ASELSAN Launched the Serial Production of Missile Hunters

Serial production contract for the 35 mm towed air defense systems and Airburst Ammunition has been signed by SSM and Aselsan

January 17, 2018

ASELSAN has signed the serial production contract with Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) for the Air Defense Fire Control System (FCS); Modernized 35 mm Towed Guns and 35 mm Airburst Ammunition (ATOM) on 15 January 2018.

ystems to be produced under this contract shall be delivered to Turkish Army and Air Force. These systems merit “Missile Hunter” rank with the live firing trials conducted on December 1st, 2015. During the trials, effectiveness of ASELSAN systems against air-to-ground missiles was successfully demonstrated with a highly challenging test scenario. Air Defense Fire Control System (FCS), 35 mm Modernized Air Defense Guns and 35 mm Airburst Ammunition are all indigenously designed and developed by ASELSAN. 

Towed Air Defense Gun System Platoon is designed to conduct low altitude air defense of military bases and critical assets mainly against air to ground missiles, cruise missiles and UAVs, as well as fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. All sub-systems from radar to smart ammunition are all developed with the latest technology by ASELSAN. These air defense systems together with smart ammunition are among the most advanced low altitude air defense systems in the world. 

Serial production of KORKUT Self Propelled Air Defense Gun System is also ongoing successfully since year 2016.

KORKUT Air Defense Gun System is developed for the effective air defense of mechanized troops and mobile units. System has firing on the move capability with the stabilized and unmanned gun turret. KORKUT Gun System has capability of firing 35 mm Airburst Ammunition (ATOM) in addition to conventional type 35 mm munitions. KORKUT Gun System –together with ATOM- highly improves the effectiveness of ground based air defense against modern air threats including air-to-ground missiles, cruise missiles and UAVs.