Turkish defense company ASELSAN reported that they have been adapting the Sarp remote weapon station (RWS) with the capability to fire the Atom 40 mm high-velocity airburst munition vehicles in the Turkish Armed Forces inventory. The adaptation of Sarp and an integration kit will allow the RWS to fire the Atom 40 mm munition from Aselsan. Together with an anti-drone system (capable of detecting, tracking UAVs) and remote weapon station, Atom 40 mm offers a kinetic attack capability against mini/micro UAVs. In addition to being installed on a remote weapon station (RWS) on armored fighting vehicles, this system could also be installed on a 40 mm AGL mounted in a tripod-mounted 40 mm automatic grenade launchers (AGL).
ATOM 40 mm High-Velocity Airburst Grenade developed by ASELSAN is smart ammunition that is capable of being programmed to the exact time of detonation while leaving the barrel. ATOM 40 mm High-Velocity Airburst Grenade is programmed via Fire Control Unit which can be integrated to any automatic grenade launcher with just a few modifications to the gun if needed. Fire Control Unit provides the user to see and approve the target, measures the distance to the target, and calculates the time required for the ammunition to airburst. Once fired, the time-programmable fuze starts to count down for detonation at the intended target point. Using a pre-fragmented shell that is optimized for the target set, high hit probability is ensured.
ASELSAN’s SARP remotely operated stabilized weapon platform, combines high-precision reconnaissance capabilities with excellentfirepower to serve tactical needs of the battlefield and protect critical nfrastructures. The compact design of the system proves SARP a perfect match for integration onto tactical vehicles, fixed surveillance posts and towers. Depending on the operational requirements, SARP can be equipped with 12.7 mm machine gun, 40 mm automatic grenade launcher or 7.62 mm machine gun. Through its extensive surveillance and remote control capabilities, SARP enhances situational awareness of the gunner in his proximity while the vulnerability to attacks is decreased drastically.
ASELSAN is a company of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, established in 1975 in order to meet the communication needs of the Turkish Armed Forces by national means. Currently ?74,20% of the shares are owned by the Foundation whereas the remaining 25,8% runs in ?stanbul Borsa stock market. ASELSAN is the largest defense electronics company of Turkey whose capability/product portfolio comprises communication and information technologies, radar and electronic warfare, electro-optics, avionics, unmanned systems, land, naval and weapon systems, air defence and missile systems, command and control systems, transportation, security, traffic, automation and medical systems. Today ASELSAN has become an indigenous products exporting company, investing in international markets through various cooperation models with local partners and listed as one of the top 100 defence companies of the world (Defense News Top 100).