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National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology

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Information Technologies Institute Laboratories

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Test and Evaluation Directorate Laboratories

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Cyber Security Institute Laboratories

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YİTAL / Semiconductor Technologies Research Laboratory

YİTAL is a semiconductor technologies research laboratory within the body of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM UEKAE with a clean area of 1000 m2 of class 10 and 100. It was established in 1983. It has the infrastructure to carry out all of the integrated circuit design, mask printing, integrated circuit production, wafer probing, sheathing, circuit testing and aging processes. 0.25 µm 5 metal CMOS and 0.25 µm 5 metal SiGe technologies are YİTAL's current production technologies. YITAL has reached its current position by developing unique CMOS production technologies and producing low-volume military-standard integrated circuits (IC-Integrated Circuit). Therefore, its mission is to develop original semiconductor production technologies according to Turkey's strategic semiconductor needs and to ensure the independence of the country in strategic semiconductor products by producing integrated circuits at military standards with the technologies it has developed.

About Us

YITAL developed original CMOS integrated circuit manufacturing technology in the period of 1988-1998. In 1999, the digital crypto integrated circuits in UEKAE's crypto devices were designed in YITAL and started to be produced with YITAL CMOS technology. Tens of thousands of crypto integrated circuits manufactured in YİTAL in military standards are actively and currently used in the field.

YITAL designed and launched Turkey's first contact National Smart Card integrated circuit in 2011, using its extensive experience in integrated circuit design and the knowledge of safe circuit design gained through the European Union 6th Framework Program. Contact smart cards, of which different versions have been developed since 2011, have the internationally valid EAL5+ security certificate. As the sole designer of Turkey's national identity smart cards, YİTAL developed a dual interface (contact and contactless) smart card in 2018.

Our Capabilities

YITAL developed original CMOS integrated circuit manufacturing technology in the period of 1988-1998. In 1999, the digital crypto integrated circuits in UEKAE's crypto devices were designed in YITAL and started to be produced with YITAL CMOS technology. Tens of thousands of crypto integrated circuits manufactured in YİTAL in military standards are actively and currently used in the field.

YITAL designed and launched Turkey's first contact National Smart Card integrated circuit in 2011, using its extensive experience in integrated circuit design and the knowledge of safe circuit design gained through the European Union 6th Framework Program. Contact smart cards, of which different versions have been developed since 2011, have the internationally valid EAL5+ security certificate. As the sole designer of Turkey's national identity smart cards, YİTAL developed a dual interface (contact and contactless) smart card in 2018.

Parallel PCI NTDS (Naval Tactical Data System) interface communication card has been developed with YİTAL integrated circuits. Integrated circuits of NTDS cards are produced with a 24 V CMOS high voltage process specially developed in YİTAL for this purpose.

Our Mission

Developing photodetector production processes, YITAL has been Turkey's military-standard photodetector provider since 2010. Photodetectors produced in YITAL offer higher responsiveness and wide dynamic range compared to similar products in the international market.

YITAL continues to work on designing and manufacturing multi-core original processors for special applications. A unique compiler and simulator software has been developed for the processor, which has its own machine language. The application development environment consisting of this support software and development board has been prepared to be presented to users. The first test IC for the design of the processor is under production with YİTAL's 5 metal 0.25um CMOS technology.

Within the framework of the national production of x-band transceiver modules for radars used in Turkey, the development process of the original 0.25 µm 5 metal SiGe technology has begun. In 2018, Turkey's first SiGe hybrid bipolar transistor (HBT) was obtained. With the achieved 120 GHz cutoff frequency, it has come to the point that RF circuits can be produced in Turkey for applications in the x-band. While YITAL is currently working on the development of 0.25um 5 metal BiCMOS production technology, which allows the production of digital (CMOS) and RF (SiGe) integrated circuits in a single chip, preparations for the 0.13 um SiGe technology are continuing.

YITAL is Turkey's first and only CMOS, which develops advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes and has military-standard products used in Turkey's critical applications, which are produced with these processes, and which converts a design on paper into a cased and tested integrated circuit (IC-Integrated Circuit). and SiGe is an institution that can produce integrated circuits.

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MEKTAM / Mine and Handmade Explosive Countermeasures Test and Research Center

Mines and improvised explosives (IED) pose a significant threat to our country. In order to serve as a national and regional mine/IED detection test infrastructure and to conduct research on related technologies,Mine and Handmade Explosive Countermeasures Test and Research Center – MEKTAM” It was established in 2015 at TUBITAK Gebze Campus. 

