Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey Defense Industries Research and Development Institute (TÜBİTAK SAGE) was founded in 1972 in order to meet the needs of Turkish Armed Forces and the national defense industry organizations. The mission of the institute is to provide defense industry with competitive and high-added value technologies, products and services through R&D activities. In addition to the research and development methods it carries out, TÜBİTAK SAGE provides examination, measurement and testing services to various industrial organizations, universities and public production in line with its infrastructure, tools, devices/equipment, manpower of valuable scientists and information production. TÜBİTAK SAGE's aim for these services is to increase cooperation with research institutions and organizations and universities, to strengthen research activities, increase customer satisfaction and ensure continuity of services by carrying out corrective and developmental activities on the issues needed by its customers.