Turkish glassmaker Şişecam has signed an agreement with a defence electronics company.

Sisecam has signed the cooperation agreement with Turkish defence group Aselsan to develop joint projects.

Then two companies aim to develop glass solutions for equipment used in defence projects.

The agreement will last two years and will consist of two phases: preliminary studies and prototype production. They aim to develop a glass and ceramic materials for use in various equipment to be developed by Aselsan, led by the periscope glasses of a national tank project.

The materials in question are planned to be resistant against thermal shock, be high strength, and to have different optical performances than conventional glass.

The development of product compositions by Şişecam are aimed to start from the raw materials and cover the domestic and national production processes at every stage.

Prof. Ahmet Kırman, Vice Chairman and CEO of Şişecam Group, said: “I believe that the knowledge and experience of these two deep rooted organizations will enable us to achieve important projects.”