At IDEF 2021, Turkish agency, Meteksan has unveiled its NAZAR (‘Evil Eye’) LETS that gives laser soft-kill functionality in opposition to Electro-optic (EO) and Infrared (IR) guided missiles. The requirement for the system arose from the Turkish Naval Forces. In an effort to present this functionality, the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSM) and Meteksan signed a deal in 2015 to develop a broadband state-of-the-art laser soft-kill functionality in opposition to EO/IR guided missiles to guard important bases and services. EO/IR guided missiles are more and more changing into threats to army bases, ammunition depots and civilian strategic services on account of advancing applied sciences.

The NAZAR Lazer Elektronik Taarruz Sistemi (LETS) has been developed with the power to detect EO and IR guided missiles and to use laser dazzling and soft-kill methods directed in opposition to missiles to neutralize them from lengthy distances. At present that is being examined on land, and Meteksan expects handy it over to the navy this 12 months. Within the second part of the venture, the system shall be trialled on board a warship, with bodily set up and integration into the present fight administration system and EW suite due by 2023. NAZAR has been developed to not solely be efficient in opposition to identified EO/IR guided missiles, but additionally to have reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities.


The NAZAR Anti – Electro-optic/Infra-red Guided Missile System displayed throughout IDEF 2021 Exhibition may also be capable of work in integration with different sensors and programs to extend total effectivity. Within the first stage, NAZAR can be utilized on a land-based cellular platform. Following the Land System growth obligatory modifications shall be made to extend the Anti-ship Missile Protection (ASMD) capabilities of warships and it will likely be deployed to army ships. Individually, Meteksan is engaged on creating a lighter and smaller model of Nazar. This shall be appropriate for set up on smaller platforms resembling quick assault craft.

Meteksan Savunma is a Turkish protection expertise firm, primarily based in Ankara specializing in radar programs, perimeter surveillance programs, laser and electro-optic programs, communication programs, underwater acoustic programs and simulators. It’s a part of Bilkent Holding, a big conglomerate funded by Bilkent College, which is Turkey’s fifteenth largest industrial group, and privately held. Meteksan is without doubt one of the suppliers of the Turkish Armed Forces, and has been concerned in initiatives resembling missile protection programs, assault helicopters, UAVs, corvettes and underwater weapons programs.