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Turkey began testing a domestic fire control system for tanks

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Turkey continues to make attempts to get rid of foreign dependence in the supply of components and technologies for the production of its own military equipment. The head of the Directorate of the Defense Industry of Turkey Ismail Demir announced the next Turkish development.


According to a tweet by Demir, Turkey has developed its own fire control system for tanks and has already started testing it. The system called VOLKAN-M was developed by the Turkish company Aselsan, tests are carried out on M60TM tanks.

At the moment, the system has been tested in several firing modes, tests are ongoing. According to the plans of the developers, testing of VOLKAN-M should be completed by the end of this year. In the future, the system will be installed on T60TM tanks, as well as the Leopard II A4 with an installed turret from the Altay tank, the so-called "Altay kuleli Leopard 2A4 tankı" project.


But the problems with foreign components for the Altay MBT developed in Turkey have not yet been resolved, which does not allow the tank to be put into mass production and put into service with the Turkish army. Attempts to obtain a German engine were unsuccessful, and not all is well with the South Korean engine. Recently, information has appeared about the beginning of the development of its own engine, when it is not known when serial samples will appear, it is currently undergoing bench tests.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 5 May 2021 11: 07
    +1
    Turkey began testing a domestic fire control system for tanks
    Everything is logical ... oh yes, and what is their domestic MBT ???
    1. Anzhey V.
      Anzhey V. 5 May 2021 11: 22
      +4
      Turkey has domestically produced light tanks. For them, the new LMS may also be relevant, why not?
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 5 May 2021 11: 28
        0
        Everything is logical, light is so light.
    2. Intruder
      Intruder 5 May 2021 12: 28
      0
      oh yes, and what is their domestic MBT?
      The main thing is not what it is outside, and even what kind of weapons it has from which manufacturer and MTO with the base chassis, but what kind of "brains" and sighting systems are there, and "brick" or "scrap" can also be thrown with various "hands" (ways ), but these "brains" are the same, everyone has different ones, hence the accuracy and combat effectiveness will be different ... laughing
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 5 May 2021 12: 38
        +1
        So it’s not a tanker, BUT, the barrels are at the memory, I had to clean and change !!! what would not be fired into milk, but on target!
        In a gun, a tank, and in general, there are no trifles and unnecessary devices that do not at all affect the combat qualities of equipment / installations ...
        And brains ... yes they are needed EVERYWHERE, the better the BETTER!
    3. svp67
      svp67 5 May 2021 12: 43
      +2
      Quote: rocket757
      ... oh yes, and what is their domestic MBT ???

      Tank "Altai"
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 5 May 2021 12: 46
        +1
        Quote: svp67
        Tank "Altai"

        Yes, yes, but is there a lot of their own in that MBT ???
        I understand that not right away, but they will collect it from OWN .... when?
        1. svp67
          svp67 5 May 2021 12: 47
          +1
          Quote: rocket757
          I understand that not right away, but they will collect it from OWN .... when?

          So they are moving towards it ... great practice
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 5 May 2021 12: 50
            0
            So I wrote that it is LOGICAL!
  2. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 5 May 2021 11: 08
    0
    That is, I understood correctly that Turkey wants to abandon its dependence in terms of weapons and imports? And so he is developing a fire control system for tanks. Aren't there any Turkish tanks yet? Are there American and German ones? what
    1. svp67
      svp67 5 May 2021 12: 45
      +1
      Quote: Murmur 55
      Are there American and German ones?

      Yes. almost it is. Because they have an American-Israeli and a German tank in service. They will begin to install a new system on old machines during modernization work.
  3. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik 5 May 2021 11: 11
    +5
    The M60TM is a very good upgrade from the Israeli Sabra. KAZ, all modern electronic systems, control systems, anti-cumulative armor protection at a high level. An interesting block of optical and laser systems on a telescopic lift. The tank was clearly modernized for the conditions of the fighting in Syria and Iraq.


    The Leopard 2A4 has two modernization options, which one they chose is not available.


    The Turkish Navy company signed an agreement with the South Korean companies Doosan and S&T Dynamics on the supply of DV27K engines and EST15K transmissions for Altay tanks.

