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ARMOL -Vehicle Mounted Laser

ARMOL is a high-powered laser weapon system that can be integrated onto any type of mobile platform and operate independently from off-platform systems.

• Single mode laser source up to 5 kW
• National laser and beam steering system
• Automatic laser focusing on the target at any distance
• 360-degree spherical engagement capability in all directions
• Ability to perform long consecutive shots without the need for waiting
• Quiet and vibration-free operation thanks to Li-Ion battery power source
• Charging from the vehicle alternator, system generator, and external power source
• 4-axis stabilization system
• 4-axis precise target tracking system
• Ability to engage the target while the vehicle is in motion
• Automatic locking and tracking of the target
• Radar integration option

360 Degree Seamless Protection Zone
ARMOL Vehicle Interior
Drone Destruction
EYP Destruction
Operation Mode Continuous Wave (CW)
Central Wavelengthnm1.070 ±10
Average PowerW1.250
Power Tunability%10-100
Power Stability%±3
Method of Cooling Thermoelectric Cooler (TEC)
Output Fiber QBH connector with 2m, 5m, 10m available lengths
Beam Quality (M2) < 1.2
Operating PowerkW20 kW Li-Ion Battery
Control Interface Ethernet
Two Axes Gimbal Platform
Gyro Stabilizationµrad<100 urad relative stabilization


Angular Freedom



Azimuth: ±180
Elevation: -30 to +95


Torque cont. / peak



Azimuth: 100/190
Elevation: 50/120
Target Tracking Potential Target Detection, Multi Target Tracking
Target information



 MCT thermal camera (8-12 Um)
Daylight camera
Laser range finder
Laser illuminator
Laser Director
Focus Distancem20 to 1,000 dynamic focusing
Optical Stabilization Active target tracking and atmospheric disturbance rejection
Operation Temperature0C-20 to +50
Storage Temperature0C-20 to +60
Humidity%10 to 80

FIBERSIM - Fiber Laser/Amplifier Simulator

FIBERSIM software developed by TÜBİTAK BİLGEM is a tool that allows power and profile analysis of laser signal along the fiber by taking into account factors such as active enviroment interactions (doped fibers: Yb, Er, Tm, Ho), silica-based linear, coiling and photo-darkening-induced nonlinear losses, Raman interactions, fiber mode analysis interactions, thermal load distribution, and thermal-induced mode irregularities for the design of fiber-optic-based laser cavities and power amplifiers.

  • Fiber parameter library (Yb, Er, Tm, Ho)
  • Laser cavity design
  • MOPA design
  • Fiber mode analysis
  • Thermo-optical analysis
  • Output beam analysis
  • Active environment interactions (Yb, Er, Tm, Ho)
  • Two-way pumping design
  • Linear losses due to silica
  • Nonlinear losses due to fiber winding and photobleaching
  • Raman interactions
  • LMA fiber mode analysis
  • Fiber mode interactions
  • Thermal load distribution on the fiber
  • Thermally induced mode irregularities
  • Output beam profile calculation

JARMOL - Gendarmerie Laser Weapon

The Vehicle Mounted Laser System (ARMOL) can blind UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) up to 2,000 meters and destroy UAVs, IEDs (improvised explosive devices) and vision-blocking curtains used by terrorist elements up to a range of 1,500 meters.

  • UAV blinding and destruction
  • Protection of military bases, units or convoys
  • Destruction of IEDs, curtains, sheets and various terrorist elements remotely
  • High power laser source
  • Laser guidance unit that reduces atmospheric effects, shortens target destruction time and is effective in various weather conditions
  • Battery-powered operation for silent execution of urban missions
  • Precision stabilized, 2-axis guidance unit for shooting on the move
  • Multiple target tracking and prioritized target destruction
  • Target orientation, tracking and destruction with radar
  • Intelligent power management
  • Destruction of a single target by different ARMOL systems from the same center

LA§IM - Laser System Simulator

LA§IM software, developed by TÜBİTAK BİLGEM, is a tool that allows beam conditioning for afocal laser systems, analyzing the change in the beam profile by taking into account factors such as mirror distortions, vibration, atmospheric turbulence and errors due to the imaging system used.

