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Variants

Korkut

Korkut-D

Role and Mobility Self-Propelled Air Defense Gun; Land-Mobile
Interceptors and Range

35 mm Twin Cannon:

Air Burst Ammunition

Rate of Fire:1,100 Rounds per Minute per Cannon

Range: 4 km

Sensors

3D Search Radar

IFF System

Fire Control Radar

Electro-Optical Sensors

Targets Air-to-Ground Missiles, Cruise Missiles, UAVs, Helicopters, and Fighter Aircraft
Status/Exports Operational; N/A
Designer/Producer ASELSAN/FNSS

Overview

The Korkut is a self-propelled air-defense gun, consisting of an ACV-30 armored combat vehicle with a twin 35 mm cannon system mounted on top.[i]A complete Korkut system is three weapon system vehicles paired with a command and control vehicle, which carries a 3D Search Radar and generates aerial pictures of the local area.[ii]The command and control vehicle is also equipped with an identification, friend or foe (IFF) system and an electro-optical (EO) sensor pod, providing further radar capabilities to the Korkut system.[iii]

The weapon system for the Korkut is a remotely controlled turret mounted to the top of the weapon system vehicle, armed with two 35 mm cannons. Each cannon has can fire 1,100 rounds per minute, using a variety of ammunition including high-explosive incendiary, target practice-tracer, and air burst.[iv]The system has an engagement range of 4 km and is designed for short-range air defense.[v]

There are two variants of the Korkut system:

Korkut: The original system, designed for the Turkish Land Forces.

Korkut-D: A naval variant of the system, consisting of an unmanned gun turret and a mount for a 3D target acquisition and tracking radar. This variant is still being tested.[vi]

Strategic Implications

 The Korkut system is strategically valuable for short-range air defense because of its highly mobile and highly capable design. The system is capable of realizing all the functions of detection, tracking, recognition, identification, and destruction of air targets.[vii]Both the weapon system and command and control vehicles are highly mobile and capable of maneuvering natural obstacles such as river crossings.[viii]The system is also able to fire while moving, making full use of its mobility.

Timeline

May 2018:Live firing test of the Korkut-D system by the Turkish Navy.[ix]

March 2017:Serial production of the Korkut systems began.[x]

May 2016:Turkish Land Forces placed a contract for the production of 40 systems and 13 command post vehicles.[xi]

May 2013:The Korkut system is unveiled at the Defense Exhibition IDEF in Istanbul, Turkey.[xii]

June 2011:Contract for the development of the Korkut vehicle was signed.[xiii]

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    References

    [i]https://www.army-technology.com/projects/korkut-self-propelled-air-defence-gun-system/

    [ii]https://www.armyrecognition.com/turkey_army_artillery_vehicle_weapon_systems_uk/korkut_self-propelled_air_defense_35mm_gun_system_vehicle_technical_data_sheet_specifications_pictures_video_11903175.html

    [iii]https://www.army-technology.com/projects/korkut-self-propelled-air-defence-gun-system/

    [iv]Ibid.

    [v]https://www.armyrecognition.com/turkey_army_artillery_vehicle_weapon_systems_uk/korkut_self-propelled_air_defense_35mm_gun_system_vehicle_technical_data_sheet_specifications_pictures_video_11903175.html

    [vi]https://turkishnavy.net/2018/05/06/turkish-navy-conducted-live-test-with-korkut-air-defence-system/

    [vii]https://www.armyrecognition.com/turkey_army_artillery_vehicle_weapon_systems_uk/korkut_self-propelled_air_defense_35mm_gun_system_vehicle_technical_data_sheet_specifications_pictures_video_11903175.html

    [viii]Ibid.

    [ix]https://turkishnavy.net/2018/05/06/turkish-navy-conducted-live-test-with-korkut-air-defence-system/

    [x]https://www.army-technology.com/projects/korkut-self-propelled-air-defence-gun-system/

    [xi]Ibid.

    [xii]https://www.armyrecognition.com/turkey_army_artillery_vehicle_weapon_systems_uk/korkut_self-propelled_air_defense_35mm_gun_system_vehicle_technical_data_sheet_specifications_pictures_video_11903175.html

    [xiii]https://www.army-technology.com/projects/korkut-self-propelled-air-defence-gun-system/

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