Weapon industry

The following companies are directly involved in the war in Afrin, with their weapons and equipment:

Rheinmetall: involved in the production of the Leopard 2 tank.

  • Pierburg GmbH: subcompany of Rheinmetall (Berlin / Germany)

Leonardo-Finmecanica: development of surveillance systems for the coasts and maritime borders, armaments, helicopters and radar systems (Turin / Itay and Bristol / UK)

Kraus-Maffai Wegmann GmbH & CO. KG: Kraus-Maffai is the may company manufacturing the Leopard 2. But following companies are involved in this production:

  • Northrop Grumann LITEF GmbH (Freiburg im Breisgau / Germany)
  • Cassidian Optronics GmbH (Unterschleißheim / Germany)
  • RUAG Holding AG (Bern / Switzerland)
  • Thales Group (Défense / France)
  • DIEHL Remscheid GmbH & Co. KG (Remscheid / Germany)
  • RENK AG (Augsburg / Germany)
  • SAAB Barracuda AB (Stockholm / Sweden)
  • Rheinmetall (Düsseldorf / Germany)
  • Jenopotik AG (Jena / Germany)
  • Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA (Lübeck / Germany)
  • Nexter Group (Roanne / France)
  • MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH (Friedrichshafen / Germany)
  • KMW Schweißtechnik GmBH (Hamburg / Germany)
  • DSL Defence Service Logistics GmbH (Freisen / Germany)
  • VPS Vehicle Protection Systems GmbH (Munich / Germany)
  • ATM ComputerSysteme GmbH (Konstanz / Germany)

Mercedes: manufacturing vehicles for the transportation of tanks. Also producing armored-military vehicles to move troops and equipment.

Heckler & Koch: Heckler & Koch produces rifles and sells licenses for the production to Turkey.

MTU Friedrichshafen: The Turkish battle tanks are equipped with MTU diesel engines. Also MUT equips howitzer of the Turkish military with high performance drives. MTU diesel-engines were also used in the Turkish Navy.

RENK AG: The Sabra main battle tanks are equipped with gearboxes from RENK AG

Triton Water AG: Produces sanitary equipment for warships, also sold to Turkey (Norderstedt/Germany)

Witt und Sohn AG: Produces ship ventilators for warships, also sold to Turkey

Airport Husum Schwesing: location of the NATO Response Force (NRF), PATRIOT-flying unit (Husum/ Germany)

Metallverarbeitungsgesellschaft Schubert und Co: Systems used in Warships, also sold to Turkey

AIRBUS: Part of EADS (7th biggest armaments company), produces warplanes and much more. Turkey operates the Airbus A400M transport plane (manufactury at Airbus’ Filton / Bristol base in the UK)

GERMANISCHER LLOYD AG: Produces Warships, also sold to the turkish army (Hamburg/Germany)

AUGUST F.M. BOHNHOFF E .K.: Produces kitchens for warships, also sol to the turkish army (Halstenbek/Germany)

HAMANN AG : Produces Watersystems for Warships, also sold to the turkish army (Hollenstedt/Germany)

Fritz Werner Industrie-Ausrüstungen GmbH: Cartridge-Factory, also selling to Turkey (Geisenheim/Germany)

Logic Instrument: produces supplies for several tanks (Leopard, Puma, Marder, Wiesel, Fennek) (Heusenstamm/Germany)

EURO-ART GmBH: Founded to create the artillery radar system „COBRA“ (Munich / Germany)

EUROSAM: Missile production. EUROSAM made also a deal with Turkish government for missile program. EUROSAM is a joint venture between MBDA Missile Systems and Thales (who both have major hubs in North Bristol / UK)

British Aerospace and Engineering (BAE): deal with Turkey for new fighter jet

Lockheed Martin