Performance measurements and acceptance tests of mine detection devices are carried out in closed and open test areas of MEKTAM, which hosts different types of soils, while R&D activities are carried out in order to develop mine detection technologies in MEKTAM laboratories. The test and evaluation infrastructure owned by MEKTAM can be made available to the relevant institutions within the framework of the permissions to be obtained. 

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Bioelectronic Systems Laboratory

BİLGEM UEKAE, as a TÜBİTAK research center, is an institution that has proven itself in advanced technology research and product development in the fields of software technologies, data security, optics and (micro)electronics. At BİLGEM UEKAE, a Bioelectronic Systems Laboratory was established by bringing together opto/microelectronics and software engineering competencies and chemistry-biology-nanotechnology expertise, and studies were started to develop biosensor/biosensor based diagnostic devices.

These portable and on-site detection devices, developed within the scope of various projects, are expected to be widely used in measurements to be made in many fields such as medical diagnosis, public health, bioprocess control, agriculture and food industry and environmental monitoring in the very near future. 

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KDTM / Speech and Language Technologies Laboratory

The semi-reflective acoustic recording and test rooms under the roof of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM BTE, approved by ISO and NATO, draw attention as Turkey's first and only “Voice and Speech Technologies Evaluation” infrastructure certified by RW-TÜV.

The infrastructure includes 2 specially insulated semi-reflective acoustic recording rooms (20 and 18 m²) each and a 91 m² specially insulated listener test room where 16 subjects can actively participate in the assessment at the same time.

All kinds of sound technology developed for military or civilian purposes in the infrastructure where various acoustic scenarios can be simulated by acoustic embedding.
evaluation can be made. Equipped with mute terminals and touch monitors, the listener test room is also a “Human
It can also be used as a "Factors Laboratory".

Usage areas

  • Understandability tests (the only Turkish Diagnostic Rhythm Test in the world)
  • Communication efficiency and service quality tests
  • Objective and subjective evaluation of civil and military audio coders, devices and systems
  • Acoustic and digital embedding (in the cockpit, tanks, airplanes, helicopters, restaurants, concerts, open air, etc.)
  • Audio database creation and recording for language-dependent and language-independent technologies

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Blockchain Research Laboratory

Blockchain Research Laboratory under BİLGEM UEKAE Mathematical and Computational Sciences Unit to carry out R&D activities on infrastructure, installation, security and privacy analysis, business models, crowdfunding approaches and various technical details of blockchain technologies, based on the needs of public and private institutions/organizations. (BCLabs) was established.

BİLGEM offers blockchain-based design and development solutions for the establishment of more efficient and transparent structures by collaborating with public and private institutions/organizations and academics, by distributing trust centers in structures containing trust centers. In this context, efforts are made to establish networks to simplify and secure all kinds of electronic transactions, from financial movements, supply chains, Internet of Things (IOT), risk management and healthcare. The aim of BİLGEM is to bring together the strongest experts in the field and improve the ability of enterprises to understand and use blockchain technology. It is also to explore technical solutions such as security and privacy analysis and traceability.

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Cloud Computing and Big Data Research Laboratory (B3LAB)

R&D activities are carried out in order to produce open source code and secure solutions in line with the needs of the public in the Cloud Computing and Big Data working areas. For the creation of domestic, national and secure solutions for Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Storage and Big Data technologies,

  • Conducting advanced research,
  • Leading the development of needed products with domestic resources,
  • Providing research and consultancy opportunities for stakeholders who will work in these fields.
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RF Research and Development Laboratory

RF Research and Development Laboratory consists of expert personnel and infrastructure capable of designing, developing and measuring up to 110 GHz frequency band in microwave and millimeter wave. Various projects, which are needed by the Turkish industry, for radar, electronic warfare and communication technologies are carried out in the laboratory.

