Havelsan is a Turkish software and systems company having business presence in the defence and IT sectors. It is headquartered in Ankara, Turkey, with subsidiary 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 the Turkish Air Force (TUAF) Foundation in 1982 as a Turkish company named Havelsan-Aydin in order to provide maintenance for the 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% owned by the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation.
In 1997, Havelsan added C4ISR, training and simulations system and management information systems to its functions. As the “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, it has also taken responsibilities on e-government projects and successfully implemented them.
Havelsan is one of the subcontractors of the Peace Eagle Project. Havelsan is mainly responsible for delivering the ground support segment which consists of crew training, mission planning and software maintenance functions. Havelsan is trying to be a main subcontractor of Boeing for Italy and Korean AEW&C projects. (Boeing withdraw from this sub-contractorship in early 2009).
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