Turkey creates IFF radar system
The Turkish military-industrial company Aselsan has created a radar system for "friendly-hostile" differentiation for air defense systems, combat aircrafts, helicopters and ships, Sabah newspaper said on Thursday, reports Trend.
The company has been working on the creation of the radar system for about seven years. According to the newspaper, a successful test of the system was conducted on F-4 fighters.
There are seven countries operating IFF radar systems. The company states its intention to start mass production of the recognition systems in the coming months.
Creation of the IFF system is part of the national program aimed at providing the Turkish army with arms, equipment and outfit of domestic production. Currently, Turkey has achieved 50 percent self-sufficiency in this sector.
Today Turkey produces Altai tanks, UAV ANKA, and aircraft carriers. Furthermore, the country declared its intention to produce guns and the second type of UAV "Simsek".