Undersecretariat of Defense Industry (SSM) announced a new development with a press release today. SSM and Anadolu Yönlendirmiş Enerji Teknolojileri A.Ş. signed the “Electromagnetic Gun System Field Prototype Procurement Project Contract” signed by the Undersecretariat of Defense Industry. Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, OSTİM Chairman Orhan Aydın, OSTİM Savunma ve Havacılık Kümelenmesi (OSSA) officials and sector representatives attended. Undersecretary Demir said that the electromagnetic launch system is among the critical technologies for the future, and that few countries in the world are currently working on this system.
Demir stated that the ammunition launched by this energy had a very high kinetic energy and hypersonic speed and that the target was also destroyed by shooting with this high energy, indicating that the guns using gunpowder, fuel or explosives in the classical weapons and that electrical energy was used instead of them in the electromagnetic gun system.
Undersecretary Prof. Dr. Demir; “The biggest advantage of this technology is that the shooting costs are cheap. To be effective in missile range with cannon shot cost. It is very fast and effective because it has hypersonic speeds. ” Demir, stated the first time in 2013, a 100 percent national and nationally developed by the private sector, a prototype close to the test shot was made, “We aim to turn this prototype system into a weapons system platform that our security forces will use. It is also gratifying that this project and other institutions continue to work at the same time. “
In project scope; Demir, who stated that the aim of the system is to see the field performance, to contribute to the works related to the weapons system and to use it in the possible operations. Today, in order to supply a prototype in the laboratory environment with similar features in line with this purpose, Anadolu Yönlendirmiş Enerji Teknolojileri A.Ş. signed a contract with.