Turkish Armed Forces Receive Aselsan Kalkan II Air Defense Radars

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Turkish firm Aselsan has completed delivery of 11 Kalkan II air defense radars to the armed forces.

The contract for 19 radars was finalized in 2016. Of this, 11 have been delivered to the military, Defenceturk.net reported Monday.

KALKAN is a three dimensional radar system for low and medium range air defense mission operations. Benefiting from its electronic scanning capability in elevation and multi-beam architecture, the radar enables fast and accurate detection and tracking of low altitude air targets in three dimensions, providing the air picture for the command & control system.

The radar can track multiple targets accurately, adding classification and identification information to each target track. The system employs a phased array antenna with multi-beam architecture optimized for search and track functions. KALKAN is a compact and easy-to-use standalone radar system with sensor on a trailer towed by a tactical truck.

KALKAN can send target and jammer reports to Command Control Systems over its radio and can receive commands from the C2 system. KALKAN-II is currently the main radar of the Turkish Armed Forces’ mobile Air Defense Early Warning and Command Control System (HERİKKS) and Medium Altitude Air Defense Missile System (HİSAR-O).