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Turkey's MURAD radar to fly on Akinci drones by 2023

14th November 2022 - 20:00 GMT | by Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo in Milan

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The Akinci UAV will fly with a MURAD radar installed in 2023 under current plans. (Photo: Baykar Makina)

Aselsan's MURAD radar, which aims to compete with the US AN/APG-83 on the international market, will be integrated on the Akinci drone by early 2023.

Since 2019, Aselsan has been developing the new indigenous MURAD active electronically scanned array (AESA) fire control radar to integrate on the Turkish Air Force’s Akinci UAS, F-16 fighters and the TF-X/National Combat Aircraft (MMU). 

The company foresees it will be able to compete with Northrop Grumman’s AN/APG-83 SABR agile beam radar on the international market.

A functioning MURAD prototype was showcased on 10 November in Ankara by the President of the Defense Industry Agency (SSB), Ismail Demir. 

Speaking to Shephard, a Turkish source close to the matter who attended the event said the prototype system is not completed yet

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Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo is a freelance security and defense reporter based in Milan, Italy. She covers …

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