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Turkey’s Havelsan seeks to patent submarine subsystems

Havelsan, a state-owned defence vendor responsible for the development and producing various command and control solutions in Turkey, recently announced that it has applied for patent rights for four newly developed submarine subsystems (Haber Turk).

These systems are:

  • ‘Torpedo Fire Control System’;
  • ‘Submarine Information Distribution System’;
  • ‘Situational Target Motion Analysis System’;
  • and ‘Online Performance Analysis System’ (Tamindir).

According to Havelsan’s General Manager, Ahmet Hamdi Atalay, the company had invested 80 million Turkish Liras ($27 million U.S.) towards research and development efforts.

Speaking to Defense News, a Turkish industry official said, “If Havelsan’s [submarine] programs, after integration, give a happy ending, Turkey would no more buy imported systems.”


The Torpedo Fire Control System (i.e. TORAKS) and Submarine Information Distribution System (i.e. DBDS) are among Havelsan’s marquee programs and are meant for the Turkish Navy’s “New Type Submarine” program (based on the ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Type 214). Havelsan is also developing a combat management system and command and control system for the New Type Submarine.


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  • by Nate
    Posted September 21, 2016 2:48 am 0Likes

    “If Havelsan’s [submarine] programs, after integration, give a happy ending, Turkey would no more buy imported systems.”

    who doesn’t love a happy ending?

  • by nob hamid gul
    Posted September 21, 2016 10:57 am 0Likes

    What is the capability of Turkish Subamrine if compared with scorpene class submarije.?

  • by MT
    Posted September 21, 2016 1:29 pm 0Likes

    When did Turks manufacture any submarine. They license produce Type 214 German submarine manufactured by HDW.

    Coming back to the topic, It ll be difficult to patent these systems if they are variant of German technology

  • by Bilal Khan - Quwa
    Posted September 21, 2016 1:57 pm 0Likes

    I imagine Havelsan is competent enough to patent systems that aren’t variants of German technology.

  • by Mehmet Aydemir
    Posted September 22, 2016 3:01 pm 0Likes

    TUR&PAK must develop joint submarine included missile system….

  • by Salman Khan
    Posted September 24, 2016 7:16 am 0Likes

    Yes, Bilal is right. Since they were already taught how to make these four techs, it wouldn’t be a harder thing to get a re-export patent.

  • by MT
    Posted September 24, 2016 11:49 am 0Likes

    Probably yes as they use many german subsystem

    German can make money by exporting to countries who they cant do on their own

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