Leading Turkish defence company ASELSAN will present over 50 national products, focusing on naval systems, at Malaysia’s forthcoming DSA-NATSEC International Exhibition

Kuala Lumpur, 7 May 2024 — ASELSAN, Turkey’s premier defence electronics company, is joining the upcoming DSA-NATSEC International Defence Industry and National Security Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from May 6th to 9th, 2024. ASELSAN attends the exhibition together with 1,320 plus companies from 60 countries as exhibitors, and 34 countries hosting their own pavilions. With a strong presence and an extensive line-up of national products, ASELSAN aims to expand its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region.

Ahmet Akyol, General Manager of ASELSAN, highlighted his company’s commitment to fostering defence industry collaboration between Malaysia and Türkiye. 

“Our participation in one of the largest defence exhibitions in the Asia-Pacific region should firmly signal ASELSAN’s dedication to strengthening ties by providing cutting-edge solutions to meet the technological needs of not just Malaysia but other regional countries as well,” he stated.

Malaysia is the hub for the growth strategy in the Asia-Pacific region

Emphasising the strategic importance of Malaysia in ASELSAN’s global expansion plans, Akyol added, 

“Malaysia serves as a strategic hub for our growth plans in the Asia-Pacific. With over two decades of presence in the Malaysian market and the establishment of ASELSAN Malaysian SDN BHD in 2017, we believe we are very well positioned to capitalize on emerging opportunities and deepen our engagement in the region.”

The longstanding cooperation between Malaysia and Türkey in the defence industry provides a solid foundation for ASELSAN’s further push into the region. Both countries have expressed keen interest in further developing cooperation to leverage their joint expertise in defence technologies. This collaborative approach, which extends beyond mere purchase agreements to investments, manufacturing, and technology transfer, aligns with ASELSAN’s vision of building lasting partnerships and contributing to Malaysia’s defence modernization efforts.

ASELSAN commits to Malaysia by showing at DSA-NATSEC

At the exhibition, ASELSAN will present a range of products, with a particular focus on advanced naval systems. ASELSAN General Manager Ahmet Akyol highlighted, 

“Our participation in the DSA-NATSEC International Exhibition reflects our commitment to sharing ASELSAN’s paradigm-changing technologies in the global battlefield. We are proud to demonstrate our presence and capabilities in Malaysia, which we view as a springboard for our export-oriented growth strategy.”

In line with its growth strategy, ASELSAN aims to enhance its market share and establish itself as a key player in Malaysia’s defence industry landscape. 

“By leveraging our national systems and expertise, we seek to elevate Malaysia’s defence capabilities and contribute to the country’s advancement in the global defence arena,” Akyol concluded.

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