In partnership with Turkish industry and government, Lockheed Martin has contributed to Turkey’s defense capabilities and other government projects such as vessel traffic control, a system that manages some of the world’s busiest waterways.
A member of the international F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) team, Turkey worked closely with Lockheed Martin on the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the JSF program, enabling Turkey to influence elements of the aircraft’s design.
Major programs in Turkey include:
F-16 Fighting Falcons- Through a joint venture with Turkish Aircraft Industries (TAI), Turkey coproduces F-16 Fighting Falcons, manufacturing up to 75 percent of its own F-16 order. (program page needed)
Fixed Wing Sensors - Sniper ATPs and LANTIRN ER navigation pods provide a significant capability upgrade to the Turkish Air Force’s F-16 fleet. LANTIRN ER's 3rd generation navigation FLIR and enhanced image processing allow aircrews to go far beyond their current capability, and Sniper ATP provides enhanced target detection and identification, expanding the F-16's ability to conduct non-traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.
Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS)- A long-range guided missile fired from the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), ATACMS was instrumental in the allied success in Operation Desert Storm.
Hellfire II Missile- AGM-114M, an advanced variant of the Hellfire II missiles is deployed on Turkey's S-70B Seahawk rotary wing aircraft.
Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS)- This Lockheed Martin program manages vessel traffic through the Istanbul and Çanakkle Straits- both among the world’s most challenging waterways.