Turkey to further cooperate with Kazakhstan on aerospace tech, drone production

Turkey to further cooperate with Kazakhstan on aerospace tech, drone production
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Turkish and Kazakh officials sealed deal on aerospace technologies, agreed to boost ties in defense industry

Turkey and Kazakhstan agreed to improve ties on defense industry and sealed a deal to boost cooperation in space technology.

Ismail Demir, the head of Turkey’s Defense Industry Agency (SSB), accompanying Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Kazakhstan last week, said they had significant contacts with Kazakh officials to further improve the relations on defense industry.

Demir said they signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kazakh Digital Development, Innovation, and Aerospace Industry Bagdat Musin on observation, communication, satellite, and subsystem manufacturing. Demir also said that he had a meeting with Kayirbek Usenbayev, the Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, exchanging views within the scope of cooperation between the two countries.

Last month, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) also signed an agreement with two Kazakh aerospace companies, Kazsat and Ghalam.

“First step in strong cooperation with Kazakhstan on space. May the MoU we signed with Kazsat and Ghalam companies on the establishment of long-term strategic cooperation in the fields of satellite and space be beneficial to our country and our nation,” 

TUSAS said.

In May, TUSAS also signed a deal with Kazakhstan Engineering to begin manufacturing ANKA drones, during Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev‘s visit to Ankara.