EUROJET SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH ASELSAN
ANKARA, TURKEY, 19TH JANUARY 2015
EUROJET signs Memorandum of Understanding with ASELSAN at the ASELSAN Headquarters in Ankara, Turkey
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines the main areas of collaboration to be developed between ASELSAN Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş (ASELSAN) Turkey’s leading defense company and the European engine consortium EUROJET Turbo GmbH (EUROJET) was signed today by representatives of both companies.
The purpose of the MoU is to pave the way for further discussions to explore potential opportunities for business collaboration on an Engine Control Unit, a Health and Usage Monitoring System and software development projects relating to the EJ200 engine program. The intended collaboration is primarily based on the EJ200 engine, which is currently employed on the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet and is a strong candidate for the Turkish TFX program. The parties have also agreed to explore further opportunities targeting the global market.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Faik Eken, General Manager of Aselsan and Clemens Linden, CEO of EUROJET. To ensure that the cooperative work to be undertaken by the companies proceeds efficiently, the parties have agreed to establish a Steering Committee to ensure regular meetings as well as dedicated Working Groups to execute the collaborative efforts. Besides the collaboration topics that have been defined in the agreement, the parties have agreed to explore further opportunities to expand the extent of cooperation between the companies.
The EUROJET consortium is responsible for the management of production, support and export of the EJ200 engine system. EUROJET’s shareholders comprise Rolls-Royce (UK), MTU Aero Engines (Germany), ITP (Spain) and Avio Aero (Italy). The engine represents outstanding and innovative technology and continually demonstrates exceptional performance in the Eurofighter Typhoon. With its unprecedented performance record, combined with multi-role capability and highest availability at competitive life-cycle costs, the EJ200 engine is perfectly set to meet the air forces’ demands of today and the future.
Since delivery of the first production engine in 2003, well over a thousand EJ200 production engines have been delivered to the fleets of six nations and over 500,000 engine flying hours have been achieved.
Aselsan is Turkey’s leading defence company holding a well established reputation focusing on in-house critical capabilities, state-of-the-art technologies and sustainable research & development. Aselsan serves as a technology center in design, development, production, system integration, modernization and after sales services in the fields of Military Communication Systems, Professional Communication Systems, Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems, Electro-Optical Systems, Navigation and Avionic Systems, Defence and Weapon Systems, C4ISR Systems, Naval Combat Systems, Transportation Systems, Security Systems, Energy and Power Management Systems, Toll Collection and Traffic Management Systems. Powered by a fast increasing rate of global exports and an annual turnover continually exceeding the billion dollar benchmark, Aselsan is consistently ranked among the hundred largest defence companies in the world.