IDEF 2017 Special Coverage Chapter 1: Noteworthy New Products at IDEF 2017
“Noteworthy New Products at IDEF 2017” titled part of the article series published in the 40th, 41st and 42nd issues of MSI TDR, including news and assesments on IDEF 2017 is here:
Another product showcased by FİGES was the Telescopic Mast System (MAST).
Having developed a three-dimensional printer product family for additive manufacturing applications, FİGES displayed one of the members of this family, the FLS 110, at the exhibition.
The open area of ASELSAN’s stand featured a prototype developed by the company for the Development of Anti-Tank Defence Capabilities for M60T Tanks (FIRAT-M60T) Project.
ASELSAN took part in the exhibition with the largest stand ever seen at an IDEF event. ASELSAN’s stand covered a total area of 4,901 square metres, comprising a closed area of 4,161 square metres and an open area of 740 square metres. ASELSAN showcased more than 300 products and systems on this stand, featuring many tens of products that are being displayed for the first time.
Products showcased by ASELSAN at the exhibition include the TUFAN Rail Gun (left) and the KORHAN remote controlled turret and armoured vehicle (right).
Showcased by AYESAŞ at the exhibition, the New Generation Operator Console can be used both on naval and land platforms. As part of the New Generation Operator Console’s introduction, AYESAŞ used virtual reality applications to create animations of a surface platform.
BMC showcased the most up-to-date version of its AMAZON vehicle, in a configuration integrated with a TÜBİTAK-developed laser system.
Showcasing its KİRPİ vehicle equipped with various payloads, such as the remote controlled robotic arm, the remote-controlled weapon station and the acoustic fire detection system, BMC showed that the vehicle can, beyond the role of a personnel carrier, be also used as a mission vehicle.
Developed for urban operations, the PARS İZCİ was one of the vehicles to stand out at the FNSS stand, owing to its remarkable appearance.
The FNSS KAPLAN product family continues its development with the KAPLAN 30. Having launched the KAPLAN 20 at IDEF 2017, FNSS developed the KAPLAN 30 by taking user requests into account.
At the FNSS stand, visitors to the exhibition had the opportunity to see the KAPLAN MT medium weight tank in the flesh.
FNSS showcased both the 8×8 and 6×6 variants of the PARS III.
For visitors to IDEF 2017, FNSS showcased the two man version of the TEBER turret. At IDEF 2015, the company had featured the unmanned version.
The simulator developed by HAVELSAN for the T-129 ATAK helicopter illustrates the company’s strong position in simulation systems.
HAVELSAN introduced the Cyber Defence Technology Centre (SİSATEM) together with the cyber security products it has developed there.
Katmerciler emphasises that its Armoured Ambulance is distinctive, being the first vehicle to be designed and produced, from the onset, for this specific purpose (meaning that it is not a vehicle initially designed for other purposes and later converted to an ambulance).
With the collaboration between Katmerciler and ASELSAN, HIZIR is set to become Turkey’s first hybrid vehicle.
One of the surprises at the exhibition was the showcasing of Katmerciler’s unmanned weapon system, the Remote Controlled Weapon Platform (UKAP).
Meteksan Defence is preparing to add the Automatic Take-off and Landing System (OKİS) to its millimetre wave technology-using product family, which started with the MİLDAR.
Meteksan Defence’s Retinar product family continues to develop with the Retinar OPUS.
The dry-end component of the sonar, developed by the Turkish Naval Forces Command (TNFC) and industrialised by Meteksan Defence, was featured on the TNFC’s stand.
The Truck-Mounted Howitzer (KMO), developed by the General Directorate of Military Factories (AFGM) and ASELSAN partnership, serves as an example of the collaborations the AFGM will engage in the coming period with companies in the industry.
Nurol Makina showcased the personnel carrier version of the EJDER KUNTER with an integrated TEPEGÖZ UAV system.
Nurol Makina has revamped its ILGAZ vehicle to create the ILGAZ II. The vehicle has already been sold to a foreign customer.
With its modularity, Nurol Makina’s NMS is set to bring a breath of fresh air to the land vehicles industry.
Developing the Asymmetric Warfare Tank (AHT) version of the ALTAY tank, Otokar has once again demonstrated its innovativeness.
With MIZRAK S 30, Otokar transfers the capabilities of the MIZRAK turret to 6×6 vehicles.
Otokar developed the armoured, single-cabin version of the URAL to enable the supply of essential materials, such as fuel, food and water, to units deployed in dangerous and high-risk areas.
The KHAN Missile System developed by ROKETSAN once again demonstrated its capabilities with the fire test performed on the final day of the exhibition.
ROKETSAN’s MAM-C, which is based on the CİRİT missile, will move forward on the path laid by MAM-L.
The ALPAGU fixed-wing autonomous tactical attack UAV, showcased at STM’s stand, is deployed using a launcher.
In addition to executing reconnaissance and surveillance operations, STM’s KARGU autonomous tactical multi-rotor attack UAV can also be used for eliminating identified targets.
STM’s LAGARİ high-resolution observation microsatellite offers a minimum service life of two years.
A single operator can use STM’s TOGAN autonomous rotary-wing reconnaissance UAV system.
TEI showcased the engine it has developed as part of the Operative UAV Engine Development Project.
With the radar-guided Bozdoğan and the infrared-guided Gökdoğan air-to-air missiles, TÜBİTAK SAGE seeks to complete the missing members of its wide-ranging product family for aircraft.
With the PUSAT, a vehicle indigenously developed down to its engine and transmission, TÜMOSAN seeks to offer a solution that is not subject to export restrictions.
TÜMOSAN demonstrated that the engine, transmission and powertrain of a military vehicle can all be developed indigenously.
Tests concerning the ANKA UAV’s ammunition-carrying capacity were announced to the press shortly before the exhibition. At TAI’s stand, the ANKA UAV was showcased both with the ammunition payload and the SAR radar and electro-optic sensor payload.
Continuing its development since IDEF 2015, HÜRKUŞ greeted visitors with its armed C variant.
Showcasing the first prototype of the T625 it developed, as part of the Helicopter Development Program, TAI demonstrates the progress made in this project.
As part of its efforts to make the KARAYEL a product family, Vestel Defence developed the KARAYEL-SU, which features a broader wingspan and has longer endurance.
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