  • Scenario definition
  • System simulation
  • Plural beam analysis
  • Parametric analysis
  • Statistical analysis
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Diffraction distortions due to finite beam diameter
  • Interception losses due to beam interruption
  • M² distortions depending on beam quality
  • Optical distortions due to wavefront errors of the optical components used
  • Losses caused by divergence
  • Collinearity-induced distortions
  • Atmospheric disturbances caused by thermally induced effects that cause random variations in the diffractive index in the atmosphere along the beam's path
  • Linear vibration disturbances caused by target tracking system
  • Distortions caused by speckling and noise equivalent angle due to the lighting system used in the tracking system
  • Number of beams
  • Wavelength
  • Strength
  • Laser quality (M²)
  • Beam width
  • Discontinuation rate
  • Divergence
  • Accuracy
  • Wave front failure
  • Distance
  • Atmospheric path loss
  • Atmospheric turbulence
  • Vibration
  • Lighting system parameters

It is subject to the sales license to be given by the Ministry of National Defense.

LAtmoSim - Laser Atmosphere Transmission Simulator

LAtmoSim consists of a code and user interface that calculates the changes that the laser will undergo as it passes through the atmosphere. Being able to accurately model these effects is crucial for high-power laser and optical communication systems. The atmospheric effects modeled by LAtmoSim are as follows:

  • Turbulence
  • Permeability
  • Thermal Blooming

LAtmoSim uses the Split-step Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm with random phase pitch generation to model the laser propagation through turbulent atmosphere. The sub-harmonic method is used to add low frequencies. In addition to numerical calculations, analytical models are also included to allow comparisons to be made.

Models the propagation of the laser beam through the atmosphere in weak and strong turbulence regimes.

It allows the identification of single and multiple collimated or focused Gaussian and super-Gaussian laser beams by wavelength, beam radius, beam quality (M²), peak power density and super-Gaussian index.

It creates Rastsal phase pitches.

It allows the laser to travel horizontally and inclined paths, and calculates using experimental models of Cn² vertical variation for inclined up-link and down-link scenarios.

It incorporates low spatial frequencies into calculations using the sub-harmonic method.

It calculates the ensemble mean values of beam travel, long-term beamwidth, flicker index with different number of implementations of Turbulence and compares them with the values obtained from theoretical calculations.

It can calculate the atmospheric permeability in two different ways. Users with the FASCODE program calculate the atmospheric transmittance by entering the FASCODE parameters from the user interface. Those who do not have such a possibility calculate atmospheric permeability by combining the Kruse and Kim visibility dependent model and the Marshall-Palmer precipitation model.

Calculates the thermal blooming effect numerically. Allows parameter scanning.

Draws various graphs that visualize analysis results.

It creates data files for use in other platforms such as Excel. The graphics it creates can be copied.

Supported by help documents.


OCiT - Optical Device Detection System

  • Ability to perform manual search and regional automatic scanning, providing operational intelligence
  • Detecting a potential threat at a distance
  • Creating warning and awareness by reporting the Geodetic / MGRS coordinate information of the detection to close friendly elements
  • Operational recording
Operating Temperature Range0C-20 to +55
Storage Temperature Range0C-20 to +55
Method of CoolingTEC + convection
Routing System
Horizontal Angle Range0[-120, +120]
Elevation Angle Range0[-45, 45]
Power RequirementW800
Dimensions and Weight

Threat Detection Unit : (1,400 x 800 x 800)

3 Feet : (1.350 x 350 x 300)

Command and Control Unit : (645 x 510 x 370)

Total Weightkg

Threat Detection Unit : 68.5

3 Feet: 26

Command and Control Unit : 28.4

Potential Threat Nominal Detection Distances
Thermal Camera/Scopem500
Sniper Scopem1.400
Optical Aimingm4.000

It is subject to the sales license to be given by the Ministry of National Defense.

SLO-04G - Stabilized Laser Focuser

Yüksek güçlü lazer odaklama ve gerçek zamanlı görüntüleme yeteneğine sahip 4’’çaplı (6″e kadar ölçeklendirilebilir) stabilize yönlendirme sistemi.

  • Optical and mechanical design
  • Opto-mechanical integration
  • Active imaging/laser focusing (20-1,000m)
  • Optical coating resistant to high laser power (10kW)
  • QBH type fiber connection
  • 2-axis optical stabilization
  • Dimensions: 495 x 347 x 198 mm
  • Optik çap: (6″e kadar ölçeklendirilebilir)

TÜMOL - Rifle Mounted Laser

  • 100% local design and production
  • High power laser
  • Full silent operation
  • Adjustable laser focus distance
  • Compact design
  • Replaceable battery
  • Universal connection interface
Operation Mode CW
Wavelenghtnm1070 ±10
Maximum Laser PowerW300-500
Power Adjustment%10-100
Power Stability%±3
Cooling Method TEC
Output Fiber Connection QBH
Beam Quality (M2) < 1.2
Power Source Li-Ion battery
Battery Cell Structure 18.650
Control Interface USB
Operation Temperature0C+10 to +40
Storage Temperature0C-10 to +60
Relative Humidity%10 to 90
Dimensioncm25 x 10 x 35

