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Very productive DSA’24 Defense Fair in Kuala Lumpur was completed yesterday. The last two days of the DSA’24 Defence Fair, were spent with need-oriented meetings with our guests consisting of many admirals and officers of the Malaysian Navy. We would like to express our gratitude to all the organisation officials and visitors who contributed, especially the Ministry of Defence of Malaysia, who hosted us.

The “Smartium Blue Smart Float Measurement System” project, realised by KoçSavunma in cooperation with the DenizTemiz Association (TURMEPA), Fethiye Municipality, the İMEAK Chamber of Shipping and Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, is coming to life. This project will monitor seawater quality in Fethiye Bay, with the collected data being available for instant evaluation.

A test run of the system was performed in Fethiye Harbour. Upon the completion of the project, it will be possible to measure physical and chemical parameters of the seawater, such as acidification, turbidity, oxygen level, water temperature, salinity, and chlorophyllous status, as well as meteorological data such as wind direction and speed, all of which will be recorded in real-time in marine areas such as marinas, bays and the areas surrounding fish farms. The collected data will also guide different analytic applications.

A cooperation protocol between KoçSavunma and TÜBİTAK BİLGEM has been signed by Prof. Dr. Ahmet Arif Ergin, the President of TÜBİTAK; Prof. Dr. Hacı Ali Mantar, the President of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM; and Dr. Hakan Başaran, KoçSavunma Director.

The acceptance tests of the Effector Simulator Type-A, produced by KoçSavunma for Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, were completed successfully between 29 September and 1 October.

The Effector Simulator Type-A was designed for use in interface testing of a Torpedo Countermeasure System. The system will be used for the interface verification in FAT and HAT testing of the Turkish Navy New Type Submarine Project.

29th UDT Conference held in Bremen. Presenting papers at the conference were two members of the KoçSavunma family – Bülent Dağ and Güneş Efe – who presented papers entitled “Generic toolbox for underwater acoustic modelling (GT-Aqua)” and “High precision underwater localisation (HPUL) using synchronous and asynchronous methods” during the conference.

Steps continue to come from KoçSavunma towards the export of the Underwater Telephone, which is also used by the Turkish Naval Forces. Having signed a contract for the use of Underwater Telephone on a foreign naval vessel in 2020, KoçSavunma entered 2021 with another contract for the export of a different version of the same product. The exported Underwater Phone model features an English menu/interface. Details of the development were shared in a press release issued by KoçSavunma on 22 February.

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The Submarine Technology 2019 Conference, of which KoçSavunma was one of the sponsors, was held in Amsterdam on 29–31 October.

During the conference, KoçSavunma hosted many guests, notably Alper Köse, Department Head for Naval Platforms at the SSB, and a delegation from Turkish Naval Forces. KoçSavunma presented its products and provided information to more than 30 suppliers and submarine teams from the United States, Germany, Bangladesh, India, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Norway, Poland, and Taiwan.

Emergency Underwater Telephone (EUT), developed by KoçSavunma for Preveze submarines, has completed the Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT). The company announced on March 17, on its website that the acceptance tests were carried out between 20-22 December 2021.

KoçSavunma participated at the 2nd International Military Radar and Border Security Summit held on 2–3 October as the leader of underwater acoustics detection systems, with its indigenous and domestically produced products. At the summit, KoçSavunma was the only company offering products for the underwater security of maritime borders.

During the event, KoçSavunma was given a letter of intent for strategic cooperation from Hulusi Akar, the Minister of National Defence. KoçSavunma is one of 29 firms with which the Ministry of National Defence has signed strategic cooperation agreements for domestication and nationalisation activities, and is the proud manufacturer of five of the seven products subjected to the said strategic cooperation agreement.

During the summit, the KoçSavunma stand hosted many senior officials, including Hulusi Akar, the Minister of National Defence, and Süleyman Soylu, the Minister of Interior.

KoçSavunma attended and presented KoçSavunma products and services during the Nusret-2019 Invitation Exercises, hosted by Turkey and held in Çanakkale and Saros Bay on October 5, with the participation of elements from friendly and allied nations.

Rear Admiral Levent Kerim Uça, Commander of the Dardanelles Strait; Rear Admiral Baybars Küçükatay, Commodore of the Mine Fleet; and the Italian Commodore of the NATO Permanent Mine Countermeasures Task Group were among the most notable visitors to the KoçSavunma stand.

UDT is one of the leading events in the field of underwater technologies. The 28th UDT was held on 1–3 June in Oslo, Norway, where KoçSavunma participated with two presentations.

The 24th Signal Processing and Communication Applications (SİU) Conference, organised by IEEE, and was held at Bülent Ecevit University on 16–19 May. KoçSavunma participated at the conference with two papers presented during the event: “EADAS (GATAS): Embedded Acoustic Detection and Classification Buoy System” and “Implementing Gain Control as an Ip Core”.

The International Defence Industries Fair (IDEF) is one of the largest defence expos in the world. The 14th iteration of IDEF was held at the TUYAP Fair and Congress Centre Istanbul on 30 April –3 May, attended by 1,061 companies from 53 countries.

KoçSavunma, a leading producer of underwater acoustic systems with its indigenous and national solutions, presented its Underwater Detection and Positioning System, Offshore & Inshore Weapon Scoring System, Underwater Telephone, and its Acoustic Detection and Monitoring System, as well as its Underwater Environment Modelling Software and Diver Detection Sonar, the sea tests of which had just been completed, for the first time at IDEF’19.

Levent Çakıroğlu, CEO of Koç Holding, visited the KoçSavunma stand during the fair.

In our interview with Koç Bilgi ve Savunma Teknolojileri A.Ş. (KoçSavunma), Managing Director Mehmet Hakan ÖKTEM discusses the company’s product success where years of knowledge and competence in defense are now being applied to other sectors such as the environment. The company looks forward to 2022 with an expanding product portfolio, new projects, collaborations, and more importantly, expanding business abroad.

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Shipyard/Depot-Level Maintenance Training related to the Breathing Air Monitoring System, which was developed by KoçSavunma for the New Type Submarine Project was held on 7 October at the KoçSavunma facilities. During the training sessions, shipyard personnel received theoretical and practical information related to the BOS3 level maintenance/repair of the system

The Breathing Air Monitoring System is an independent system that automatically analyses the atmospheric air being breathed by submarine personnel and provides a warning in the event of risks developing under all operational statuses.

With a total of 6 boats in the project, KoçSavunma already delivered 4 of the boat packages.

The Sonar Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing Algorithms Implementation as Flexible IP Cores (SonarIP) project, carried out by KoçSavunma within the scope of the TÜBİTAK TEYDEB 1511 support programme, was completed on June 11 with the successful testing of all of the designed IP cores.

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