The Undersecretariat for Defence Industries published in March 2017 a report on the activities held throughout the 2016. This 58-page booklet, which provides information as to the activities and expenditures of the institution, also offers access to details about some activities held within the year, but which nevertheless failed to catch public attention.
Parts of the SSM’s 2016 Activity Report bearing news value, have appeared in the media. Undoubtedly, the most exciting among them was the decision as regards the number of engines to be featured in the TF-X aircraft. Looking at the great picture, an expansion in areas of activity is noticeable. This expansion also reveals itself in the form of opening up to other sectors. In the Report, this development is conveyed in these words: “All defence and security units, in particular the Turkish Armed Forces, were supplied with numerous platforms, systems, facilities and equipment, while activities were also held to meet the requirements of related sectors like energy and health.”