IDEF 2017: Aselsan reveals 35 mm ABM

11 May 2017

Aselsan has completed development and qualification of a new 35 mm air burst munition (ABM) called the Atom.

Atom has been designed to be fired from the Aselsan Korkut twin 35 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) for which the first production contract was announced earlier this year for the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC).

Korkut, which has a linkless ammunition feed, consists of the FNSS Savunma Sistemleri Armoured Combat Vehicle 30 (ACV-30) tracked platform, which is fitted with a remote turret armed with a twin 35 mm (90 calibre) cannon developed by Aselsan.

The 35 x 228 mm ammunition weighs 1,750 g, is 387 mm long, and is fitted with a time-programmable base fuze with an electronic self-destruct function.

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