Malaysia and Turkiye sign 7 MoUs to strengthen cooperation in defense sectors
According to Defense Studies, Malaysian and Turkish officials from both the government and private sectors on July 5 signed seven Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) in various fields in the presence of the two countries’ leaders. Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his host President Recep Tayyip Erdogan witnessed the signing at the Presidential Palace here, paving the way for further cooperation and sharing of knowledge in the fields of science, defence, technology and academy.
MIGHT signed an MoU with the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), followed by SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd with TÜYAR Mikroelektronik A.Ş; MA Analytics Sdn Bhd with Makina Kimya Endustrisi Kurumu (MKE) and NS Corporation with TAI. TAI and MIGHT are in collaboration to facilitate the transfer of relevant aerospace technology, knowledge and know-how to Malaysia, capitalizing on Turkiye and TAI’s 50 years of experience in the aerospace industry. The technology transfer will assist Malaysia to migrate from Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul activity into a full production capacity with the aim of making Malaysia an OEM country emulating the technology evolution process that Turkey has successfully gone through.
In a similar field, TAI and NS Corporation will collaborate on the development of NS Aerospace Valley (NSAV) and Unmanned Vehicle Valley (UVV) in Negeri Sembilan. The UVV will house the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) and Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) manufacturing plant. (Bernama)
Defense Studies reports that Malaysian Prime Minister İsmail Sabri Yakub and his delegation made a series of visits to Turkey as part of the official visit. Within the framework of the visits, Malaysian Prime Minister Yakub, who visited MKE’s Gazi Fişek Factory, received information about various products produced by the company, especially the 155mm Yavuz and 105mm Boran howitzers. On the other hand, in the images released by the Ministry of National Defense and the Malaysian Prime Ministry, it was observed that Prime Minister Yakub was particularly interested in Yavuz.
According to the information obtained, it is aimed to export the Yavuz howitzer to this country for the first time within the scope of the agreement planned to be signed with Malaysia. In addition, a memorandum of understanding was signed between MKE and MA Analytics for the installation of a cartridge production line. Within the framework of the memorandum of understanding signed by MKE General Manager Yasin Akdere and MA Analytics General Manager Rasyad Anwar, cooperation will be made between the two countries in the production of cartridges.