ASELSAN Unveils KORKUT Air Defence System on 8x8 Vehicle at Eurosatory 2024

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ASELSAN Unveils KORKUT Air Defence System on 8x8 Vehicle at Eurosatory 2024

ASELSAN will present its KORKUT Air Defence Gun System on an 8x8 vehicle at Eurosatory 2024, demonstrating advanced, adaptable air defense capabilities. KORKUT features a twin barrel 35 mm turret, air burst ammunition, and automatic target tracking for comprehensive protection.

ASELSAN, Türkiye’s leading defense company, will present its latest solutions and extensive product range at Eurosatory 2024 from 17-21 June. A notable highlight will be the KORKUT Air Defence Gun System, showcased on an 8x8 vehicle for the first time internationally.

ASELSAN is renowned for its expertise in air defense, offering advanced, integrated solutions to meet the demands of modern warfare. The KORKUT system, already part of the Turkish Armed Forces’ inventory in a tracked vehicle configuration, demonstrates remarkable adaptability. It can be configured for stationary use, or integrated on tracked or 8x8 vehicles, ensuring effective performance in diverse environments and challenging terrains.

The KORKUT system is designed to protect mobile units and mechanized troops with its stabilized, unmanned gun turret capable of firing on the move. It features the ATOM 35 mm Airburst Ammunition, also developed by ASELSAN, to counter a variety of threats including helicopters, aircraft, cruise missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Key features of the KORKUT Air Defence Gun System include:

  • Twin Barrel 35 mm Gun Turret: Capable of firing at a rate of 2 x 550 rounds per minute.
  • Air Burst Ammunition: Effective against fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, cruise missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and UAVs.
  • Automatic Linkless Ammunition Feed Mechanism (ALAFM): Allows loading two different types of ammunition simultaneously and switching between them in less than 15 seconds.
  • Stabilized Gun Turret: Enables target tracking and firing on the move.
  • Automatic Target Tracking: Utilizes an integrated tracking platform with radar and electro-optical (E/O) sensors.

Additionally, the KORKUT Command and Control Vehicle enhances operational effectiveness with:

  • 3D Search Radar: For comprehensive target acquisition and tracking.
  • Advanced Threat Evaluation: Implements sophisticated weapon assignment algorithms.
  • Integrated IFF System: Ensures identification of friend or foe.
  • Coordinated Operations: Facilitates collaboration with higher echelon command and control units.

The showcase at Eurosatory 2024 underscores ASELSAN's commitment to delivering advanced air defense solutions that adapt to evolving operational needs, enhancing the capabilities of defense forces worldwide.

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