HAVELSAN and Lockheed Martin Demonstrate Feasibility of Turkish - Aegis Combat System
ISTANBUL, TURKEY, May 9, 2013 – Lockheed Martin successfully united the capabilities of its Aegis Weapon System with the naval combat management capabilities of leading Turkish defense company HAVELSAN. The results of this effort were demonstrated during a naval combat system mockup at the International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) 2013.
Lockheed Martin and HAVELSAN HAVA ELEKTRONİK SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.S. signed a memorandum of agreement to collaborate on naval combat systems in 2011. Since that time, the companies have worked together to develop interfaces between their respective system components and have combined their technologies in a laboratory environment, which HAVELSAN demonstrated publicly for the first time during IDEF 2013.
“Lockheed Martin delivered realistic simulations of our Aegis Weapon System components to HAVELSAN who has demonstrated through today’s scenarios how they would deliver a total combat system solution for navies of the world,” said Carl Bannar, vice president of Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors for Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training business. “We’ve now witnessed in real time how well our systems work together, which also speaks to the strong and significant partnership of our two companies within the industry.”
Combining long-range radar detection and control of the full inventory of Standard Missiles, Aegis protects the fleet against aircraft and enemy missiles. Aegis is the world's premier naval combat system and is the foundation for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense capability.
“We have demonstrated that we can enhance our existing naval combat management system capabilities by using data from the naval radar, SPY-1,” said Sadik YAMAÇ, General Manager and CEO for HAVELSAN. “We’ve leveraged the strength of Aegis and its anti-air warfare capabilities to package a total naval combat system for the most stressing operational requirements of many countries.”
Today there are more than 100 ships equipped with the Aegis system deployed around the world. In addition to the United States, Aegis is the system of choice of the Australian, Japanese, Norwegian, South Korean, and Spanish navies. The Aegis system is proven through more than 1,200 years of at-sea operational experience including the launch of more than 3,800 missiles in tests and operations.
The combined technology of Turkish - Aegis combat system can be a considerable solution for the countries in Middle East Region and some other countries.
HAVELSAN is a C4ISR, simulation technologies, and IT company who presents global solutions in defense and IT sectors. HAVELSAN has improved expertise in the fields of C4ISR, Naval Combat, Air Defense, Information Management, Simulation and Training, Homeland Security and Energy Management Systems. Cost effective integrated systems are designed and developed to turn data into information, and information into powerful tools for users and decision-makers through implementing capabilities in system integration. HAVELSAN has a proven naval combat management system and capabilities, which have been in use by the Turkish Navy on various naval platforms.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 118,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.