Electro-optical (EO) and Infrared (IR) guided missiles are increasingly becoming a threat to military bases, ammunition depots and civilian strategic facilities due to developing technologies. On the one hand, while missile technologies are developing rapidly, innovative technologies in terms of countermeasures continue to be developed with domestic and national resources.
The NAZAR Land System, developed within the scope of the 1st Phase of the NAZAR Project, signed between the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Defense Industry Presidency and Meteksan Defense in recent years, will be exhibited for the first time at the Meteksan Defense stand at IDEF 2021 Fair. The NAZAR Land System basically provides broadband state-of-the-art laser functional destruction capability against EO/IR guided missiles to protect critical bases and facilities.
The NAZAR Project, which contains a technology that very few countries in the world work on, is shown as a very critical project for our country with its laser functional destruction capability. The system has been developed with the capability of detecting EO and IR guided projectiles and applying directed laser dazzle and functional destruction techniques against such bullets. Thus, it will be possible to neutralize EO/IR guided missiles from long distances.
NAZAR has been developed not only to be effective against known EO/IR guided missiles, but also to have reconnaissance and surveillance features that will provide an advantage against asymmetric threats thanks to its broadband operation capability. The system will also be able to work in integration with other sensors and systems to increase overall efficiency.
In the first stage, NAZAR will be used on a mobile platform by being easily transported to the desired positions in accordance with the operational needs. While the electricity needed for the operation of the system is provided by its own generator, there is no need for an external power source. After the Land System developed in Phase 1 of the NAZAR Project, necessary modifications will be made to increase the Defense Against Guided Bullets (GMKS) capabilities of warships and will be deployed to military ships. It can also be used as a testing and training aid for the development, testing and evaluation of laser dazzling and functional destruction techniques.
Meteksan Savunma Sanayii A.Ş., which will implement the project, develops and produces national, independent and original, high-tech products and electronic systems for the Turkish Armed Forces and other security forces in the defense industry sector. Operating in 6 main areas, including radar systems, perimeter surveillance systems, laser and electro-optical systems, communication systems, underwater acoustic systems and platform simulators, Meteksan Defense is Turkey's; It is involved in platform projects such as national ships, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, and in many critical projects such as the development of anti-tank and air defense missile systems. Radar systems, perimeter surveillance radars, drone defense systems, altimeters, data links of tactical and strategic missile systems, sonar systems, underwater early warning and communication systems and training simulators for helicopters and UAVs are the main original and national products developed by Meteksan Defense. are products.