Examples of RF Designs Converted into Products

  • S-band Very High Power (>20 kW) Solid-state Power Amplifiers
  • X-band Medium Power (<1kW) Solid-state Power Amplifiers
  • C- and X-band Medium Power (<1kW) Solid-state Power Amplifiers
  • E-band RF Transmitter/Receiver
  • FMCW Generator
  • Frequency Down converter and Up Converter ( C-, X-, Ku-, K-band)
  • Broadband Frequency Down converter and Up converter
  • Passive RF components (filter, diplexer, combiner, coupler, etc.)
  • Very low phase noise and very fast DDS-based frequency synthesizers
  • Very low noise amplifiers
  • Radio Link systems in all conventional frequency bands (ITU-R) up to 25 GHz

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KAMTAM / CATHODE and Microwave Vacuum Tube Research Laboratory

Cathode and Microwave Vacuum Tube Research Laboratory is a research center that aims to design and develop cathodes for microwave vacuum tubes with national resources and to make high-power microwave vacuum tube sources (such as Magnetron, TWT) using these cathodes.
Research and Technical Capabilities

  • Hydrogen, Argon and Nitrogen sintering technology up to 2500 °C
  • High temperature and vacuum welding (brazing) technology
  • Cathode coating technology with metal thin film
  • Material Characterization technology
  • Pneumatic and Isostatic Pressing technology
  • Cathode and e-Gun testing and characterization technology in vacuum environment
  • Microwave Vacuum Tube (Magnetron, TWT) infrastructure development technology
  • Thermionic Cathode, Magnetron and TWT prototype infrastructure development technology

At the Cathode and Microwave Vacuum Tube Research Center

  • 4500 m2 closed area
  • 2500 m2 laboratory area
  • 500 m2 of clean room area
  • Electromechanics Laboratory
  • Chemistry lab
  • Microwave Vacuum Tube Sources Assembly, Prototype Production and Test/Measurement Laboratory
  • Cathode Prototype Production and Test Laboratory and Test Laboratory
  • Hydrogen Atmosphere Sintering and Integration Laboratory

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RADAR-AGL / Radar Research and Development Laboratory

Radar Systems Laboratory carries out radar system solution, advanced radar signal processing research and development, radar integration and radar verification validation activities. Currently, the research, application and system development activities of the laboratory are on Pulse Doppler, FMCW, mm-Wave, Phase Array and Passive radars.

Technicial Features

Radar System Engineering

    • Radar Coverage Analysis
    • Radar Request Analysis
    • Radar Front Design
    • Radar Detailed Design
    • Radar Authentication
    • Radar Integration
    • Radar Verification Validation
    • Target Signal & Environment Simulation
    • Performance Evaluation
    • Laboratory Test
    • Field Test

Radar Algorithm and Software

  • Coherent Signal Processing
  • Doppler Processing
  • Micro Doppler Processing
  • Impact Compression Techniques
  • Frequency/PRF Diversification
  • Moving/Still Target Detection (MTI, MTD etc.)
  • Target Positioning Based on Time Difference
  • Target Angle Estimation Based on Phase Difference
  • Monopulse Technique
  • Phase Array Beam Generation and Steering
  • Mayhem Modeling/Elimination
  • Determination of Precipitation Intensity and Regions
  • IFF/SSR Decoding
  • Baseband Signal Processing
  • Multiple Target Tracking
  • Data Fusing
  • Target Classification
  • Communication Layer for Distributed and Embedded Systems
  • Layered Software Architecture
  • Multiple Operating System Support (Linux & Windows)
  • Radar Database Management
  • EUROCONTROL ASTERIX Coding
  • In-Device Test (BIT) Management
  • Radar Interface Development (PPI, PPI Map etc.)
  • Web-accessible Statistical Analysis

Signal Processing Hardware

  • FPGA Based Signal Processing
  • Analog/Digital/High Speed Printed Circuit Board Design
  • VME/VPX Multi-Core High Speed Digital System Design
  • High Speed Baseband Signal Generation and Processing
  • SFP+ Data Transfer

Mechatronics

  • Motion Control Mechanisms
  • Design, Testing and Integration of Electromechanical Systems/Sub-Systems
  • Electromechanical System Improvements
  • 3D Design and Finite Element Analysis
  • Prototype and Modeling

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TÜTEL / Integrated Circuit Design and Training Laboratory

TÜTEL started its activities with the establishment of laboratories in BİLGEM in 2017. In the laboratory, where studies on IC design are carried out, random number generators and transceiver IC designs are carried out, especially digital design projects. In addition, work continues on the design of a secure low-power processor for IoT systems and the design of artificial intelligence algorithms in chip flow at hardware level.
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ATAM / Antenna Test and Research Laboratory

