AKKOR Intercept Anti-Tank Missile

Aselsan to produce and design Indigenous Active Protection System (AKKOR) for “Altay”MBT

Issue 65 - February 2016

The contract for the development of the Active Protection System (AKKOR) that will detect the anti-tank missiles and rockets and hit them in mid-air was signed between the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries and Aselsan at a signing ceremony. Regarding the contract amounting to € 54 million Prof. İsmail Demir, the Undersecretary for Defense Industries and Dr. Faik Eken, Aselsan General Manager attended the signing ceremony, representing their institutions.

Altay MBT to Reinforce with AKKOR

AKKOR System is to be designed and developed in order to be used for the “Altay” Main Battle Tank. It is an active protection system that could be fitted on various types of armoured vehicles due to its modular architecture. Aselsan has been working on this system, adopted by few armies in the world, with its own resources since 2008. The tests, during which the radar, main computer and the physical destruction munitions related to the system are tested, have also been successfully conducted since 2010.

AKKOR, that will be developed indigenously by Aselsan,will form a full 360 degree shield of protection.  AKKOR will be able to detect an approaching rocket or an anti-tank missile with the help of its state-of-the-art technology radar. Through the installed sensors, the physical destruction ammunition to be directed will explode at the nearest point to the approaching anti-tank threat and defuse it.

With the smart sensor over the munitions, the AKKOR System will exert superior performance compared tosimilar systems around the world. This sensor, functioning as mini radar, will destroy the threat by performing the explosion at the point where the defense munitions are nearest.