Infantry Weapons

Roketsan developing new directed energy weapon system

14 June 2019

Turkey's Roketsan is expanding its research and development capability into directed energy weapon systems (DEWS).

However, the company declined to comment on whether its DEWS was being developed with Turkish government assistance or as a private venture, and also declined to clarify its current technology readiness level (TRL).

Roketsan's Alka DEWS, the company said, is integrated into a self-sufficient air conditioned container that can be carried on the rear of a standard 4x4 cross country truck, or deployed as a standalone system when being used to defend a forward operating base, for example. An auxiliary power unit (APU), mounted on the rear of the container, would be detached when being used in a static role.

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