Aselsan Creating New Air Defense System

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Aselsan Creating New Air Defense System
Nokta Air Defense (NHS) System concept @Turkish media

Turkey’s Aselsan is developing Nokta Air Defense (NHS) System consisting of both missile and cannon components, local media reported.

Photos of the newly developed system were shared on social media.

According to the information obtained by; the name of this system is the Point Air Defense (NHS) System. The missiles seen in the NHS System are the land-launched version of the GÖKDOĞAN Oversight Air-Air Missile (BVRAAM) developed by TÜBİTAK-SAGE. On the other hand, the system includes the GÖKER 35mm Multi-Purpose Weapon System.

The NHS System includes the AKR Fire Control Radar developed by ASELSAN with a range of 80 kilometers. In addition, around the 8×8 vehicle, which is the carrier element of the Nokta Air Defense System, there are AESA Radars that will perform target detection.

On the other hand, the vehicle in question has an 'autonomous' structure, just like the Autonomous HİSAR-A+. In other words, it can engage alone, without the need for any additional elements. The system is expected to have a maximum effective range of 30-40km against air elements with GÖKDOĞAN Missiles. NHS will also be able to engage in very low-altitude air targets, thanks to the air defense cannon it contains.

With the NHS System, Turkey will have developed a system similar to the Russian Federation's Pantsir Air Defense System. However, it can already be said that the NHS System will be more effective thanks to the radar systems it contains and the GÖKDOĞAN Missile.

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