HAVELSAN and NATO's MARSEC to Cooperate

HAVELSAN and NATO's MARSEC to Cooperate
HAVELSAN and NATO's MARSEC to Cooperate

HAVELSAN signed a cooperation agreement with the NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (MARSEC). The cooperation aims for the Turkish Defence Industry to become a centre of excellence by using a data model at NATO standards, a maritime security decision support system and an exercise module developed by HAVELSAN.



HAVELSAN, in cooperation with MARSEC, provided the 3rd edition exercise module for the NATO-based Multinational Maritime Security Exercise in which 25 countries participated as observers were 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 Turkiye, and the same system will be used during the exercise.

The exercise, 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.

"We are pleased to contribute."

President and CEO of HAVELSAN, Dr Mehmet Akif NACAR, stated that systems such as GENESIS and ADVENT, developed by HAVELSAN and the Turkish Naval Forces, are proven systems which are preferred in the international arena.

Emphasizing the importance of using 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 protecting exclusive economic zones and forming well-trained naval forces against threats in West Africa by using HAVELSAN's geographic information systems and their naval versions. 

HAVELSAN corporation is owned by and affiliated with the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. The company does not only develop and manufacture technology in the defence, security, and information sectors, as well as high technology and software solutions, developed in-house, but also combines its own solutions and products with the solutions and products of other firms in its business ecosystem, allowing it to provide end-to-end solutions to its customers.

HAVELSAN, which focuses on software-intensive systems, provides solutions made up of genuine and original products and techniques in the following areas: defence, simulation, information and communication, homeland security, and cyber security.

NATO Maritime Security Centre 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 centre 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.