Turkish defense company Aselsan will meet the Pakistani Naval Forces’ countermeasure system needs against torpedo missiles with its domestically developed system. With the purchase, Pakistan becomes the second country after Indonesia to use the Zargana, which is the first and only system developed in Turkey and superior than its counterparts worldwide. The Zargana Anti-Torpedo Countermeasure System for submarines was developed by the defense company for foreign purchasers as a different version of the domestic system. The system Pakistan is set to buy will also be adapted to the country’s Khalid (Agosta 90B)-class diesel-electricsubmarines. Aselsan has also supplied the Zoka system to Indonesia for the service’s Nagapasa (Chang Bogo)-class submarines. Zargana System uses Zoka Acoustic jammers and decoys.
The Zargana provides the highest level of defense against torpedoes with its autonomous operation and quick reaction time and can be integrated into operator-controlled inputs or submarine systems that provide real-time data. The countermeasure tactics of the system include evasive maneuvering, different deployment patterns and acoustic jammers/decoys. After detecting and classifying the threat, the system determines the most appropriate avoidance tactic against torpedoes targeting submarines while taking into account environmental conditions with real-time data provided by the submarine. Acoustic jammers deployed by the system prevent the torpedo from detecting the submarine’s location, while acoustic decoys imitate the submarine and deceive the torpedo. The missile and launcher system has up to 24 different launcher cells, single or salvo firing with high reliability and fireproofing properties.