Turkish defense company Aselsan has delivered its upgraded electronic attack system, the ILGAR Combat Electronic Warfare System, to the Turkish Armed Forces (Turk Silahl? Kuvvetleri, TSK). The ILGAR system has been developed for electronic warfare and that with its “national software and hardware infrastructure,” it provides security forces a great tactical advantage. At the beginning of December 2021, a 700 million lira and 85 million dollar electronic warfare project contract was signed between ASELSAN and the Turkish Defense Industry Presidency. The cost of the contract signed with the current dollar rate (1 USD = 13.66 Turkish Liras) is 1 billion 861 million Turkish Liras. In the PDP (Public Disclosure Platform) notification made by ASELSAN,
The ILGAR is carried on a 4×4 Armored Cabin TTA (Tactical Wheeled Vehicle) developed by Turkish automotive company BMC. BMC 5 Ton Armored 285 (4×4) Tactical Wheeled Vehicle offers a high protection solution for different superstructure options with its armored cab. Vehicle is capable of reaching to a speed of 90 km/h thanks to its 6-cylinder turbo diesel engine. Standing out with high level of maneuverability, the vehicle also can climb slopes of up to 60%, and move on side-slopes of up to 30%. The combat electronic warfare system was developed for electronic attacks on target communication systems communicating in different frequency bands. The ILGAR can be deployed to prevent and delay the communication of target bands or help provide friendly troops the tactical upper hand by transmitting false information.
Aselsan previously delivered similar types of electronic warfare systems to the army, including the MILKAR-4A2 high-frequency jamming system, SANCAK. Open sources thus suggested that the upgraded MILKAR-3A3 V/UHF (Very / Ultra High Frequency) Jamming System developed for electronic attack operations against V/UHF frequency band communication systems were named ILGAR. Aselsan (Askeri Elektronik Sanayi, Military Electronic Industries) is a Turkish defense corporation headquartered in Ankara, Turkey. Its main operating area is research, development and manufacture of advanced military products for air, land and maritime forces. The company is one of the major contractors of Turkish Armed Forces.