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IDEF 2015: Akkor protection system going active

8th May 2015 - 06:45 GMT | by Tim Fish in Istanbul


The Akkor active protection system (APS) from Aselsan is moving towards entry into service, with a contract award due from the Turkish SSM in June.

At the IDEF exhibition in Istanbul, Kadir Karsli, project manager for Akkor at Aselsan, told Shephard that the system, which is currently being tested, was due to be fitted to the Altay MBT from 2018.

Since the Akkor programme started in 2009, development has been internally funded by Aselsan. Karsli said that the SSM contract will allow the system to complete more trials, achieve the required technology readiness level (TRL) and then proceed to a

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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