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Turkish Navy gets new Meteksan 35 GHz RCS Measurement System


In line with the projects carried out by Turkish company Meteksan Defence in the field of radar systems, the agreement for design and develop of "35 GHz Radar Cross Section (RCS) Measurement System" for Turkish Navy was signed on July 13, 2018, between Turkish Navy Research Center Command (ARMERKOM) and Meteksan Defence Industry Inc.


Turkish Navy gets new Meteksan 35 GHz RCS Measurement System 925 001 Alaca 35 GHz RCS measurement system (Picture source: Meteksan)


The acceptance tests of ALACA 35 GHz RCS Measurement System, developed within the scope of the agreement, were successfully completed by Meteksan Defence and the system is delivered in December 2019 to Turkish Navy. ALACA will be used for; measurement of the RCS of the naval platforms which is an important parameter in protection from guided missiles and fire control radars, for improvement of the millimetre wave RCS of the existing or newly designed platforms and for measurement of the RCS of countermeasure decoy used for the deception of guided missiles likely to target naval platforms. In addition, Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) capability of ALACA will allow the creation of ISAR images of naval platforms. With these functions, ALACA will be a critical system for the survival of the Turkish Navy’s combat platforms.

Meteksan Defence operates in six main areas; radar systems, perimeter surveillance systems, laser and electro-optic systems, communication systems, underwater acoustic systems and platform simulators, takes important roles in Turkey's main platform projects, such as corvettes, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and missile systems.

The main indigenous products developed by Meteksan Defence include radar systems for helicopters and UAVs, perimeter surveillance radars for border and critical facility security, data links for missiles and UAVs, sonar systems and training simulators.