Turkey’s ‘copy S-400’ air defense system is about to reach combat status

Turkey recently successfully tested the “copy S-400” air defense system called Siper, marking an important stage before putting it into combat.

Turkish-made Siper is called an “S-400 copy” air defense system when it applies some technology of Russian weapons, Ankara’s missile hit the target at a high altitude in the test. most recent experience.

In the test, the search radar, fire control center and EIRS missile launcher developed by Aselsan company were tested for the first time and gave very positive results.

So far, there are no details about the structure of the Siper complex as Aselsan avoids sharing information, but after the last test, experts have somewhat figured out the configuration.

The Siper complex includes a command center, fire control radar, guard radar, self-propelled launcher, missile interceptor, communication station, communication equipment, maintenance, repair tools repair and training simulation components.

Turkey’s Siper air defense and missile defense system has a distributed architecture that provides long-range air attack protection for strategic facilities against enemy ambushes. through planes and rockets.

The Turkish-made Siper anti-aircraft missile complex has good combat capabilities at both high, medium, and low altitudes, stable operation in harsh weather conditions, suitable for high-intensity warfare.

This air defense missile system allows command control integration with a variety of tactical data link formats, including the Radar Network Management System (RADNET) and the Air Force Information System (HvBS).

After the contract was signed between SSB and Aselsan enterprises according to the needs of the Turkish Air Force Command, long-range search radar (UMAR) and multi-function fire control radar (CFAKR) with mechanical system structure high dynamics are being developed.

Both UMAR and CFAKR are new generation radars with the most advanced active electronically scanned array (AESA) antenna architecture, capable of digital beamforming.

The aforementioned radars can use meteorological data to increase detection and tracking performance, and their AESA architecture and modular design offer low maintenance costs and combat readiness. high.

UMAR is derived from the TEIRS radar. The CFAKR radar antenna, on the other hand, can be used in an area mode with 360-degree coverage, by rotating or combining multiple radios to angles that create closed coverage.

As a fire control radar, the CFAKR can track multiple targets with sufficient sensitivity to guide the system’s missiles to accurately destroy them. even at long range.

At the same time, thanks to the multifunctional structure, the aforementioned weapon can also perform the role of searching the area in case of need. The CFAKR radar is mounted on a 6×6 tactical vehicle chassis, which can be easily moved on complex terrains.

With its compact design, the CFAKR radar can be easily transported over long distances by folding and the time to switch to combat readiness is very quick.

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