Turkey, Azerbaijan to cooperate in defense, aviation
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) signed a cooperation protocol with the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (AMEA) in the capital Baku on Sept. 25 to combine efforts in the fields of defense and aviation.
The protocol aims to establish a mutual sustainable cooperation in the defense and aviation area through the academic programs of AMEA, to accelerate research and development activities through knowledge sharing, as well as boosting the mutual exchange of ideas.
“The cooperation is not limited to an academic framework, but covers a wide range of the science and technology ecosystem,” TAI Human Resources Vice President Mustafa Akkurt told state-run Anadolu Agency.
Akkurt said TAI desired to adopt Azerbaijan’s knowledge, especially in fundamental sciences, which will contribute to the development of the aerospace industry, and to share its design, production, quality and certification capabilities with the Azerbaijani academy.
He also added that the protocol with the AMEA paved the way for cooperation with various universities in Azerbaijan.
The signing ceremony took place on the sidelines of the third Azerbaijan International Defense Exhibition (ADEX) between Sept. 25-27, a three-day event to showcase the force and power of Azerbaijan’s military and industrial complex, as well as modern weaponry and equipment.
TAI exhibited product models for the aerospace industry in the ADEX, such as the TF-X aircraft, HÜRKUŞ basic trainer, ANKA-S medium altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle, T625 multi role helicopter, as well as the GÖKTÜRK-1 and Türksat 6A satellites.