Aselsan signs 54-million-euro deal with Turkish defense industry authority
Turkey’s local tank, the Altay.Leading Turkish defense company Aselsan has announced it signed an agreement regarding the “Active Protection System Development Project,” dubbed AKKOR, for the Turkish Land Forces with the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), valued at 54 million euros.
The delivery of the Active Protection Systems, which will be developed and produced by Aselsan, will be made in 2020, added the company in a written statement to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) on Nov. 30.
This system will be used in Turkey’s local tank, the Altay, as reported by Anadolu Agency.
The project will include design, development, testing and qualification and production of two Prototype-1 prototypes and two Prototype-2 prototypes with delivery of the prototypes to SSM.
The AKKOR system will provide a complete protection shield and will have the capacity of perceiving any threats immediately through its high-technology radar systems. Each radar sensor continuously scans a 100-degree arc, creating a full 360 degree detection capability with some overlap.