ASELSAN Added BITES Defense To Its Subsidiaries

ASELSAN acquired a %51 share of Ankara-based BITES A.Ş., which operates in technology areas such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, intelligent autonomous system software, deep learning, image and signal processing.

Founded in 2005, BITES Aerospace & Defense Technologies; works as a defense industry company with a national and high technology focus with its expert staff of 100 people. BITES’ realized %49 of 2018 net sales as export.

BITES, which is an approved supplier of global giants such as Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Airbus and Hensholdt; continues its activities at the R & D Center at METU Information and Innovation Center.

BITES develops software-intensive systems for mission-critical systems within the Turkish Armed Forces in the fields of Training/Simulation technologies, Command and Control Software and Information Technology for the needs of defense, aerospace industries.

In 2014 and 2017, BITES was named one of the world's top 100 Simulation Technologies companies by Military Training Technology magazine, one of the leading Simulation and Education Industry publications in the US. From 2014 to 2017, the Company has become one of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in Deloitte Technology Fast 50. BİTES, with receiving the R & D Center award by Ankara Chamber of Industry in 2016 and the Certificate of Excellence in İnovaLİG 2017 , took place in Bilişim 500 (IT 500) and TİM 500 (Turkish Exporters Assembly 500) Technology Exporters lists. In 2018, it was nominated by the Military Training Technology magazine for the innovative product category worldwide, with the Augmented Reality-based Maintenance System product.

In line with its target of sustainable growth, ASELSAN has partnerships with 10 companies in Turkey and 7 companies abroad in various proportions. BİTES became the 11th subsidiary of ASELSAN in Turkey. ASELSAN continues to provide services with its branches and offices in four countries as well as foreign company partnerships.