HAVELSAN recently signed a cooperation agreement with NATO Maritime Security Center of Excellence (MARSEC). Thanks to the cooperation protocol, it is aimed that the Turkish Defense Industry will become a center of excellence through the use of a data model at NATO standards, a maritime security decision support system and exercise module developed by HAVELSAN.
HAVELSAN, in cooperation with MARSEC, provided the 3rd edition exercise module for NATO based Multinational Maritime Security Exercise in which 25 countries participated as observers that was conducted in November 2021.
The 4th edition of the exercise will be held in fall 2023. Within the scope of this occasion, 16 West African countries will be invited to Turkey, and the same system will be used during the exercise.
The exercise, which was built upon the lessons learned from the cases of ship hijacking and maritime piracy in West Africa, will provide significant benefits not only for regional and international security but also for the navigational safety of Turkish-flagged merchant ships.
President and CEO of HAVELSAN Dr. Mehmet Akif NACAR stated that systems such as GENESIS and ADVENT, which were developed by HAVELSAN together with the Turkish Naval Forces, are proven systems which are preferred in the international arena.
Emphasizing the importance of the usage nationally developed modules in NATO exercises, NACAR said: “As a leading company in command and control and combat management systems, we will always provide support in these fields.”
“We are pleased to contribute to the protection of exclusive economic zones and the formation of well-trained naval forces against threats in West Africa through use of HAVELSAN geographic information systems and their naval versions,” he added.
NATO Maritime Security Center of Excellence (MARSEC) had established in 2012 at Aksaz Naval Base Command and served for national missions in the first five years. Due to the international attribution of maritime security, especially within the scope of cross border maritime crimes, the center was accredited by NATO in 2020.
Maritime Security Centre of Excellence undertakes maritime security training, instruction, exercises, development of concepts and doctrines, standardization and analysis including 30 NATO countries within the framework of maritime security interoperability.
HAVELSAN was founded in 1982 as a corporation owned by and affiliated to the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. Aside from being accepted as one of the largest and leading technology firms of Turkey, HAVELSAN is also a leading trademark in the international market as well with its deep-rooted experience, competent and specialized employees, and high-technology based software-intensive solutions and products.
HAVELSAN does not only develop and produce technology in defense, security and information sectors, along with high technology and software solutions developed in-house, but also combines its own solutions and products with the solutions and products of other firms included in its business ecosystem, thus being able to present end to end solutions to its customers.
Focused on software-intensive systems, HAVELSAN is offering and putting at the disposal of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), public administrations and entities, overall private sector and its own international customers its solutions comprised of genuine and original products and systems in the following fields: Defense, Simulation, Information and Communication, Homeland Security and Cyber Security.