NAZAR Laser Electronic Attack System delivered to Turkish Navy

NAZAR Laser Electronic Attack System delivered to Turkish Navy

Baku. TurkicWorld:

The Laser Electronic Strike System (LETS), developed by Meteksan Defense as part of the NAZAR Project, has been taken into the inventory of the Turkish Naval Forces Command.

For a long time, the Turkish Naval Forces had been conducting studies to destroy missiles with electro-optical seeker heads such as TV, IR, IIR, etc. with lasers, reports TurkicWorld.

In November 2007, the Naval Forces Research Centre Command established the Laser Glint Detection System (LAPTES) model, and conducted the first laser-based electro-optical sensor detection study in the Naval Forces Command.

This was followed by the first sniper scope detection with a laser-based system (November 29, 2007), the first submarine periscope detection (October 21, 2009) and the first LAPTES prototype production (March 19, 2009).

On October 3, 2012, the first laser electronic attack test was conducted on a guided projectile in the inventory.

As a result of this work, the NAZAR Laser Electronic Attack System Project was initiated by the Presidency of Defence Industries and the Turkish Naval Forces Command on April 4, 2016.

The Laser Electronic Attack System, or LETS, developed within the scope of the NAZAR Project, which was carried out under the main contractorship of Meteksan Defence, was integrated into the TCG GÖKOVA (F-496) Frigate on November 1, 2018.

Thus, for the first time, the Turkish Naval Forces has put into use a LETS with this feature.

In addition, it should be noted that Türkiye has become one of the three countries in the world to produce Laser ETS.

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