Turk's defense, which is one of the leading supporters of Turkey's ASELSAN defense industry organizations; carries out intelligent ammunition for tanks and armored vehicles.
35mm Particle Ammunition
35 mm Particle Ammunition, developed by ASELSAN with the support of TÜBİTAK SAGE and MKE, to be used in KORKUT and Fire Management Device (AIC) and 35mm Modernized Towed Guns (MÇT), and whose main target set is air-to-ground missiles; It has been adapted to this field, considering that armored vehicles will increase the striking efficiency exponentially. KORHAN 35mm Weapon System, which is under development by ASELSAN, is capable of striking the weapon system by using this ammunition. kazanwill stop. With the said ammunition, it has been developed to provide effectiveness especially to infantry targets, lightly armored vehicles and critical sensors on heavily armored vehicles.
The number and array of particles in the ammunition have been updated to increase the particle density on the target, and the effective range of the ammunition to the target set has been increased. This ammunition can be discarded unprogrammed if necessary and can provide superior penetration performance against armored vehicles, buildings and bunkers.
This developed ammunition uses the same hardware and software as the 35 mm Particle Ammunition for fire control. In this way, it was possible to use this ammunition in KORKUT and AIC + MÇT systems, as well as the use of 35mm Particle Ammunition developed for air defense purposes in systems such as KORHAN.
40mm High Speed Smart Grenade Launcher Ammunition
ASELSAN has developed 35mm High Speed Smart Grenade Launcher Ammunition using its experience in developing 40mm Particle Ammunition. The ammunition in question has the ability to paralyze in the air when it is programmed at the exit of the barrel and can be successfully used against mini UAVs if it is integrated both in the targets behind the dairy and the IHTAR system. The ammunition that can be thrown from the MK19 gun installed in remote command weapons systems can be used as anti-personnel effective ammunition in vehicles with SARP system installed.
120mm Intelligent Tank Ammunition
ASELSAN expanded the medium caliber intensive studies in the field of smart ammunition, and started to work on smart ammunition for tank and howitzer ammunition. In this context, 120mm HE type tank ammunition is smart. kazanRemoval studies are also included. The 120 mm Intelligent Tank Ammunition (120 mm ATM), developed by integrating a smart fuse with the classic 120mm HE ammunition, will have electronic time adjustment and electronic impact features.
With the 120mm ATM, it is aimed to eliminate the protected / unprotected threats hidden in anti-tank positions / waiting in ambush by providing money. 120mm ATM will be an extremely effective solution for the destruction of critical subsystems (eg periscopes) on the mechanized vehicles in enemy elements and it will be ensured that these elements are not able to serve with high probability from long distances.
Finned plug for 155mm caliber ammunition
By correcting the flight path of the artillery ammunition, the precision strike ability of these munitions can be increased. kazanIt is heavily demanded by the user elements in terms of operational effectiveness. ASELSAN's activities in this direction started with the development of a finned fuze, which will primarily serve with 155mm caliber ammunition, and it is aimed to expand the work to different calibers.
Source: System Engineering Directorate - Senior Expert Engineer Gökmen Cengiz | Smart Ammunition Applications on Tanks and Armored Vehicles - Aselsan Magazine Issue 105