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Turkish Air Force gets new EW radar system

By Richard Tomkins
Aselsan's Koral electronic warfare radar system. Photo by Anselsan.
Aselsan's Koral electronic warfare radar system. Photo by Anselsan.

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A new transportable electronic warfare radar system has been delivered to the Turkish Air Force by Turkish manufacturer Aselsan Corporation.

Koral, as the system is called, is truck-mounted and is capable of jamming, deceiving and paralyzing hostile radars. It also analyzes multi-target signals and automatically or manually generates an appropriate response, the Daily Sabah reports.

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It consists of two main elements: a modular-designed Radar Electronic Support unit and a Multi-radar Electronic Attack System.

"We are happy that we developed this system -- which a limited number of countries in the world have, in their inventories -- for our army though our domestic possibilities," Aselsan General Manager Faik Eken was quoted as saying.

A delivery ceremony was held Tuesday at the company's Golbasi facility in Ankara.

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