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IDEF 2017: Turkey frigate radar prepares for live-fire

11th May 2017 - 17:34 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Istanbul


Turkey's indigenously-designed ÇAFRAD multi-function phased array radar, which will be integrated on the navy's upcoming TF-2000 anti-air warfare frigate, will go through live fire trials at sea next year.

For the testing, the Aselsan-developed radar suite will be integrated onto a vessel in 2018 for the firing of Sea Sparrow missiles. The Sea Sparrow is a radar-guided missile that provides ships with a self-defence capability against air and surface threats.

'We will illuminate a target and then fire a Sea Sparrow missile,' explained Kivanc Inan, project manager for naval radars at Aselsan.

Inan told Shephard that the company was currently

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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