Defense Industries Research and Development Institute - SAGE was established in 1972, and is active at Lalahan Site which is 30 km. away from the city center of Ankara. The Institute is a part of TUBİTAK - The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey and specializes in the field of defense industry.
The main function of SAGE is to perform research and development activities for defense systems including engineering and prototype production, starting with their fundamental research and conceptual design. Most of the projects are performed in coordination with related defense institutions.
SAGE believes international cooperation is as important as national partnerships and wishes to exchange knowledge with various partners from allied countries.