Turkey upbeat about space dominance by 2020

Turkey upbeat about space dominance by 2020

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Turkey: Turkey would be an independent space power by the 2020’s, following the ambitions of the Turkish Armed Forces, according to General Hasan Aksay; Daily Akşam reports.

In the future, by sending earth-observation satellites called “Göktürk,” Turkey would be able to solve the problems it faces as far as information and data are concerned, General Aksay said. “Before 2050, the Turkish Air Force would retain its success as the most powerful in the region.”

“The F-35, stand off jammers, unmanned aerial vehicles, long-range air defence systems and airborne early warning and control systems will all be integrated to our current system,” he said, adding that Electro-optical systems supported by radar-display satellites would allow the Turkish Air Force to collect satellite images day or night, regardless of weather conditions.

Source: www.hurriyetdailynews.com