Turkish firm awarded software development projects by NATO

Turkish firm awarded software development projects by NATO
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The two projects, aimed at controlling flow of intelligence between all NATO commands and military bases, will be implemented by STM Defence International.

In one of the largest software development projects assigned by NATO to a Turkish entity, the Turkish engineering firm STM Defence International won two tenders to modernize NATO's intelligence infrastructure, which is maintained by the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency.

"We are proud to announce that we have signed the INTEL FS-2 Project with the NCI Agency! Intelligence process among all the NATO Commands around the world will be carried out through this system," STM said in a tweet.

The modernization effort is scheduled for completion in three and a half years. The company has not shared information about the value of the INTEL-FS deals, but according to an announcement by the NCI Agency, their cumulative worth is about $34.2 million, DefenseNews said.

STM's coding efforts will reportedly aid NATO command posts in guiding the amassing, processing, disseminating and exploitation of intelligence data. The software that STM is to update and expand will be used by all NATO commands and military bases to control the flow of intelligence.

STM General Manager Ozgur Guleryuz told DefenseNews that the project represents a significant success for Turkey in the field of software exports.

"INTEL-FS2 is one of the largest export projects that [Turkey] has ever received from NATO related to software development," Güleryüz said. "Building on our capabilities in software development, we will now be ensuring the technological transformation of NATO's intelligence infrastructure. Through the INTEL-FS2 project, the NATO commands will have access to all kinds of intelligence data with modern user interfaces providing a high user experience. The entire project will be carried out by Turkish engineers. We established our project team of about 100 experts."