More Steady, Turkish Military Tests Locally Made SIPER Long-Range Missile Defense System

More Steady, Turkish Military Tests Locally Made SIPER Long-Range Missile Defense System
Turkish Military Tests Locally Made SIPER Long-Range Missile Defense System

Ankara - Turkey's defense industry is one of the driving forces in increasing Ankara's military power. Various weapons systems have been successfully developed by the Turkish defense industry and recently Turkey conducted a test-fire of the SIPER long-range missile defense system.

SIPER which is a long-range missile defense system developed locally by Turkey. During testing, this Long Range Missile Defense System hit targets at an altitude of 26,000 feet.

During the test, the search radar, fire control center and EIRS-based missile launch system developed by Aselsan were tested for the first time. The tests were carried out in an integrated mode as Turkey's defense communications systems were actively used.

More Steady, Turkish Military Tests Locally Made SIPER Long-Range Missile Defense System
The SIPER Long-Range Missile Defense System

Until now, there is no detailed information regarding the SIPER structure. Aselsan avoided sharing it, but after a final test, it became clear that SIPER consisted of:

  1. Fire control center
  2. Fire control radar
  3. Radar search
  4. Missile launch system/missile transport system
  5. Full launch missile
  6. Communication station
  7. Communication transmission device
  8. Maintenance
  9. Repair tools
  10. Training simulator components

Quoted from Bulgarian Military, Turkey's long-range SIPER air and missile defense system provides strategic long-range air defense facilities against enemy attacks and has a distributed architecture. The system has close and long range deployment capabilities, multiple engagements, and continuous fire, inclement weather, ground or air operations.

The new missile system allows for higher command control integration with multiple tactical data links, links to the Radar Network Management System (RADNET) and Air Force Information System (HvBS).

The main features of SIPER are the management and dissemination of information in command control, multiple firing and sequential firing, threat assessment and weapons distribution.

Multiple firing modes (manual, semi-automatic and automatic), automatic diagnostic control, multi-purpose multi-radar fusion, two-way communication with missiles, interface with HvBS, Radnet connection, embedded simulation and much more.

Following the contract signed between SSB and ASELSAN for the needs of the Air Force Command, a long-range search radar (UMAR) and a multi-function fire control radar (CFAKR) with a highly mobile system structure are being developed. Both UMAR and CFAKR are new generation radars with AESA antenna architecture and digital beamforming infrastructure.

Radar can use meteorological data to improve detection and tracking performance, and the AESA architecture and modular design supports the concepts of low maintenance costs and high availability. The UMAR is derived from the TEIRS radar, the CFAKR, on the other hand, is designed in the SÄ°PER system.

The CFAKR antenna can be used in sector mode with 360 degree side coverage by rotating or with the antenna standing. As a fire control radar, it can track multiple targets sensitively enough to guide missile systems on target in long-range combat. At the same time, thanks to its multi-functional structure, it can also perform regional/sector search functions if needed.

In addition to the AESA radar, it also includes a subsystem that provides Mode 5 IFF and missile data path communication. CFAKR is built on a 6x6 tactical vehicle that can easily move on difficult terrain

With its compact design, the CFAKR can be easily transported over long distances by being loaded onto many common carrier platforms. Turkey's defense industry is already developing very well.

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