The integration of national IFF Short/Long Range Interrogators, which were procured as part of the Identification Friend or Foe System (IFF MOD-5) Project carried out by the Ministry of National Defense and Turkish Land Forces Command as well as ASELSAN, into ATILGAN/ZIPKIN air defense platforms is conducted by ASELSAN. An ATILGAN and a ZIPKIN Systems’ ground and flight tests were held in Konya as part of the integration activities.
Ground tests were performed with the participation of the relevant staff from the Air Force Academy in Konya on July 1-3. The ground tests were successfully completed in all MODs, especially MOD-4 and MOD-5. National IFF Interrogator Mobile Test Station developed by ASELSAN. were also used.
Flight tests were performed with the participation of Land Forces Command, Air Defense Academy and Army Aviation Command at Konya Air Force Academy on July, 8-9. The tests were successfully completed in all MODs, particularly MOD-4 and MOD-5. In addition, Sikorsky S-70 helicopter, whose National IFF Responder Integration has been completed by ASELSAN, was used in flight tests.
As part of the agreement, the deliveries of all National IFF S/M Range Interrogator were completed. Serial installation integration activities of the systems to ATILGAN and ZIPKIN platforms continue.