IDEF 2019: Turkey showcases its defence industry capabilities
30 April 2019
By Paolo Valpolini
Inaugurated by the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in the morning of April 30th, the 2019 edition of IDEF (International DEfence industry Fair) aims at breaking the record of the previous edition which saw 820 exhibitors from over 50 nations showing their products to more than 65,000 visitors from 116 countries.
Numerous unveilings are expected, among which new vehicles for the Turkish Army, such as the Altay MBT in the production configuration, the amphibious assault vehicle, as well as technology demonstrators such as an all-electric armoured vehicle. In the air the Anka-Aksungur UAV and the Multirole Heavy Combat Helicopter will be starring for the first time in front of a public audience.
Turkey is definitely aiming at independence in the defence sector, while numerous Turkish company have become major players on the export market.
Organised by the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, IDEF covers some 120,000 m2 in 12 different halls at the Tüyap Fair and Congress Center.
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IDEF 19: BMC pushes towards autonomous vehicles
IDEF 19: FNSS19 Mildesign price-giving ceremony
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IDEF 19: FNSS looks forward, interview with the company CEO, Mr. Nail Kurt
IDEF 19: Otokar looks to consolidate portfolio, interview with the company General Manager Mr. Sardar Görgüç
IDEF 19: Otokar unveils a new Ural version and a new Modular Turret
IDEF 19: MKEK continues Yavuz development
IDEF 19: Aselsan’s, the latest Sarp evolution
IDEF 2019: FNSS, the Anatolian Leopard starring
IDEF 19: Roketsan, from artillery to infantry
IDEF 19: FNSS antitank vehicles close to qualification
IDEF 19: Turkish Aerospace unveils its Multirole Heavy Combat Helicopter
IDEF 19: Menatek Defense Technologies unveils new add-on armour solutions
IDEF 19: FNSS unveils the ZAHA marine amphibious vehicle
IDEF 19: Otokar’s Akrep IIe, an electric-driven recce platform
IDEF19: FNSS and PT PINDAD sign serial production and cooperation agreement for medium-weight tank for Indonesian Land Forces
IDEF 19: BMC exhibits the Altay T1 demonstrator