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Aselsan Air Defence Gun Systems Scored the First Hit

Issue 64

Starting from year 2010, Aselsan has developped new gun systems for the low altitude air Defence requirements of Turkish Army. In the final stage of the development activities; systems are being tested in the field and they have scored the first hit to the target drone on 10th of September, 2015.

FCS Controls Both Air Defence Guns and Missile Launcher

The firing trial was conducted with Aselsan Air Defence Fire Control System (FCS) which is designed for effective air Defence of military bases and critical assets. During the trial, FCS controlled the 35 mm towed air Defence guns – which are also modernized by Aselsan. 

Ammunition Designed by Aselsan

Guns controlled by FCS are modernized for efficient use of 35 mm Airburst Ammunition which is also developed by Aselsan. ‘‘Korkut-FCS’’ and 35 mm Modernized Air Defense Guns provide effective air Defence against modern air threats (cruise missiles, air to ground missiles, UAVs) with use of 35 mm Airburst Ammunition.

‘‘Korkut’’ System Also Uses the Airburst Ammunition

Airburst Ammunition tested during the firing trials is also used by the ‘‘Korkut’’ Self Propelled Air Defence Gun System which is also designed and developed by Aselsan. ‘‘Korkut’’ Air Defence Gun System is developed for the effective air Defence of mechanized troops and mobile units. System has firing on the move capability with the stabilized and unmanned gun turret.