As Turkey continues to sign on to highly advanced and indigenous defense projects, the nation's defense industry will soon be adding laser weapons systems (LaWS) to their production inventory. At present, Russia, China, Israel and Germany are also working on developing the laser weapons system introduced by the United States Navy. Considered to be the weapons of the future, Turkey has already taken the initial stride to begin producing domestic LaWS.
Science, Industry and Technology Minister Nihat Ergün has also announced that the Ministry will be offering financial support to the high-budget project of developing a domestic laser weapons system similar to the U.S. system for Turkey.
FOUR NATIONS HAVE EMBARKED ON THE PROJECT