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Qatar has become one of Turkey’s premier strategic partners, which is the result of the determination and willingness to cope with the civilian and military requirements of both countries. In accordance with Qatar’s long-term needs and the long-standing relations between both countries, ASELSAN and Barzan Holdings have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) towards establishing a joint venture company named BARQ at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX) 2018.

Turkey’s friendly and allied relations with Qatar have developed rapidly, and significant progress has been achieved in the field of defence. Hence, ASELSAN has sought to increase engagement with Qatar on a broad range of issues by developing innovative projects creating technological infrastructure and investing on military and commercial industries. ASELSAN is proud to support the Qatar Armed Forces with high technology products from electro-optics to land and naval systems, as well as border security systems. ASELSAN supports its core parameters such as best value and quality by establishing cooperation with local partners, enabling technology transfer, developing financial instruments, managing its brand and reputation, offering after sales services and building effective communication at corporate level.

Following this development, BARQ was established to produce and develop remote controlled weapon systems and electro-optic systems in addition to carrying out after sales services of these systems with the aim of covering Qatar’s military and civilian needs. ASELSAN is going to take part once again in DIMDEX between 16 and 18 March, showcasing its best-of-its-class solutions including: tactical and professional communication systems; guidance kits; naval systems; missile launching system; anti-drone system; and coastal security systems. BARQ will also attend the exhibition and will exhibit electro-optic equipment in addition to remote controlled weapon systems at its booth. DIMDEX 2020 will open a new window for ASELSAN and its joint venture BARQ to expand their vision for development of new R&D programmes, human capital, knowledge transfer and innovative technologies with broader product spectrum.

In line with its motto, “Technology serving the People and the Planet,” ASELSAN will continue its quest for more opportunities of developing local cooperation and strategic alliance in Qatar on its wide range of engineering and defence solutions.

ASELSAN’s electro optic products reflect the latest developments and technology needed by air, maritime/naval, land and special forces. (Photo: ASELSAN)

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