YGLS - High Power Laser System

Operation Mode


Central Wavelength


Average Power

w20,000 (4 x 5,000)

Power Tunability


Power Stability


Switching Time / Modulation Rate

µs/Hz600/ 400

Output Fiber

 QBH connector with 5m,10m,15m available lengths

Beam Quality (M2)2)

 < 2.0
Operating PowerkW160  
Operating Voltage V380
Control Interface Ethernet  



•     Gimbal : 1 x 2,000 x 2,000 x 2,700

•     Lasers : 4 x ( 856 x 806 x 1,517)

•    Coolers : 4 x (1,061 x 803 x 1,951)

Method of Cooling



Operation Temperature


+10 to +40

Storage Temperature


-10 to +60



10 to 80


(SGE) Cyber Security Institute

The Cyber Security Institute, which was established to carry out studies to increase the national cyber security capacity, carries out research and development activities in the field of cyber security; carries out solutions-oriented projects for military institutions, public institutions and organizations and the private sector.

The main fields of activity of our institute, which has made a significant contribution to the creation of cyber security knowledge and tactical infrastructure in our country with many successful projects to date, are secure software development, penetration tests and vulnerability analysis.

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(IZE) Artificial Intelligence Institute

Artificial Intelligence Institute is the first institute established within the scope of TUBITAK centers and institutes, which cuts the sectors and research fields horizontally and focuses directly on the emerging technology field. For this reason, it constitutes an innovative model in terms of both the open innovation and co-development approach of the institute and its focus on emerging technology.

Artificial Intelligence Institute aims to develop core technologies in the field of artificial intelligence and bring these innovations from the forefront of science to the use of the industry as soon as possible. Focusing on the transformative potential of artificial intelligence, it will continue to play its part in pioneering efforts to create and sustain artificial intelligence-based innovation, growth and productivity in Turkey. Working with industry and public institutions in Turkey, together with other organizations within the artificial intelligence ecosystem, spreading the use of artificial intelligence and increasing the workforce specialized in this field are among its primary goals.



By joining TÜBİTAK BİLGEM as a Researcher, you can contribute to developments in the fields of information technology, information security, and advanced electronics. You'll have the opportunity to make your mark on innovations, closely follow advancements, enhance your skills, and shape your future by advancing in your career.

You can apply to our currently open positions through the TÜBİTAK Job Application System .

Application Conditions

Conditions for Job Application:

  • Foreign language proficiency: Attaining appropriate scores in the exam types specified in the announcement or studying in a program that is 100% in English for undergraduate education.
  • Fulfilling specific requirements stated in the announcement (such as undergraduate department, years of experience, expertise, etc.).
  • Satisfying the formula score:

For Candidates with Less than 3 Years of Experience:

Weighted Graduation Average + (10,000 / University Placement Exam Ranking) + Additional Score* >= 3.20


For Candidates with 3 Years and More of Experience:

Weighted Graduation Average + (10,000 / University Placement Exam Ranking) + 5*[1 / (1 + e^(5 - years of experience) ) ] + Additional Score* >= 3.20

*Candidates who have achieved rankings and awards in national and international competitions will receive an additional score of 0.3.


Competence Centers

Candidate Researcher

Students in the 3rd and 4th years of relevant engineering departments at universities can apply to our Part-Time Candidate Researcher positions through our Job Application System at kariyer.tubitak.gov.tr. By doing so, they can gain work experience at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM during their university years.

This program does not have an end date. Candidate Researcher personnel working part-time during their university period can seamlessly transition to full-time employment as Researcher personnel at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM without interrupting their career journey after graduating from the undergraduate program.

Application Conditions

Conditions for the Candidate Researcher Program:

  • Being a 3rd or 4th-year student in the relevant departments specified in the announcements at universities.
  • Foreign language proficiency: Achieving appropriate scores in the exam types specified in the announcement or studying in a program that is 100% in English for undergraduate education.
  • Satisfying the formula score:

Weighted Graduation Average + (10,000/University Placement Exam Ranking) + Additional Score* >= 3.20

*Candidates who have achieved rankings and awards in national and international competitions will receive an additional score of 0.3.


