Comprehensive Innovation for Fuze Systems

New Facilities Providing Modern Infrastructure 

Issue 64 - November 2015

In order to attain the facility, the capability and the technological infrastructure aimed at the area of fuze design, production, test and qualification, Roketsan commencing with taking TAPASAN INC. over in the year of 2012, as well as attaching importance to investing in people for fulfilling its need for trained personnel, continues to making investments in the high-tech equipment and toward the building of a new fuze facilities which will provide a modern infrastructure, with the goal of finishing at the end of 2015. 

Thus, by improving the design, development, production and test infrastructure for ammunition, rocket and missile fuzes required for all land, naval and air defense systems comprising mechanical, electromechanical and electronic technologies, Roketsan has come very close to achieve the goal of being a Centre of Excellence for Fuzes incorporating the design, production and testing infrastructure of high-tech fuzes intended for all domestic/overseas needs, and continues its commitment towards achieving it. 

Roketsan has already completed design, development and qualification phases and started the serial production phase of the 20 mm artillery ammunition fuzes used in a various air platforms including Atak Helicopter, the fuzes of 107 mm, 122 mm and 300 mm Rocket Systems, the fuzes of ASW Rocket and Cirit Missile, and significant amounts of deliveries have already been completed. 

In line with the objective of automation in the fuze production, a significant progress has been achieved in the studies initiated firstly with 20mm artillery ammunition fuzes, in the year of 2015, conducting production and delivery by using the mentioned automation system is intended. 

Fuze development studies for 300 mm Missile System and, Medium and Long Range Anti-tank Missile Systems (OMTAS/UMTAS) have been completed, and thequalification stage for both missile fuzeshas already commenced. 

Using the acquired knowledge and infrastructure for Rocket / Missile Systems’ fuzes, it is aimed to meet classical ammunition fuze requirements with the solutions achieved by new and modern technologies, and to obtain a portfolio of cost effective and competitive products. 

In this context, foremost 155 mm, 76/62 mm and 5/54 inch ammunition fuzes, a certain maturity level at the knowledge and technological readiness about the multi-purpose fuzes for different-caliber land and naval artillery ammunition has been reached. 

Additionally, Roketsan has focused on the “3rd Generation Smart Fuze Development” process as well, and has carried her studies on the solutions resulting in an increase in the accuracy of ammunition on the target by only replacing the fuze, and using the existing artillery system and ammunition as they are. 

Moreover, Roketsan has already achieved the development of inductive setting technology for ammunition fuzes and has been carrying out the development studies of the multi-setting technology used in rocket / missile systems.

Roketsan recognized as being Centre of Excellence for Fuzes incorporating high technology, high accuracy and production flexibility for different calibers, develops multi-option, high-capability and smart, new generation, fuze systems and offer this expertise forutilization in the defense industry.