ATILGAN PMSS

The ATILGAN Pedestal Mounted Air Defense System, designated ATILGAN PMAD is a Turkish self-propelled surface-to-air missile system which provides mobile, short-range air defense protection for ground units against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, low-flying fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters. and for every short range air defense.

ATILGAN PMSS
TypeSelf-propelled anti-aircraft weapon
Mobile air defense missile system
Surface to air missile
Place of originTurkey
Service history
In service2001–present
Used byTurkish Armed Forces
Turkish Naval Forces
Production history
ManufacturerROKETSAN ASELSAN
Produced2001–present
No. built100+
Specifications
Mass15.3 t (33,731 lb)
Length4.863 m (16.0 ft)
Width3.686 m (12.1 ft)
Height2.5 m (8 ft 2.4 in)
Crew2 (Basic), 3 (STC)

Main
armament
4 or 8 FIM-92 Stinger missiles
Secondary
armament
1x 12.7 mm (0.500 in) automatic machine gun
EngineDetroit Diesel 6V53T, 6-cylinder diesel engine
205 kW (275 hp)
Payload capacity8 ready-to-fire Stinger missiles
Suspensiontorsion bar, 5 road wheels
Operational
range
480 km (300 mi)
Maximum speed 67.6 km/h (36.5 kn; 42.0 mph) on land
5.8 km/h (3.1 kn; 3.6 mph) swimming

The ATILGAN was originally developed for the Turkish Armed Forces and is currently used by the Turkish Land Forces. The ATILGAN system was also used by the Turkish Naval Forces.[1]

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HistoryEdit

The ATILGAN Pedestal Mounted Air Defense System, was developed over a period of 12 years. PMAD project, which started needs analysis and conceptual design in 1989; Following the feasibility, configuration determination and development studies, it was launched with a serial production contract signed in 2001. PMAD Systems, which have undergone challenging tests and field trials within the scope of prototype development period and serial production line qualification approval, has achieved great success in all the shots made until today. The PMAD system eliminated two German companies in the tender opened in 2005 and in addition became the choice of the Dutch army.[4][5] PMAD System was launched in two different configurations, ATILGAN and ZIPKIN.

Serial production is still continuing by Aselsan and Roketsan companies. There are 100+ systems in the Turkish Land Forces inventory.[6]

OverviewEdit

The ATILGAN Pedestal Mounted Air Defense System air defense turret mounted on a modified heavy armored/tracked M113A2 vehicle. The turret has two Stinger missile launcher pods, each capable of firing up to 4 fire-and-forget infrared/ultraviolet guided missiles in rapid succession. It is operated with a three-man crew the driver, the gunner and the commander. The main mission of Low Level Air Defense System ATILGAN, is the low level air defense of stationary and moving forward troops, convoys and tactical bases in the battlefield.[7]

General featuresEdit

  • Short Reaction Time.
  • High Hit Capability.
  • Coordinated use with the Command and Control System.
  • 8 km Range.
  • 3 crew.
  • Fire on-the-move capability.
  • 8 ready-to-fire Stinger missiles.
  • Integrated 12.7 mm (0.500 in) automatic machine gun despite self-protection and near air threats.
  • Passive target search and tracking sensors, consisting of thermal and daylight TV cameras.
  • Multi-pulse Laser Range Finder for target distance measurement.
  • Two-axis stabilized turret providing target search, diagnostic tracking and shooting target on the move.
  • Firing Control Computer that provides automation of all system functions.
  • Target identification by IFF providing friendly / unknown distinction for the target.
  • Operable under all weather conditions.
  • Detachable operating panel for remote operation up to 50 m (164 ft).
  • Can be mounted on different carrier platforms, high speed, light and modular turret.[8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Turkey tests mid-range air defense system". www.aa.com.tr. Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  2. ^ "ATILGAN Pedestal Mounted Stinger System | ASELSAN". www.aselsan.com.tr. Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  3. ^ "TURKISH DEFENCE INDUSTRY PRODUCT CATALOGUE". www.ssb.gov.tr. Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  4. ^ tanknutdave.com https://tanknutdave.com/the-turkish-pmads/. Retrieved 2020-03-07. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Hollanda Kraliyet Ordusu Aselsan'la hedefi vurdu". www.hurriyet.com.tr (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  6. ^ millisavunma (2017-03-25). "Atılgan ve Zıpkın Hava Savunma Sistemi". Millisavunma.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  7. ^ millisavunma (2017-03-25). "Atılgan ve Zıpkın Hava Savunma Sistemi". Millisavunma.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  8. ^ "info sheet" (PDF).
  9. ^ millisavunma (2017-03-25). "Atılgan ve Zıpkın Hava Savunma Sistemi". Millisavunma.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-03-07.