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Type Government-owned corporation
Founded 1982
Headquarters Ankara,  Turkey
Industry Defence, Software,

HAVELSAN is a Turkish software and systems company having business presence in Defence and IT sector. Its headquartered in Ankara, Turkey however there are its sub companies and offices around Turkey and abroad. Havelsan is mostly active in the fields of C4ISR, Naval Combat systems, E-Government Applications, Reconnaissance Surveillance and Intelligence Systems, Management Information Systems, Simulation and Training Systems, Logistic Support, Homeland Security Systems and Energy Management Systems.



HAVELSAN was established by Turkish Air Force (TUAF) Foundation in 1982 as a Turkish Company named HAVELSAN-Aydin in order to provide maintenance for Turkish Air Force's high technology radars.

In 1985 HAVELSAN was separated from the foreign shareholders and incorporated as a national company with a share of 98% by Turkish Armed Forces Foundation.

In 1997 HAVELSAN add C4ISR, Training and Simulations System and Management Information Systems in its functions. As "Informatics and System House of Turkey" HAVELSAN has been designing and planning critical defense systems such as Management Information System, Homeland Security System, Simulation and Training System and Command Control System (C4ISR).

Although HAVELSAN has generally been involved in military software projects, has also taken responsibilities on e-government projects and successfully implemented them. HAVELSAN center is in ANKARA however there are its sub companies and offices in Turkey and abroad.

HAVELSAN is one of the subcontractors of the Peace Eagle Project. HAVELSAN is mainly responsible for delivering Ground Support Segment which consists of crew training, mission planning and software maintenance functions. HAVELSAN is trying to be main subcontractor of BOEING for Italy and Korean AEW&C Projects.

Sectoral Position and Rewards

KAL-DER, the Turkish Quality Association, has published Turkish Quality Map of 2008-2009. The map was introduced at the National Quality Congress held on November 12 - 14, 2007. HAVELSAN is presented as the first company at the Defence Industry section of the Map.

High Election Council, Computer Supported Central Elections Registry System -SEÇSİS- which was developed by HAVELSAN became first in its category services from State to Public in the 5th e-Turkey rewards and Congress Ceremony on 22 December 2007.

HAVELSAN keeps its leadership in 'sectoral software' field according to 'Turkey's First IT Companies' results. Also; HAVELSAN is listed in the 4 row according to Income for the 10 IT companies in Ankara.

HAVELSAN is listed in the 225 row of "First 500 Company" research done by İstanbul Commercial Chamber (ISO) In 2007 HAVELSAN is listed, as same as 2006, included in the research of Fast Developing Companies in Turkey (Fast 50) by Deloitte for the latest five years. In the same research of Fast Developing Companies in Europe, Africa and Middle East (EMEA) regions in 2006

HAVELSAN is listed as one of the 21 Turkish companies.

Awarded with the prize for ”Commercial Success in New Products” in the competition ”TESİD 2006 Electronic and Information Technologies Innovation - Creativity Prizes” In 2006 Land Registry and Cadaster Information System (TAKBİS) was selected as the ”most successful e-government project in Turkey” in the ”e-Tr Congress and Prize Ceremony, organized by TUSİAD and

TUBİSAD. Awarded with “FAI Honorary Diploma” by FEDERATION AERONAUTIQUE INTERNATIONALE (FAI) “In the work of Turkey’s the biggest 500 exporter firm”; HAVELSAN export for about 30 Million Dolar and became in the 337 row in 2006 . In 2004 and 2005, National Justice Information System (UYAP) was selected as the most successful e-government project in Turkey in the “e-Tr Congress and Prize Ceremony”, organized by TÜSİAD and TBV.

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