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Tarih: Issue 91 - May 2019

AVCI – Anti-Drone System

The SDT AVCI Anti-Drone system is designed to detect, track and defeat Mini and Micro size rotary and fixed wing drones. Various sensor subsystem configurations are available based on requirements. Detection and tracking multiple threats with radar, identifying and tracking of the threats with EO and Thermal Cameras, determination of pilot direction using a DF receiver are available features. The detected drones can be defeated using directional /omni-directional jamming solutions or hard-kill solutions. 

Communication Signal Monitoring and Localization Systems 

SDT has developed a new generation of Communication Monitoring and Localization System to respond to all these needs in the electronic battlefield in the most efficient way. The system detects narrowband and wideband signals with high sensitivity, finds signal direction and source position and classifies and resolves those signals. All time critical operations are performed in real time automatically. The resulting processed and unprocessed data are recorded and then analyzed using smart filters. The distinguishing feature of the developed system over its opponents is that it can detect all narrowband, wideband, Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) signals and make them ready for listening.

SDT Speeds up in Virtual Combat Training Simulators!

Since its establishment in 2005, SDT provides combat training solutions for the armed forces. Among them are Embedded/Live Air Combat Training Systems and Embedded/Virtual Missile Training Simulators. SDT’s embedded and live training products are currently in use on F-4 and F-16 aircraft for the air combat training of air forces. Providing turn-key solutions for various units of naval forces for virtual combat training centers, SDT has completed internal R&D studies and has launched a new product for the Turkish and international markets.

The company is introducing the newly launched product, SMART (Small Arms Trainer), at IDEF 2019. SMART is utilized for providing military/civilian security personnel with an easy and cost-effective training aid to improve their basic/tactical marksmanship. SMART is a compact, portable and easy-to-install product. With its flexible structure, SMART lets users create and upload their own training scenarios. It supports both computer graphics and video-based scenario technologies. SMART is a complete training aid with its live feedback and After Action Review features. You can visit the SDT booth to experience all of the features of SMART.

SDT Air Combat Training (ACT) Solutions 

Among SDT’s Embedded Simulation System (ESS) solutions, Airborne ESS was SDT’s first involvement in air combat training system development back in 2007, which was successfully deployed on a fighter aircraft and delivered to the Turkish Air Force (TurAF) in 2011. SDT developed CGF simulations as well as high fidelity models of aircraft systems such radar, RWR, CM/ECM and missiles for the ESS. The system is fully integrated to aircraft OFP and has gone through several ground and flight tests before final deployment. ESS provides “Constructive” elements into the “Live” environment for enhanced air combat training capabilities. Another version of the ESS solution was exported to South Korea between 2016 and 2017 for the use of Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF).

One of the important elements of SDT’s Embedded Simulation System (ESS), Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) which was successfully developed by SDT and certified via flight tests conducted together with TAI and the Turkish Air Force on F-16 aircraft. SDT’s ACMI system (pod and ground system) is ready for serial production for the domestic market as well as the international market. 

SDT SAR & LIDAR Technologies

As one of the important elements of SDT’s remote sensing products and capabilities, SAR Systems are advanced imagery radar systems that are being widely used for Reconnaissance and Surveillance purposes on space borne and manned/unmanned airborne platforms.

SAR Systems have intrinsically superior features such as:

All weather, Day and Night operation

Very high-resolution imagery (in the cm range)

Extended stand-off ranges (> 100 km) 

Precise geo-location

Change Detection (Coherent/Amplitude: CCD/ACD)

SDT SAR Capabilities and Image Samples

SDT has been developing and integrating SAR System Solutions to different platforms and ground exploitation stations for many years. With a solid background in SAR and complementary advanced technologies, SDT offers distinguished end-to-end solutions and services in this field. The following list presents SDT SAR capabilities, to emphasize a few:

End-to-end SAR System Solutions

Real-time SAR Signal Processing

Stripmap    Spotlight    ISAR

SAR Image Exploitation Applications

On board or at Ground Station

Exploitation and Intelligence

Automatic Target Recognition 

Change Detection (CCD/ACD)

SAR Viewer

STANAG-7023 compliant SAR/ISAR imagery

DEM Generation (in development phase)


Mission Reporting

Catalog, Archive and Dissemination (CAD)

Modelling and Simulation

Real-time Recording of Raw and Processed SAR Data

LIDAR Data Analysis

SDT’s image processing team has recently started to work on Lidar data analysis as another remote sensing application. The Lidar sensor has aroused interest in the world for its property of supplying 3D information of the scene. This property complements the other sensors and thus increases the performance of the recognition algorithms well. SDT would like to utilize its multi-sensor data fusion capabilities on a sensor set that includes Lidar sensor beside the electro optic, SAR, MMWR and hyperspectral.

Weapon Control and Interface Units 

As a result of the accumulation of more than ten years of airborne and land vehicle based weapons systems electronics control applications, the product range of SDT on this track has increased together with the acceleration of missile integration projects designed and developed by Roketsan on other platforms.  The Weapon Carrier Vehicle project of the Turkish Armed Forces, the main contractor of which is FNSS, the Weapon Control and Interface Units Development Project, the intention is the integration of KORNET and OMTAS missiles to land vehicles and ensuring that all tower functions are performed according to the employment at the tactical field. 

The products which had been designed and integrated to the vehicles by SDT within the context of the project are; 15” Multifunctional Shooter Display (NE), Platform Interface Unit (PAB), Shooter Interface Control Unit (NAKB), Cornet Missile Adaptation Unit (KOFUB) and Cornet Distance Selection Adaptation Unit (KOMSUB) 15. Within the context of the same project, as ROKETSAN’s subcontractor, OMTAS Mission Unit (OGB) was designed and integrated to the same vehicles. 

Within the scope of these products; all hardware designs and software development and unit production was completed by SDT.  SDT’s units manage all of the servo drivers on the tower, the motors, the thermal sighting device, the laser distance meter, the inertial measuring unit, machine gun drivers, together with all of the sub units inside the vehicle which provide data to the system and thus enables execution of all of the functions required to enable anti-tank missile firing.

Vehicle Type RF Jammer Systems

The SDT and TAMGOR partnership has been producing Vehicle Type RF Jammer Systems designed for VIP and convoy protection for Radio Frequency Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIED). These systems defuse threats activated with handheld receiver, wireless phones and remotely controlled devices using their RF protection shield. The system has been designed and produced with local capabilities. Customizable mechanical adaptation is easily possible per each host vehicle.

Manpack Jammer Systems

The SDT and TAMGOR partnership has been producing Manpack Jammer Systems designed for personal protection for Radio Frequency Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIED). These systems defuse threats activated with handheld receivers, wireless phones and remotely controlled devices using their RF protection shield. The system has been designed and produced with local capabilities. The Manpack Jammer System can be carried easily with its push and pull kit and is also adaptable for any vehicle without the need to make modifications