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Turkish defense giant's turnover hits record level

Aselsan announces its turnover in 2019 reaches historic record levels in both Turkish lira, dollar terms

Arife Yildiz Unal   | 31.12.2019
Turkish defense giant's turnover hits record level


Turkish defense giant Aselsan's exports reached over $327 million this year, a record 50% rise, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

The company managed to get new orders worth $700 million in the last three months of 2019, so by the end of September the total orders topped $9.8 billion in 2019, a historic amount for the Turkish firm, it said.

It noted that research and development expenditures will surpass $450 million by the year-end, adding that it has a total of six R&D centers and currently employs approximately 4,500 R&D personnel.

It also said that under a project called Back to Turkey in order to reverse brain drain, a total of 25 experienced engineers, who previously went abroad, were returned to the country and started to work for Aselsan.

*Writing by Aysu Bicer

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