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Ankara-based Turkish Aerospace, a manufacturer of aerospace systems, has opened a new engineering and design office at the Cyberview Futurise campus in Selangor, Malaysia. The company has more than ten technology offices around the world and will use this new facility to focus on the development of new-generation technologies, particularly in the fields of defence and aviation.

Turkish and Malaysian engineers will carry out joint studies in several fields including unmanned aerial vehicles, jet trainers, helicopter projects and modernisation programmes for the global aviation ecosystem.

Turkish Aerospace’s chief executive officer Temel Kotil explained: “With the engineers we will employ, we will strengthen the ties between the two countries and host important studies for Malaysia and Turkey to develop joint projects in the fields of aviation, space and defence. We aim to expand our experience in these fields within the scope of joint projects with Malaysia and to strengthen the global aviation industry, especially in our regions.”

Dr Merve Kavakcı, Turkish ambassador to Malaysia, also explained that he hopes the presence of Turkish Aerospace in Malaysia would be “mutually beneficial for the relations between our two countries”. He added: “We have strong political and commercial relations with Malaysia. We are resolutely seeking further progress through new collaborations in the field of defence industry. Malaysia is our largest trading and strategic partner in South East Asia.”

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