Defense Industry Research and Development Institute (SAGE) was established in 1972 as an Institute of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and specializes in research and development activities in the field of defense industry. The main task of TÜBİTAK SAGE is to carry out research and development activities, starting from the basic research and conceptual design of defense systems, including the engineering and prototype production of these systems. The Institute carries out most of its projects jointly with relevant national industrial organizations. In addition to its research and development activities, TÜBİTAK SAGE, with its infrastructure, tools, devices/equipment, manpower and knowledge of valuable scientists, and various industrial organizations for its fields of activity, It also provides inspection, measurement and testing services to universities and public institutions. TÜBİTAK SAGE's aim for these services is to increase cooperation with research institutions, organizations and universities, 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.