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                   FOR IN ORDER
                   TO DEVELOP A

               MODERN DEFENSE
                  INDUSTRY AND                             The Undersecretariat for Defence

                  TO ENABLE THE                            Industries (SSM) was founded
                MODERNIZATION                              in 1985 as  the Defence Industry
                 OF THE TURKISH                            Administration          Office      (SaGeB)
                                                           under  the  Ministry  of  National
                ARMED FORCES...                            Defense in accordance with Law No.
                                                           The     SaGeB’s       tasks      were      to
                                                           set      policies       regarding         the
                                                           establishment of the infrastructure
                                                           of  the defence industry with  the
                                                           authority and responsibility  to
                                                           apply these policies. Subsequently,
                                                           the SaGeB was restructured as
                                                           the Undersecretariat for Defence
                                                           Industries in 1989.

            In order to develop a modern defense industry and to enable the modernization of the Turkish Armed
            Forces (TSK),
            SSB is designated to:

            1.  Carry out the decisions adapted by the Defense Industry Executive Committee.
            2.  Conclude ordering contracts of purchases to be made on project basis extending to years
            3.  Reorganize and integrate the current national industry in line with defense industry needs;
                encourage new enterprises and orient them according to this integration and needs; explore the
                possibilities of foreign capital and technology contributions; direct enterprises to this end, and
                finally, plan the participation of the State.
            4.  Set procurement schedules and financing models by taking resources into consideration.
            5.  Plan the production of required modern weapons and equipment by the private or the public
            6.  Support new private, public or joint investments on condition of openness when necessary.
            7.  Research, develop, and produce prototypes of modern weapons, devices and equipment; provide
                advance loans and determine long-term orders and other financial and economic incentives.
            8.  Enter into  contracts covering  technical and financial issues taking into account long term
                procurement decisions according to the nature of the work with the specifications and standards
                to be determined by the Ministry of National Defense.

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