In cooperation with ASELSAN-FNSS, the modernization of the first prototype Armoured Combat Vehicle (ACV) was completed and driving and shooting tests were carried out.
Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir shared on his official Twitter account that firing tests were carried out in the modernization of the first prototype Armoured Combat Vehicle(ACV) in the Armored Combat Vehicle Modernization Project initiated for the Turkish Land Force Command. Demir in statement,
“Within the concext of our Armoured Combat Vehicle Modernization Project, which we launched for the Land Forces Command, Vehicle Driving and firing tests were successfully carried out on the preliminary prototype Armoured COmbat Vehicle(ACV), which was completed in cooperation with ASELSAN – FNSS Defence.
Within the scope of the project, 133 ACV will be equipped with modern weapons systems and high-tech mission equipment with domestic and original solutions, and their service life will be extended.”
ARMOURED COMBAT VEHICLE-ACV MODERNIZATION PROJECT
Within the scope of the Armoured Combat Vehicle Modernization Project, the ASELSAN Main Contractor will carry out the renovation and improvement activities of the Armoured Combat Vehicle, 25 mm NEFER Weapon Turret, Laser Warning System, Close Range Surveillance System, Driver Vision System, Direction Finding and Navigation System, Commander, Gunner, Personnel and Driver Dashboards will be integrated.
Within the scope of the project, maintenance and repair activities will be carried out on the ACV platforms by the subcontractor FNSS, the Air Conditioning System, Heating System, Fire Extinguishing and Explosion Suppression System subsystems will be integrated into the platforms, and armor and mine protection levels will be increased.
PULAT APS and robotization package for ACV-15 by ASELSAN
While carrying out a number of projects to satisfy the current needs of Turkish Armed Forces, ASELSAN, which is the locomotive of Turkish defense industry, also prepares for the future of the Force.
Discerning the needs of combat environment in advance as well as swiftly responding to the current combat environment ASELSAN had exhibited the preliminary example of this during the Operation Euphrates Shield. Based on the package created for the Leopard 2 NG Project, ASELSAN presented a quick solution in order for M60T tanks to adapt to asymmetrical combat environment.
During the operations in Syria, it was noticed that apart from the tanks in the TAF inventory, ACV-15 Armoured Combat Vehicle (ACV) should be modernized. Considering the importance of this need, ASELSAN as the prime contractor and FNSS as the subcontractor signed an agreement.
In the project, ASELSAN will present NEFER 25mm weapon system it developed exclusively for armoured combat vehicles for the need of Turkish Land Forces Command. In addition, the company incumbent on the system as the prime contractor and will integrate the ASELSAN systems, developed for ALTAY Project and integrated within the scope of M60 FIRAT Project as well as other various subsystems armour, protective coating, mine protectio, Automatic Fire Extinguishing System, Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear System, Air Conditioning from other stakeholders.
Within the scope of the project, ASELSAN will conduct technology demonstration studies on unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) applications and PULAT Active Protection System (APS) integration with fundamental resources. The ACV modernization project has prominent role as it is incumbent upon the management of the activities regarding ASELSAN’s armoured vehicles.
Besides, Presidenct of Defense Industries Department of Land Platforms has a high level of awareness in the fact that ASELSAN should allocate more resources and effort to build the necessary infrastructure particularly for heavy class UGV in line with the expectation that, in the forthcoming days, unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) will shift.