TÜBİTAK BİLGEM at the Launching Ceremony of Amphibious Ship Bayraktar

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TÜBİTAK BİLGEM participated in the launching ceremony of amphibious ship Bayraktar at Anadolu Shipyard (ADİK) on 3 October of 2015. 

Apart from Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the president of Turkey, many officials both from public and private sectors of the country attended the event. Among them were the Chief of General Staff, Minister of National Defense, officials from the Naval and Land Forces. TÜBİTAK was represented by Prof. Dr. A. Arif Ergin and TÜBİTAK BİLGEM by Prof. Dr. Hacı Ali Mantar, Lami Kaya (PhD), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Üstüner and Coşkun Coşar. 

The ship Bayraktar is the first of two vessels as part of the domestic Landing Ship Tank (LST) project. And Message Operating System (MİS) of the ship is provided by TÜBİTAK BİLGEM National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology (UEKAE). The ship’s primary function includes amphibious operations and troop transfer, while it will also be useful for swift humanitarian interventions and search-and-rescue work in disaster areas. Bayraktar is also well-equipped against nuclear, biological and chemical attacks.