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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Turkey acquired a high-velocity 40 mm anti-drone weapon system

Ankara ($1 = Turkish Liras) — 40 mm SAHIN physical destruction system, developed with national Turkish resources, entered the Turkish list. President of Defense Industries Presidency Prof. According to a statement by Dr. Ismail Demir in his Twitter post, the SAHIN system will be used to protect critical facilities. The 40mm weapon system was developed by the Turkish company Aselsan.

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The 40mm SAHIN is designed to counter rotary and mini/micro fixed-wing UAVs, and in addition to protecting critical infrastructure and sites [production plants, military, and civilian airports, sites of strategic importance for Turkey’s economy] The system will be used for the formations of the Turkish border police, as well as for the implementation of air defense.

The SAHIN physical destruction weapon system uses ATOM 40 mm high-velocity smart grenade launcher ammunition [also Turkish-made] And it has an effective range of 700 meters.

The system, which is capable of automatic target tracking with its independent axis electro-optical system, can perform on-target tracking and ballistic calculations by homing to the position reported by the radar. Thanks to a programming module integrated into the weapon system’s muzzle, Sahin can program its 40 mm ATOM battleships to detonate when they reach a target. In this way, say Turkish experts, the effectiveness of ammunition on the target is increased.

The system, which can carry 64 ready-to-fire 40 mm ATOM ammunition, allows for easy ammunition loading. SAHIN can work in integration with various anti-drone systems.

The SAHIN has a main and lateral axis, the main axis can move in the range of -10°/+60°, while the lateral axis can move in the range of nx 360°. The dimensions of the weapon system 2450 mm. Huh [W]3720 mm [L]and 2675 mm [H],

SAHIN includes a stationary turret, precision stabilized router, TV camera, thermal camera and laser range finder, task computer, power, weapon and servo control unit, programming unit and muzzle hardware, battery group, battery charger, control unit, meteorological sensor Huh.

The SAHIN weighs around 2,500 kg, consumes a maximum of 2 kW, and is powered by 220 VAC. Easy to transport with fixed and towed trailers, as well as easy to install.

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