458 PROPULSION AND POWER SYSTEMS The Turkish defence industry offers high-technology and cost-efficient solutions in compliance with NATO standards to meet the requirements for land, sea and air platforms of the Turkish Armed Forces and Security Forces and conducts R&D projects to develop propulsion, thrust and power systems through national means. Indigenous propulsion, thrust and power systems, which will increase export potential and allow Turkish defence industry to reach an international status, will be adapted to all elements starting with unmanned aerial vehicles, which are highly exportable, in a short duration. The industry is also an important supplier for ally countries. The industry conducts R&D activities in this field and invests in necessary areas before public and private sector representatives for new technologies to completely eliminate Turkey’s external dependence in propulsion, thrust and power systems which are considered to be critical technologies.