Turkey's defense, aviation revenues reach $8.76 billion in 2018Christian Fernsby ▼ |
Turkey İsmail Demir, the head of Defense Industries Presidency
Turkey's defense and aviation revenues jumped by 31% to reach $8.76 billion year-on-year in 2018.
"Last year, we spent $1.45 billion for researches and development in the defense field," he said.
Employment in the defense industry sector surpassed 67,000 last year, Demir added.
Underlining the importance of developing and manufacturing original products, he said Turkey will continue its efforts to expand the sector. ■
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