ASELSAN also showcased its newly developed TORK Torpedoes Counter Measure System, Hybrid Laser and Missile Weapon System as well as Air Defence Ammunition with 35mm Airbust Ammunition for the first time at IDEF 2015.
Moreover, new products in a very wide spectrum among which Stabilized Gun Systems integrated on to the land platform, Guidance Systems in Air Force inventories, as well as Submarine Acoustic Systems, were presented to the appreciation of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and allied countries.
Many ASELSAN products/systems among which Mobile Border Security Systems exported to Uruguay in the close period, HF Radios with TESİD Reward, and 3 Dimension Mobile Search Radar as well as Fire Control Radar, Identification Friend-or-Foe and Recognition System and Patrol and Facility Security solutions were displayed at IDEF 2015.
Aselsan also displayed its Hisar range of short- and medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems for the first time at IDEF 2015.
The range includes the Hisar-A short-range SAM system, the Hisar medium-range SAM system, and a new fire control system (FCS) for SAM batteries. These have been developed by Aselsan as prime contractor for the programs under a contract awarded by the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) in 2011.
Hisar-A is based on an FNSS ACV-30 tracked vehicle chassis armed with 4 Roketsan Hisar-A SAMs. Formerly known as T-Laladmis, the tracked Hisar-A system mounts its own mast-mounted air surveillance radar and an electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) system, allowing it to operate as an independent standalone system without the need to operate as a battery with a separate FCS. The Hisar-A system is manned by a crew of three: two control personnel and a driver for the vehicle.
Hisar-A missile (previously known as AIHSF) has a maximum altitude of 5 km and a maximum overall range of 15 km (at sea level). Roketsan is subcontractor to Aselsan for both Hisar missiles, responsible for the all-up rounds, including their launch canisters.
The medium-range Hisar system (previously known as T-Maladmis) is based on a wheeled Mercedez-Benz chassis equipped with six Roketsan Hisar-O missiles.
This system is designed to operate as a battery in concert with the Aselsan FCS, which is equipped with a mobile search radar, EO/IR system, and targeting radar. The Hisar-O missile has a maximum altitude of 10 km and a maximum range of 25 km at sea level.
Development/company trials of the Hisar system are expected to be completed by 2018. Ballistic flight tests of the Hisar-A missile occurred in October 2013, with Hisar-O following in August 2014. Both missiles will continue their flight test program over the next two years.
The missiles also share the same interface with their launch canister and the same umbilical connection. As well, there are high levels of technological commonality in the missiles' motor, control section, power supply, datalink, guidance, and safe/arm device. Both missiles are mid-course guided by radio-frequency datalink and feature terminal IR guidance.
Both missiles are hard launched vertically from their canister and powered by a dual pulse solid propellant motor.
Photo: Concept image of the Hisar-A system (Aselsan)