ROKETSAN YALMAN Weapon Tower Proves Itself In The Field

ROKETSAN YALMAN Weapons Tower Proves Itself On The Field
ROKETSAN YALMAN Weapon Tower Proves Itself In The Field

Developed by ROKETSAN and integrated into the FNSS KAPLAN-10 STA, the YALMAN gun turret proved itself in the field. In the post of the TR Ministry of National Defense regarding the response to the attacks on Karakamış district and Köprübatı Border Post, it is seen that shooting was made from the YALMAN weapon tower with mast-mounted electro optics targeting. While it is not clear which missile was used, it is considered to be a UMTAS missile because it hit the target from above (top-attack) in the final stage. YALMAN can use UMTAS, L-UMTAS, OMTAS and CİRİT missiles.

At the IKA ART event held at FNSS facilities, Defense Turk was informed that the verification tests and deliveries of the YALMAN weapon system integrated KAPLAN STA will begin in late 2021 or 2022. Although ROKETSAN has been working on integration for a while, there was a delay of nearly 19 year in the project due to the Covid-1 pandemic. In January 2022, images of YALMAN's tests were shared by ROKETSAN and the Ministry of National Defense.

YALMAN/KMC gun turret developed by Roketsan; It has a modular structure that can be applied to land and sea platforms and allows the use of different ammunition in the same tower. YALMAN, which is currently used in the ULAQ unmanned sea vehicle and integrated into the Burak class corvettes for test purposes; UMTAS will be able to use CİRİT and SUNGUR missiles. In addition, work continues on the integration of a 7.62mm machine gun into the weapon system.

YALMAN; It stands out as a special solution developed for launching Laser and Infrared Imaging Seeker (IIR) guided missiles with its high mobility, 360° rotation feature and stabilized turret system that can be controlled from within the vehicle. Thanks to its stabilized turret, the turret provides the ability to fire on the move up to 40 km/h, and it can carry out reconnaissance and surveillance activities up to a range of 20 km with the mast-mounted electro-optic system that comes with it.

Compared to the existing UKTK, which is lighter and has a lower payload, YALMAN can be seen as a solution that exploits the potential for higher load capacity palletized platforms such as KAPLAN-10. In addition to higher firepower, the simultaneous use of different types of missiles and the integration of new weapons into the system from time to time put it in a different position in terms of modularity and operational flexibility.

Source: defenceturk

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