348 RADARS AND SENSORS The Turkish defence industry offers high-technology and cost-efficient solutions incompliancewithNATOstandards to armies in the world, notably the Turkish Armed Forces, in needof various typesof radar andsensor technologies. The industry, which has peaked with projects such as ÇAFRAD and Synthetic Aperture Radar, has a vast product portfolio including radar and sensor systems designed tobe usedon land, sea and air platforms, aswell as in space. The industry is also a significant solution partner for detector and laser systems. The Turkish defence industry modernises the systems used by the Turkish Armed Forces and Security Forces using indigenous radar and sensor technologies. It is also an important supplier for ally countries. The industry carries out R&D activities to eliminate the external dependenceof thecountry inradarandsensor technologies and makes investments makes necessary investments before public and private sector representatives.