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Sharp Eye for Low Altitude: Radar on the Way

Sharp Eye for Low Altitude: Radar on the Way May 1, 2019

The Presidency for Defence Industries (SSB) and ASELSAN signed Low Altitude Radar (AİR) System Project. At the signing ceremony held at IDEF’19, the President of SSB Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, ASELSAN and sector representatives attended.

Within the scope of the project, it is aimed to cover low-altitude and medium/long-range areas which cannot be covered by Early Warning Radars and to replace Early Warning Radars in case they malfunction. The first system delivery will take place in 2022 and a total of 5 systems will be supplied.

The radars, which will be developed to meet the requirements of the Air Force Command, are planned to be effective against fixed/rotary-wing air platforms, UAVs, low radar cross-section (Stealth) aircraft and anti-radiation missiles. With the project, it is expected to control areas long-range radars cannot cover and detect targets with low RCS.

The system can also be integrated with air defence systems deployed nearby. For this purpose, early warning and search functions for Land-based Air Defence Systems will be executed by the radar, and target information will be transferred directly to weapon systems. Thus, the reaction time of the integrated air surveillance and defence system can be shortened.

National Mod5 / S IFF system which will be mounted on the radar will detect and track targets, which will then undergo IFF interrogation. Information on friendly elements will then be available on radar terminals and can be monitored instantly.

AİR technical solutions were created to allow for the maximum use of design solutions developed/to be developed in EİRS and STR projects. Logistics requirements have also been taken into consideration.

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