Critical Platform for Naval Platform Survivability
Ankara-based Meteksan Savunma announced on 17 January that it completed delivery of its ALACA 35GHz radar cross-section (RCS) measurement system to the Turkish Navy in December.
Developed under an agreement between the company and the Turkish Navy Research Centre Command (ARMERKOM) in July 2018, delivery followed the successful completion of acceptance testing. ALACA will be used for; measurement of naval platforms’ RCS – an important parameter in developing protection from guided missiles and fire control radars; improvement of the millimeter-wave RCS of existing or newly-designed platforms; and for measurement of the RCS of countermeasure decoys used for to deceive or seduce guided missiles likely to target naval platforms. In addition, ALACA’s Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) capability will allow the creation of ISAR images of naval platforms, thus contributing to the system’s powerful ability as a critical system for the survival of the Turkish Navy’s combat fleet.
Meteksan Defence operates in six main areas radar systems; perimeter surveillance systems; laser and electro-optic systems; communication systems; underwater acoustic systems; and platform simulators. The company plays an important role in Turkey’s main platform projects, such as corvettes, helicopters, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and missile systems.
The company’s major products include radar systems for helicopters and UAS, perimeter surveillance radars for border and critical infrastructure security, datalinks for missiles and UAS, sonar systems and training simulators.