and is also showcasing its swarm UAV capabilities at the fair.
STM has been serving the Turkish defence sector for over a quarter of a century in the fields of engineering, technology and consultancy, working in areas that are critical for Turkey and its allies. It applies its advanced capabilities and technologies to a broad range of strategic fields, ranging from naval platforms to satellites, and from cybersecurity to big data analytics and artificial intelligence applications.