Another Leading Defense Aerospace Company Opens its First Office in Pakistan

Turkey’s leading defense giant, Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has opened its first office in Pakistan at the country’s National Science & Technology Park.

This is one of Pakistan’s first technology park which is expected to make significant contributions to the country’s technological development.

“We are the first Turkish defense firm to open an office in Pakistan’s first technopark,” TAI Marketing and Communications Director Serdar Demir said in a statement to Anadolu Agency (AA).

The technopark was inaugurated by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who also visited the TAI office. “We informed the Pakistani prime minister about the cooperation opportunities and the projects that TAI aims to carry out in Pakistan. Turkey is one of the six countries to have an office in Pakistan’s first technopark,” Demir said, adding that the company will also assess cooperation opportunities with Pakistani universities.

Demir highlighted TAI’s deal to sell 30 T129 ATAK helicopters to Pakistan and the company’s aim to positively conclude the ongoing process. He noted that the firm is in negotiations with the country over other defense platforms.

TAI and Pakistan’s Ministry of Defense Production signed a deal last July to export 30 attack and reconnaissance helicopters. The Turkish defense firm has assumed extensive responsibility in terms of logistics, spare parts, training, and ammunition.

TAI maintains its efforts to extend multidimensional cooperation with Pakistan and to that end has welcomed 15 students from the country’s National University of Science and Technology University – listed among the world’s top 500 science and tech universities.

“The students came to our company and received month-long training, benefiting from the expertise of our engineers. With this project, we have taken future-oriented steps and brought together Turkish and Pakistani youth who will be the decision-makers in future projects,” Demir said.

Just a few weeks ago, another Turkish defense company, ASELSAN (Askeri Elektronik Sanayi, Military Electronic Industries) had decided to establish its offices in Pakistan from January 1, 2020.

Turkey and Pakistan are old allies who have a close and harmonious relationship. The recent consolidation of defense interests signifies a convergence of the national interests of both the nations.

  • We need to develop an indigenous Attack Helicopter — like we developed JF-17 — as per our requirements.
    Even if an attack helicopter is more expensive, it is also much more lethal than a tank — given a choice I would arm each armored corps with an attack helicopter wing, instead of a tank wing.
    Tanks are now obsolete weapons of previous century.

  • Sadly I fear Pakistan is a militaristic society. They complain of Imperialism but tehre is an underlying desire to be Top Dog.
    This was evidenced when Bangladesh sought freedom.
    There is no belief in devolved government. Indeed the extreme elements of Islam are simple bullies.
    They have no concern for toleration or other peoples human rights.
    They subjugate other faiths.
    People who dare to raise questions about Islam are called blasphemers and can risk death by the state or lynch.
    The Pakistani people are hard working and kind.
    Sadly is seems to me their faith is not.
    Why else would this book names as holy called for apostates to be killed?
    Surely true faith and beliefs must be a free choice?
    How am I supposed to respect a faith that bullies and threatens people?
    No I have big questions.
    The Pakistani people deserve a better life with freedom to choose.

  • I am puzzle as to why Pakistan lines itself with dictators e.g. Turkey and China. Pakistan you are sharing technologies with hostile nations that has no desire to see you succeed.

    • Hostile to who? You? Maybe, us, no!
      Infact I cannot understand why Indian Social media paid toadies of Modi’s social media army come here and waste their time.
      I know there are more than 15,000 of you on Indian government payroll, and this is the only job you have, but the rest of us have other jobs, and come to ProPakistani to read articles, not make vile comments against Pakistan, so leave us be, and go and try and resolve your own issues which are breaking apart your country such as CAA

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