Turkish firm develops AC/DC converter for weapon systems
Turkish technology firm Anova has developed an indigenous AC/DC converter for helicopters' weapon systems.
There are currently supply problems for these products on a global scale, İbrahim Altunsoy, an electronic design manager at the company, told Anadolu Agency.
Noting that 500-watt converters are used for helicopters' weapon systems, Altunsoy said they cannot be supplied now.
He said without a power unit that manages the helicopter's weapon system, the platform would either fly unarmed or a new solution would have to be developed.
"We produced this product in a short time with the experience we gained,” he added.
Altunsoy also said that a 2,500-watt modular AC/DC converter was produced for the first time in the world by the firm.
He added that the 500-watt converters are to be delivered this year.
While the delivery time for foreign supplies of AC/DC converters takes 30-40 weeks, deliveries of domestic supplies take only 4-6 weeks, he said.
He noted that these convertors will also be used in ships, submarines, and electric-powered rail vehicles.