Navy's Aksungur has MİLSAR now

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Navy's Aksungur has MİLSAR now
Turkish Defence Industry Agency (DIA) announced that Meteksan Savunma’s Synthetic Aperture Radar (MİLSAR) is integrated into Turkish Aerospace’s (TUSAŞ) Aksungur UAV. The UAV with additional capability is delivered to the Turkish Navy.

MILSAR SAR/MTI UAV Radar is designed to be used on airborne platforms for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, deterrence, and attack operations. It has versatile Moving Target Indication (MTI) for detecting and tracking potential targets and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) modes for high resolution and all weather radar imagery, target classification and ground mapping.Navy

MILSAR detects and tracks potential targets, either small-sized, low-speed or fast-moving objects, even in adverse weather and low visibility conditions, including clouds and fog. MILSAR SAR/MTI Radar could be operated on unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft along with its easy installation feature. This radar system has the same form-fit mechanical interfaces as a standard 15” EO/IR sensor turret to be readily replaced with an EO/IR sensor. In this way, either EO/IR sensor or MILSAR SAR/MTI Radar system can be used according to mission requirements for tactical UAVs, which cannot carry both of them together.

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Furthermore, using MILSAR in conjunction with an EO/IR sensor in a "slew-to-cue" fashion improves the effectiveness of UAV-UCAV joint operations by maximizing UAV broad-area surveillance and increasing UCAV attack capability.

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TurDef has learned that Aksungur has an EO payload in operation, and the integration of MILSAR adds operational capability as predicted. Following the drifting mines that suddenly appeared at the entrance of the Bosphorus, Turkiye started to fly ANKA UAVs over the Black Sea. The ANKA with SAR capability detected the mines on the surface and facilitated the workload.

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