ASELSAN became Turkiye’s “R&D” leader

ASELSAN took the first place in the “R&D 250, Turkiye’s Top R&D Spending Companies Research”. The company spent ₺5 billion 615 million on R&D in 2021.

According to the statement made by the company, the research conducted by Turkishtime Magazine registered ASELSAN’s leadership in R&D.

According to the research, which has been keeping the pulse of R&D expenditures in Turkiye since 2013, the company that made the most R&D expenditures in 2021 was ASELSAN, with an increase of ₺2 billion 258 million and an expenditure of ₺5 billion 615 million compared to the previous year.

Turkiye R&D 250 Research was prepared with the responses given to the questionnaires sent to the top 500 companies in the previous year’s Turkiye export ranking, companies that announced their R&D data on the Public Disclosure Platform, and companies that have R&D centers approved by the Ministry of Industry and Technology.

The R&D expenditures of the companies in 2021, the said expenditures planned for 2022, the number of R&D personnel, the number of patents, utility models, design registrations and trademarks obtained in the R&D centers in 2021 formed the basic data of the R&D 250 Research. Research on R&D companies based on accurate sources and data is considered a reliable source for companies’ performance in this area.

“R&D is vital”

Haluk Gorgun, Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager of ASELSAN, whose views are included in the statement, said, “The role of R&D projects, some of which are groundbreaking technologies, in the leadership of ASELSAN, which has been the locomotive of R&D in recent years, in our country’s R&D growth is undeniable.” used the phrase.

Emphasizing that R&D is of vital importance for countries in this period, when distances, the number of soldiers and equipment lose their importance and speed and technology are at the center, Gorgun said:

“Defence industry companies aiming to develop themselves with an innovative perspective stand out in global competition by exhibiting a much more successful example of institutionalization. As ASELSAN, we are aware of this and we place R&D and innovation as the top priority in all our work. In line with the vision of our Presidency of Defense Industries, we also mobilize the power we derive from our high-capacity human resources in order to develop products and systems and to own critical technologies at ASELSAN. By making innovation and R&D the focal point of our activities in all business processes from production to marketing, from procurement to management, we achieve success in the national and international arena.

We allocate, on average, 7% of our turnover to R&D activities financed by our own resources. We carry out extensive R&D activities with our more than 5 thousand R&D personnel, 8 R&D Centers in different campuses and the infrastructure facilities there. We will continue to work, research and develop day and night with the aim of acquiring independent national technologies of our country.”

Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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