IDEF'15, 12th International Defence Industry Fair, is to be held at Tüyap Convention & Congress Center between 5-8 May of 2015. The fair is organized under the auspices and with the support of the Turkish Ministry of National Defense under the responsibility and management of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF).
Main scope of the fair covers Naval, Aviation, Military and Aerospace accompanied by the display of Logistic Support Activities, Munitions, Materials and Tools. TÜBİTAK BİLGEM is to participate in the fair with the projects namely being SGS, EFD18A, WI-FI, MILSEC 3, MILSEC 4, AGCG/IPKC-G, SIR/S, VERISAR, KAYC/SN, ESYA SM, KERMEN, MGR, SRC400, ATC TRSIM, ETMTS-3 (MERT), GIS, HATS, TAKSIS, DATAS, DAKA-Y along with demo presentations of BİLGEM’s Cyber Security Institute.
Having increased the number of its participant countries, delegations and firms by years, IDEF is the leading fair of the region and one of the biggest four defence industry fairs in the world. IDEF’13 had hosted 794 company and company representatives from 51 countries, 531 high-level foreign delegates responsible for defence supply of their countries (26 of whom were Ministers and Deputy Ministers, 11 Chiefs of General Staff, Deputy Chiefs of General Staff, 8 were Undersecretaries for Defense Industries and defence procurement officials) from 81 countries and 2 international organizations. In total, 54210 professionals from 111 countries had visited the fair.