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​IDEF 2017: Turkey joins railgun club

9th May 2017 - 15:11 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Istanbul

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Turkish electronic specialists Aselsan are showcasing a new railgun concept at this year's IDEF exhibition in Istanbul, which may lead to a fully-developed system in the next decade.

Known as the 'Tufan' (Turkish for storm), the railgun could be integrated onto several platforms including vessels or ground vehicles, as well as be used as a static weapon system on land. It could be utilised for indirect/direct fire missions against ground and naval targets or be used as an anti-aircraft weapon.

An Aselsan spokesperson told Shephard that the project was still in the research and development phase, with the company testing

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

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