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A Contract Awarded for the Electromagnetic Launch System Field Prototype

The “Electromagnetic Launch System Field Prototype Supply Project Contract” was signed between the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and Anadolu Yönlendirilmiş Enerji Teknolojileri A.Ş.

The “Electromagnetic Launch System Field Prototype Supply Project Contract” was signed between SSB and Anadolu Yönlendirilmiş Enerji Teknolojileri A.Ş. The President of Defence Industries Prof. İsmail DEMİR, OSTİM Chairman Orhan AYDIN, OSTİM Defence and Aviation Cluster (OSSA) officials and sector representatives attended the signature ceremony held at the SSB premises.

Delivering a speech at the signature ceremony, the President of Defence Industries Prof. İsmail DEMİR said that the electromagnetic launch system is amongst the critical technologies for the future and that few countries in the world are currently working on this system. Stating that the targets are shot with gunpowder, fuel or explosives in the conventional weapons, whereas in electromagnetic gun system, electrical energy is used instead, Prof. DEMİR said that the ammunition launched by this energy has a very high kinetic energy and hypersonic speed and that the target is also destroyed by shooting with this high energy.

Prof. DEMİR: “The greatest advantage of this technology is that the firing costs are affordable in comparison with the conventional artillery systems. Thanks to their hypersonic speeds, we are talking about a high-speed and efficient system. For the first time in 2013, a prototype was developed nationally and domestically by the private sector and nearly 1000 test firings have been made so far. We aim to transform this prototype system into a weapon system platform that our security forces will use. It is also pleasing that other institutions continue to work at the same time together with this project”. 

Stating that within the scope of the Project they aim to see the field performance of the system, the contribution is the achievement  towards the weapon system studies and the utilization of it in possible operations, Prof. DEMİR said that to this end a contract was signed today with Anadolu Yönlendirilmiş Enerji Teknolojileri A.Ş. for the supply of one field prototype having similar features with the prototype which was developed at the laboratory environment.