    The problem is that the South Korean automatic transmission is not very reliable. Apparently, the Turkish side considers this option as an intermediate one - for the production of the first 250 tanks.
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 5 May 2021 11: 28
      0
      Aha, it is highly reliable on vehicles, not on tanks! fool The problem is in technologies and patents, military technologies belong to third countries, and the South Koreans simply have no right to transfer them to the Turks!
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 5 May 2021 15: 43
      +2
      "An interesting block of optical and laser systems on a telescopic lift." ///
      ---
      A useful thing! good
      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik 5 May 2021 16: 05
        +1
        Yes. They put such blocks on all developed armored vehicles (in the series that they will buy). A very useful thing, it seems to be on Bradley too.


    3. Synoid
      Synoid 6 May 2021 04: 23
      +1
      Well, I'm not sure about a good one, rather they did what they could for little money.
      In fact, the Kurds burned them in bundles.
  4. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 5 May 2021 11: 57
    +2
    The system is assembled from Chinese parts?))) And if tomorrow the Chinese do not sell components, as now Canada and Geyropa?)))
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 5 May 2021 12: 38
      -3
      what if tomorrow the Chinese do not sell the components, like Canada and Geyropa do now?
      then, for low wholesale prices: for Turkish tomatoes and tangerines, they will be asked to buy from the same Chinese, already from the Russian Federation, and deliver the Volga-Dnepr company via the southern borders on board the IL-76 ... wink
      1. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 5 May 2021 17: 55
        +1
        Russia will only help until the moment is beneficial to her. And as soon as it ceases to be profitable, it will stop immediately. This is not a serious foundation, which depends on where the wind blows.
  5. Free wind
    Free wind 5 May 2021 12: 15
    +3
    Altai, quite good tanks. Only the name is alarming.
    1. Sergey Ui
      Sergey Ui 5 May 2021 12: 21
      +3
      It has nothing to do with our Altai. This is in honor of the commander Fakhrettin Altai
    2. Intruder
      Intruder 5 May 2021 12: 35
      0
      Altai, quite good tanks. Only the name is alarming.

      And what if it's not a secret? And such names, such as: "Aglen", "Hashim", "Nepryadva", are not alarming !? wink laughing
    3. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 5 May 2021 17: 57
      +1
      Why are they good? Constructor "crazy hands", assembled from a heap of imported units. One supplier, like the Germans, refuses and fssseeee)))) an excellent tank, with a bobby under the tail.
      1. Intruder
        Intruder 5 May 2021 19: 52
        -2
        One supplier, like the Germans, refuses and fssseeee)))) an excellent tank, to a bobby under the tail.
        exactly, or delays in production and non-fulfillment of the delivery plan for a paid product from an already foreign manufacturer, and also cranks ...!? wink
  6. Earnest
    Earnest 5 May 2021 19: 44
    +1
    Turkey began testing a domestic fire control system for tanks

    Every time I read the word "domestic" in relation to another country and its developments, I internally cringe. All the same, the word "Fatherland" I refer to my Motherland, therefore the phrase "established a domestic system" is interpreted as "established a system of Russian production." For me, there is only one fatherland, so I urge you not to put yourself in the shoes of a foreign citizen / subject when describing certain events, but to call things by their proper names: "Turkey has begun testing its own tank fire control system."
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 5 May 2021 19: 55
      -1
      Still, the word "Fatherland" I refer to my Motherland, therefore the phrase "established a domestic system" I interpret as "established a system of Russian production"

      Hmm, it is beautifully written, only in modern conditions for many, not always the place of residence and field in the passport coincides, and in the death document, also:
      1. Earnest
        Earnest 5 May 2021 20: 17
        0
        I'm just talking about it). What state does he mean by writing the word "domestic", for example, voyaka uh, Intruder, Earnest or Monster_Fat? Why guess when you can write accurately and without ambiguity?
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 5 May 2021 20: 40
          -1
          Which state does he mean by writing the word "domestic", for example, voyaka uh, Intruder, Earnest or Monster_Fat
          I don't know about the rest, citizen chief, what did they mean there or not, but how did I get on this list ... ??? laughing Excuse me, I really wrote about: "domestic" ... something I do not remember this, where ... if you can specify ...!? wink
          1. Earnest
            Earnest 5 May 2021 20: 48
            +1
            This I am hinting at the fact that the network name (nickname) does not show which state is for those who write "fatherland" and which "foreign country". And he took our nicknames just as an example
            1. Intruder
              Intruder 5 May 2021 20: 53
              -1
              Ah!?, Then it's clear .... I'm a little wrong, I'll fix it with a plus sign! ??? laughing