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In November 4th of 1999, a protocol has been signed between Turkish Armed Forces and TUBITAK with the objective of establishing Advanced Technologies Research Institute to conduct research and development activities in EW field.

In February the 1st of 2002, a second protocol was signed to form ILTAREN research group as a department under TUBITAK National Electronics and Cryptology Research Institute (UEKAE).

As of May 5th of 2012 TUBITAK institutes went through a re-organization process as a result of which ILTAREN became an independent institute under the administrative authority of BILGEM