The primary Aselsan Gokdeniz naval close-in weapon system (CIWS) destined for the Turkish Navy has been built-in into the lead Istanbul (TF-100)-class frigate following the completion of its manufacturing facility acceptance check (FAT). First-of-class ?stanbul is underneath development on the Istanbul Shipyard Command and is deliberate to be commissioned within the final quarter of 2023. The FAT milestone follows the profitable completion of shipborne firing checks in Might 2022. First unveiled on the Worldwide Defence Trade Honest 2019 (IDEF 2019) in Istanbul, it’s derived from the Korkut tracked SP anti-aircraft land system.

GOKDENIZ 35 mm Twin Barrel Shut-in Weapon System (CIWS) manufactured by Aselsan (Askeri Elektronik Sanayi). The system’s main goal is to defend in opposition to sea skimming anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial autos and different precision guided weapons. It may also be employed in opposition to typical and rotary-wing plane, floor ships, small water-crafts, coastal targets and floating mines. The GOKDENIZ advanced together with Aselsan ATOM 35mm airburst ammunition is a CIWS variant of KORKUT Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun. ASELSAN designs, develops and manufactures trendy digital methods for army and industrial clients in Turkey and overseas.

GOKDENIZ 35 mm Twin Barrel Shut-in Weapon System (CIWS)

Every GOKDENIZ platform carries a variant of Oerlikon 35 mm twin cannon, manufactured underneath licence by MKEK. The Oerlikon GDF or Oerlikon 35 mm twin cannon is a towed anti-aircraft gun made by Oerlikon Contraves (now Rheinmetall Air Defence AG). The CIWS can hearth as much as 1100 rounds a minute as much as an efficient vary of 4 km. The system with the Computerized Linkless Ammunition Feed Mechanism permits loading each HEI and Airburst Ammunition on the identical time and switching between ammunition sorts as wanted. The cannons can hearth several types of 35×228 mm NATO-standard ammunitions together with Aselsan made ATOM 35mm airburst ammunition.

ATOM 35mm airburst ammunition ejects tungsten pellets at a predetermined distance. It’s a sensible ammunition which has a base fuse. Along with the power of exact time counting and the aptitude of being programmed throughout firing by taking muzzle velocity into consideration mechanically units the fuse to detonate the spherical because it approaches a pre-set distance from the goal. While a single pellet is just too small to do main harm in itself, the buildup of harm from a number of strikes is designed to destroy wings and management surfaces, sensors and aerodynamics, inflicting the goal to crash. ATOM 35mm is resistant in opposition to electromagnetic jamming.