Turkey's Aselsan Developing Anti-missile Countermeasures for KAAN Fighter

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Turkey's Aselsan Developing Anti-missile Countermeasures for KAAN Fighter
Aselsan is developing YILDIRIM-300 for KAAN fighter jet @via Turkish media

Turkey’s Aselsan is developing a Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) System for its upcoming KAAN fighter jet against infrared guided missiles.

With the completion of YILDIRIM-300, KAAN will become the second 5th generation fighter aircraft in the world, after the Su-57, with DIRCM at the final stage, according to SavunmaSanayiST.

YILDIRIM-300 follows the development YILDIRIM-100 DIRCM System which is meant for the defense of helicopters and turbo-prop air platforms against infrared guided missiles.

Key Features of YILDIRIM-100:

  • Multiband laser output
  • Compatibility with UV/IR based Missile Warning Systems
  • Double turret configuration to provide full global protection
  • Fast and precise threat capture and tracking
  • Ability to work under multiple threat scenarios
  • Generating high laser energy on the target
  • Small size and weight, low power consumption
  • High availability, low maintenance and low life cycle cost
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