ATAM is a research center established to meet the measurement infrastructure and needs in the fields of electromagnetic, RKA and antenna with national resources at an appropriate time and cost, to provide antenna and radar cross-sectional area measurement services, and to continue antenna prototype design and production activities. Measurement rooms are the largest infrastructure of our country where infrastructure equipment and devices are developed and electromagnetic measurement services are provided. It is a domestic technology base that can meet all the demands of the public and private sector in our country in this field with its measurement capabilities and competent researchers specialized in the field of employment.
Our Capabilities

Antenna Design and Implementation 
Measuring Devices Design and Implementation
Radom Design
Radar Cross Section Analysis
Anechoic Chamber Tests
Electromagnetic Analysis
Training and consultancy

Our Infrastructures

Antenna Measurement Laboratories (Spherical, Planar, Cylindrical) 
Radar Cross Section Measurement Laboratory 
Radome Measurement 
Millimeter Wave Antenna Measurement System 
Electromagnetic Material Characterization 
Passive Intermodulation Measurement System
RF Measurement Laboratory

For your measurement requests, you can contact us at the address below.
sas@tubitak.gov.tr 

Technicial Features

  • Global Near Field Measurement SystemMedium and Low Gain Antenna Measurement
    Test Chamber Dimensions7.5×4.7×3.30 metre (BxGxY)
    Maximum Test Antenna Size1.5 meters
    Maximum Test Antenna Weight75 kg
    Scanning AreaFully Spherical
    Frequency range0.75 GHz – 40 GHz
    Planar and Cylindrical Near Field Measurement System High Gain Antenna Measurement
    Test Chamber Dimensions17x18x14 meters (LxWxH)
    Maximum Test Antenna Size6 x 6 x 6 meters
    Maximum Test Antenna Weight4000 Kg
    Scan Plane9 x 9 meters
    Frequency range0.5 GHz – 40 GHz
    Near Field Radar Cross Section (RCA) Measurement SystemRadar Cross Section Measurement
    Test Chamber Dimensions29x15x15 meters (LxWxH)
    Maximum Measurable Object Size10 meters
    Maximum Measurable Object Weight2500 Kg
    Frequency range0.2 GHz – 40 GHz
    Range and Cross Range Resolution 5 cm

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EMI / EMC Test and Evaluation Laboratory

Large-scale studies on electromagnetic interference and compatibility started in 1995 at TUBITAK UEKAE (National Electronics and Cryptology Research Institute), formerly known as ETTM (EMC TEMPEST Test Center), with the support of the Turkish Armed Forces. The studies were initially limited only to the TEMPEST subject for information leakage through electromagnetic emission, but later on, within the framework of the emerging needs, all electromagnetic environment effects have expanded to encompass. Within the framework of these studies, many firsts were realized. For example, the first electromagnetic screen anti-reflective test room, which was realized with the maximum national added value, was put into service within the Turkish Armed Forces in 1999. Especially since 1999, detailed studies have been carried out on electromagnetic compatibility at the platform level.
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Crypto Analysis Lab

Crypto Analysis Laboratory carries out crypto analysis activities within the TÜBİTAK-BİLGEM Test and Evaluation Vice Presidency. In the Crypto Analysis Laboratory, since 1995, expert cryptologists have been analyzing and evaluating information security solutions for military, public and private institutions/organizations whether they are at an adequate level of cryptographic security. Crypto Analysis Laboratory continues its activities in two main areas, Crypto Algorithm Analysis and Crypto Architecture Analysis. During these activities, the durability of the crypto algorithm and architecture is measured against both the crypto analysis methods in the open literature and the originally developed attack methods.
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TEMPEST / Test and Evaluation Laboratory

The TEMPEST Test and Evaluation laboratory (TTL) conducts tests and evaluations on undesired electromagnetic energy emissions originating from electrical and electronic equipment that processes confidential information and on the investigation, examination and control of these emissions.

The establishment of TTL dates back to October 1995. The laboratory, which has served as the “EMC and TEMPEST Test Center” for many years, was established as a separate laboratory in 2012 in line with the target of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM to focus on information security. TTL laboratory performs TEMPEST tests of devices, systems and platforms. In addition to devices such as TEMPEST computer, TEMPEST printer, IP Crypto devices, crypto modules, platforms such as the national ship MİLGEM and Göktürk satellite are also tested.

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YTKDL / Software Testing and Quality Evaluation Laboratory

One of the largest industries in the world is undoubtedly the software industry. The size of the developed software and the fact that it takes place in all areas of human life increase the importance of this sector. Therefore, the best application of the standards and determined processes in this regard for the development of successful software is increasing its importance day by day. YTKDL was established in February 2010 to contribute to the development of better quality and successful projects. YTKDL carries out software testing and software quality evaluation activities in order to show that the software it tests displays the expected behaviors, meets the targeted quality criteria and complies with the standards.

