Infantry Weapons

Turkish laser weapon passes acceptance tests

04 October 2019

The Vehicle-Mounted Laser System (ARMOL) designed and developed by the Informatics and Information Security Research Centre (BİLGEM) of Turkey's Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK) has successfully completed acceptance tests, according to a press release posted on BİLGEM's website on 2 October.

It said the ARMOL was the first laser weapon system to enter service with the Turkish Armed Forces.

"ARMOL, together with its high-power laser system, is capable of taking high-resolution images outdoors. With this feature, it provides the opportunity to gather information for intelligence purposes, to identify the threat in advance, and to make the necessary plans in advance for the inactivation process," said the press release.

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