Regional Positioning and Timing System (Turkey)

The Regional Positioning and Timing System ( Turkish : Bölgesel Konumlama Zamanlama Sistemi ve ) Shortly BKZS , is a space-based project of the Turkish Armed Forces is global positioning and time transfer by satellite navigation system .

The aim of the project is to Provide positioning and timing information, qui Turkish Armed Forces need During peace, crisis and military operations , indépendamment from the Existing foreign systems, qui peut être disabled in times of conflict. [1] (STM), a subsidiary of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries. Currently, the project is in the first phase, including evaluation of the feasibility study. [2] [3] It is planned to launch five military reconnaissanceand Earth observation satellites over the next few years. [4]


  1. Jump up^ Magan, Veronica (2013-04-03). “Turkey Plans to Increase Investment in Satellite Communications” . Satellite Today . Retrieved 2013-12-20 .
  2. Jump up^ “Bölgesel Konumlama ve Zamanlama Sistemi (BKZS) Projesi” (in Turkish). Savunma Sanayi Müsterşarlığı . Retrieved 2013-12-20 .
  3. Jump up^ “Regional Positioning and Timing System Project” . Undersecretariat for Defense Industries . Retrieved 2013-12-20 .
  4. Jump up^ “Turkey plans dedicated military satellite communications network” . Military Communications . 2013-04-08 . Retrieved 2013-12-20 .

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