YTKDL provides training and consultancy services in order to share its experiences with the software industry to raise awareness about software testing and software quality evaluation, so that the projects developed in TÜBİTAK Institutes and the software to be supplied by public/private sector institutions are of the desired quality, suitable for the needs and higher quality.

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RAPSİM / Radar Performance and Trace Analysis Center

RAPSİM (Radar Performance and Trace Analysis Center) was established within the body of TÜBİTAK - BİLGEM on March 1, 2011 in order to investigate and examine the effects of wind turbines on the performance of military and civil electronic systems.

Thanks to its team specialized in electromagnetic theory, digital signal processing, communication systems and software designs, RAPSİM models and simulates many electronic systems working with radar, navigation and communication principles, taking into account the terrain characteristics and system operating parameters provided by the digital map infrastructure. Modeling and simulation processes based on a high-accuracy engineering approach aim to produce explanatory and inspiring outputs supported by high-level visual interfaces and automated reporting tools.

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OKTEM / Common Criteria Test and Evaluation Laboratory

OKTEM has been providing the ISO/IEC 15408 Common Criteria (OK) assessment service, which is the international security assessment standard for Information Technology products, since 2005, when it was accredited by TÜRKAK in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025.

In addition to Common Criteria assessments, it also performs ISO/IEC 19790 Crypto Module Tests, TSE K 505 Basic Level Security Assessment, TS 13678 – TS 13681 Electronic Authentication System and TS 13582 – TS 13585 Secure Card Access Devices for Electronic Identity Cards.

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COMSEC Laboratory

COMSEC Laboratory, under the umbrella of TÜBİTAK-BİLGEM, provides testing, consultancy and training services on the compliance of information security (BG) products that process confidential cryptographic data with national COMSEC criteria. COMSEC laboratory services are especially important for BG products to be used in TAF and NATO.

COMSEC BG PRODUCT TESTING
In the COMSEC BG product testing service, the design and implementation method of the product is tested for compliance with the national COMSEC criteria. As a result of the COMSEC test, it is evaluated at what security level a BG product at a certain level of confidentiality can provide protection against threats such as "tamper, error generation, side channel analysis and protocol attacks" that may be encountered in the working environment.

COMSEC BG PRODUCT CONSULTANCY
In the COMSEC BG product consultancy service, information is given about the design and implementation details that need attention, specific to the product planned to be developed in accordance with the targeted confidentiality level. The main goal in COMSEC consultancy is to ensure that the COMSEC criteria are taken into account during the design and implementation stages of the products that will enter the COMSEC test.

COMSEC EDUCATION
In the COMSEC training service, information is given about the COMSEC criteria and which attack types the criteria will protect against.

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AKİS - Smart Card Operating System

AKİS is a nationally developed (native) smart card operating system. AKİS runs on a microprocessor with high security features and provides electronic signature, encryption and security keys transport and similar crypto services. In daily life, smart cards with AKIS can be used for different purposes such as electronic signature, electronic identity card, credit card, public transportation card and so on. AKİS has the Common Criteria CC EAL security certificate and is designed to run on domestic and foreign smart card microprocessors with the same certification.

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Electro-Optics and Laser Systems Laboratory

It was established to develop critical/national and electro-optical systems that our country needs. High-power lasers, High-power laser systems, Optical communication systems, Infrared Systems have been developed in the Electrooptic Systems Unit, and it is at a level to design and develop all kinds of electro-optical systems. 

Infrastructure Laboratories

  • YGL R&D Lab.
  • High Power Optical Components Lab.
  • Laser Target Interaction Lab.
  • Precision Optomechanics Implementation Lab.
  • Electronic Support Lab.
  • Optical Integration and Test Lab.
  • Ygl Integration Lab.
  • Test Tunnel
  • High Power Laser Test Site (Kırıkkale)

Workspaces

  • High Power Laser development
  • High Power Laser systems
  • High power resistant Optical Designs (telescope, collimator)
  • Free Space Optical Communications
  • Fiberoptic Communication
  • Quantum Cryptology and Single Photopon Technologies
  • Infrared Systems

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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.

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(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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Competence Centers

MILSEC 4 - Secure IP Terminal

SAFE 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.
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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.

FEATURES

  • 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.

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