SSB Announces Top Ten Turkish Defence Exporters
President of Defence Industry Agency (SSB) Professor Haluk Görgün shared a study summarizing 2023 in the field of the defence industry on social media. Underlining that he attaches importance to exports, Professor Görgün said, “The most basic condition for ensuring the sustainability of the growth in the defence industry is exports.”
Görgün evaluated the defence and aerospace exports of 2023 with the following words;
“Our defence and aerospace industry export figure, which was 4.364 billion dollars in 2022, reached 5.5 billion dollars with an increase of 27 per cent in 2023. Our defence industry has exported 230 products to 185 countries in different geographies worldwide in the last ten years. There is no doubt that this growth is the manifestation of Turkish defence industry products becoming respected brands in the world defence market.
While the average export amount per kilogram in Turkey is 1.57 dollars, our defence industry increased the export value per kilogram by 14 per cent compared to last year, exceeding 65 dollars, and made a high contribution to the Turkish economy and indirectly to social welfare.
At this point, Baykar alone undertakes 1.7 billion dollars of our sector’s exports and deserves special thanks. Our company, Baykar, which has “changed the game” and gained the appreciation of the whole world with the technologies it has developed, has been generating 83 per cent of its revenues from exports since 2003 and makes a significant contribution to our country’s economy with high technology exports.
I want to thank our foundation companies, private sector companies and all sector employees who contributed to our success. “
Görgün shared a graphic to show the top ten companies. According to the graphics, Baykar ranked first with $ 1.766 million. Turkish Aerospace is second with $864 million. Makina ve Kimya Endustrisi Inc. is placed third with $439 million. TUSAŞ Engine Inc. (TEI) was at fourth rank with $337 million, and BMC was fifth with $255 million. Roketsan is ranked sixth with a $161 million export volume, followed by Ram Dış Ticaret A.Ş. with $160 million. Pratt & Whitney THY Technic is placed eighth with $111 million. ASELSAN is ranked ninth with $108 million, and Samsun Yurt Savunma is tenth with $104 million.