Turkish defense and aviation industry exports increase in September
Azerbaijan became the top customer of Turkish defense and aviation industry exports, official data shows.
According to the data by Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM), Azerbaijan spent $77.1 million (TL 608.5 million) in September.
HIGHEST EXPORTS IN TERMS OF QUANTITY WERE ALSO MADE TO AZERBAIJAN
TIM’s reported showed that Turkey’s overall foreign sales were recorded as $16.1 billion in September, up 4.8 percent year-on-year and 28.5% when compared with the month before.
It also showed that the foreign sales of the defense and aviation sector have decreased 17 percent during the January-September period.
Azerbaijan was followed by Oman with $62.9 million, US with $62.7 million, India with $15.6 million and Germany with $14.5 million.
Several Turkish firms are active in the defense field through their cutting-edge military products such as armed UAVs, remote control guns, missiles, and air defense systems. Especially Baykar and state-run Turkish Aerospace (TAI) manufacture world-class aerial vehicles with local sources.
Turkey conducts several successful operations in Syria with unmanned military vehicles. Five Turkish firms -- Aselsan, TAI, STM, Roketsan, and BMC -- are among the top 100 defense companies globally.