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TÜBİTAK BİLGEM builds its basic strategy for the future on qualified knowledge and qualified people focused on national targets in the research, technology development and innovation ecosystem.

Starting from the understanding that "the most important resource of a country is generally people, specifically scientists," TÜBİTAK encourages and supports our youth from an early age. In this context, providing young minds with early exposure to technology production is crucial for the success of our National Technology Move. Accordingly, TÜBİTAK BİLGEM offers internship opportunities to undergraduate students from universities every year.

You can follow internship announcements and submit your applications through the Career Gateway at https://kariyerkapisi.cbiko.gov.tr.

You can access frequently asked questions about internships at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM from here. 

Application Conditions
  • Students enrolled in undergraduate (2nd year and above) and associate degree programs in departments offering education in universities and conducting insurance procedures through the higher education institution to which they are affiliated can benefit from the internship opportunity.
  • For undergraduate and associate degree students, a minimum Weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 out of 4 is required. The GPA of candidates with a 100-point system is converted to a 4-point system based on the "Conversion Table of Grades from the 4-Point System to the 100-Point System" published by the Higher Education Council.
  • There is no requirement for a foreign language certificate during the internship application process.
  • Students enrolled in departments such as Forensic Computing Engineering, Computer Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer and Informatics, Computer and Software Engineering, Information Systems Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Control Engineering, Control and Computer Engineering, Control and Automation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, or Software Engineering in universities can apply for internships.

Internship applications are accepted between December and January, and the internship period covers June, July, and August.



Scholar assignments are made for research and development activities for undergraduate, master's, doctoral students, and post-doctoral researchers. In our center, scholars are appointed for practical purposes in externally funded, TARAL, or European Union projects.

You can contact us via the email address bilgem.yetenekkazanimi@tubitak.gov.tr to apply to be a scholar.
Application Conditions

(1) The conditions for undergraduate scholars in externally funded projects conducted by the institution are specified below:

  •  Being a student continuing undergraduate education at higher education institutions established in Turkey (excluding foreign language preparatory students).
  • Having a weighted cumulative GPA for previous years, excluding preparatory years, based on the university's grading system, which satisfies the formula score and foreign language requirements in the recruitment criteria.
  • Completing at least the first semester of the first year of undergraduate education.
  • Having a GPA of "+3.00" and a University Placement Exam Ranking of "10,000 ≥" for undergraduate general average.
  • For foreign students placed in Turkish universities without taking the ÖSYM exam or for those who completed undergraduate education through exams such as Vertical Transfer Exam, the lowest university placement ranking of the department from the year the candidate started the undergraduate program is considered in the ranking formula.

(2) The conditions for master's degree scholars in externally funded projects conducted by the institution are specified below:

  • Being a student continuing master's degree education at higher education institutions established in Turkey (excluding special students and foreign language preparatory students).
  • Currently pursuing a master's degree in the project's field of responsibility.

(3) The conditions for doctoral students in externally funded projects conducted by the institution are specified below:

  • Being a student continuing doctoral education at higher education institutions established in Turkey (excluding special students and foreign language preparatory students).
  • Currently pursuing a doctorate in the project's field of responsibility or conducting a doctorate in areas determined within the framework of the YÖK-TÜBİTAK Doctoral Program Project Collaboration Protocol. (Students in medical specialization and artistic proficiency are accepted as doctoral students.)

MILSEC 4 - Secure IP Terminal


While the MİLSEC-4 terminal offers an up-to-date solution for next-generation secure communication (voice, data and video) in IP networks, it provides an uninterrupted communication service by maintaining the compatibility of secure voice communication in PSTN networks with PSTN secure phones in use.

Configuration, surveillance and software update processes of MILSEC-4 terminals are carried out securely remotely using the Security Management Center (GYM). MİLSEC-4 terminal is capable of IP Network Key Loading (IPAAY) through secure communication with GYM without the need for an additional device.

MİLSEC-4 terminals are interoperable with MİLSEC-1A and MİLSEC-2 phones and offer the opportunity to replace MİLSEC-1A and MİLSEC-2 phones without interruption in the gradual transformation of PSTN networks to next generation IP networks.


  • End-to-end secure voice communication in PSTN networks
  • End-to-end secure voice, image and data transmission in IP networks
  • NATO SCIP compliance on IP networks
  • Compatibility with commercial SIP products
  • Interoperability with MILSEC1A and MILSEC2 secure phones
  • National and AES crypto algorithms
  • Remote software update
  • Easy operation with touch screen

It is subject to the sales license to be given by the Ministry of National Defense.