Turkish firm STM to partner with NATO for Maritime Security

According to a PR published by STM on July 4, 2022, NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence and STM have signed a Goodwill Protocol for future collaborations in maritime security.
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Carrying out significant projects in the fields of engineering, technology, and consultancy under the leadership of the Defence Industry Agency (SSB), STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. has entered into another significant collaboration with the signing of Goodwill Protocol with the NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (MARSEC COE).

STM General Manager Özgür Güleryüz and MARSEC COE Director Navy Captain Sümer Kayser attended the ceremony on 29 June at the STM Headquarters.

In accordance with the signed protocol, STM and NATO MARSEC COE pledge to work together on various projects in the field of maritime security. In this framework, the involvement of STM ThinkTech, which is Türkiye's first technology-based think tank, is planned. STM ThinkTechwith its competent manpower and know-how will provide innovative solutions to NATO MARSEC COE via modeling, simulation, and decision support systems.

STM: NATO’s choice

STM ThinkTech has provided a wide range of consultancy services to public and private organizations and has previously exported decision support systems to NATO.

The NATO Aggregated Resilience Decision Support Model developed by STM ThinkTech supports NATO's decision-making processes in the face of strategic shocks such as pandemics, large-scale power outages, cyber-attacks, and big human movements.

STM, which also carries out projects for NATO in the field of command and control, has successfully completed the NATO Integration Core (INT-CORE) Project, ensuring the provision of significant support to situational awareness across the battlefield.

INT-CORE provides accurate information to decision-makers at the right time and incorporates command and control work processes that can support the distribution of information on command and control, joint picture, battlefield, missions, etc.

Maritime Security Centre of Excellence is both a center for academic research as well as a hub for practical training in the field of maritime security, along with relevant domains. MARSEC COE strives to achieve the necessary collaboration amongst stakeholders from government, industry, academia, and the private sector.