History

Samsun Yurt Savunma Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (SYS), involved as the Samsun counterpart within the scope of ‘Eastern Black Sea Armament Project’ in 1988, today is among the top 20 enterprises of Turkey’s Defense Industry.

The corporation has initiated its defense industry manufacturing by designing and manufacturing of “Canik” brand semi-automatic handguns. “Canik” branded handguns, manufactured by SYS, are exported across 4 continents and used by Turkish security forces as well as the security forces of many friendly countries. SYS directly or indirectly exports 75% of its manufacturing and according to the data, it is ranked as 8th in the world with its exports to USA. 

SYS performs its manufacturing processes in its facility equipped with machines and equipment of cutting-edge technology within an indoor area of 20,000 sq. m. in Samsun Organized Industrial Zone. In the context of its involvement in close cooperation and collaborations with Turkey’s major defense industry corporations resulted from manufacturing of automatic rifle, grenade-launcher and sharp shooter sniper rifle components and parts for MKE (Mechanical and Chemistry Industry Corporation) prelusively in 2005 along with the handgun manufacturing, SYS today performs manufacturing of subsystems and components for Roketsan, TAI (Turkish Aerospace Industry), Tubitak (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Sage and Aselsan (Military Electronics Industry).

In the context of OFFSET, performing manufacturing for world’s leading corporation such as Boeing, Airbus, KAI, Bombardier, Lockheed Martin, AgustaWestland by means of TAI, SYS has been aiming to contribute to the independence of our country in the area of Defense Industry in its entire endeavors and works performed since its foundation.

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