Roketsan participated at the SOFEX 2014 Defense Industry Exhibition which was held in Jordan’s capital Amman for the third time this past week (05-08 May 2014).
Under the coordination of SSM (Undersecretariat for Defense), Turkey attended the show with 14 companies.
Roketsan was awarded with the “Best Stand Design” by the Organizer of SOFEX. The prize was presented by HH Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein to the Chairman of Roketsan Dr. Eyüp Kaptan (photo).
Incorporated in 1988 by Turkey’s Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) in order to establish the nation's industrial base on rocket technology, Roketsan has quickly risen to become one of Turkey's top 500 industrial establishments.
Roketsan is best known for its vast range of unguided rockets as well as laser and infrared guided missiles such as CIRIT and UMTAS. The company also produces subsystems for Stinger and Rapier missiles and provides technology and engineering solutions for other integrated civilian and military platforms.
In 2013, Roketsan signed a contract to build the project of the national UFS Space Launch System.
The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX) takes place biennially at the King Abdullah I Airbase in Amman in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
320 companies from 55 countries participated at SOFEX 2014 including Turkey, USA, Russia and China.
This niche event is held under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Chairmanship of HRH Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein and with the full support of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF).
SOFEX is a four-day event that kicks off with a prominent one day conference that includes a series of comprehensive and topical seminars delivered by top military officials from around the world, tackling a wide range of issues pertinent to current counter terrorism and homeland security issues.