Turkey's Roketsan to display domestic Kaan missile at IDEF'17

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ISTANBUL
Published 27.04.2017 01:49
Updated 27.04.2017 02:12

Turkey's major weapons manufacturer and defense contracting company ROKETSAN's domestic KAAN missile and weapon system, which pioneered Turkey's national missile and rocket programs, will be displayed for the first time at the 13th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) to be held at the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center on May 9-12.

ROKETSAN will be one of the biggest surprises featured at IDEF 2017, where the latest technological products of the Turkish defense industry will be showcased.

Measuring 610 milimeters in diameter, the KAAN missile which was developed and produced by ROKETSAN provides excellent fire support to maneuvering units by creating timely, accurate and effective fire and opening intense firing capabilities on high priority targets in all weather and terrain conditions, day and night.

The KAAN missile will be able to shoot targets precisely thanks to its inertial guidance system supported by a Global Positioning System (GPS). It can be stored, transported and launched as an in-pod missile configuration, placed in an insulated pod.

The launching of the missile can be carried out from other platforms with an interface suitable for integration with the ROKETSAN-produced KAAN weapon system.

KAAN creates a deterrent force with its long range and ability to fire intensively. In addition to standard tactical tasks in supporting a maneuvering unit, the KAAN weapon system can take on a number of crucial tasks with a wide range of uses ranging from peacekeeping operations to fire attacks.

Thanks to its high-tech navigational and automatic orienting systems, it successfully implements the "shoot-and-scoot" tactic. For this purpose, it includes a navigation system and automatic operating system integrated with the weapons management system.

The weapon system is equipped with the mechanical, electrical and electronic subsystems required for activities such as preparation, planning, commissioning, ballistic calculation and orientation for execution of a shooting mission. The system can be designed in different versions depending on the user's logistics, infrastructure and case-by-case needs, including tools, radio, a power system, a navigational system and more, in different brands and models.

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