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Türkiye receives new early warning radar from Aselsan

A screengrab of the ALP-300G long-range early warning radar developed by Aselsan at the handover ceremony in May 2024. The radar was formerly called ERALP. (Aselsan)

The first Aselsan ALP-300G long-range early warning radar was formally handed over to the Turkish Armed Forces during a ceremony on 20 May, Türkiye's Defence Industry Agency (SSB) announced on the same day.

ALP-300G is a new portable early warning active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, which can be deployed and assembled on tactical wheeled platforms, according to the company.

Aselsan had not responded to Janes regarding the radar's capabilities at the time of publication.

The radar is the rebranded ERALP transportable early warning radar that Aselsan describes as a rapidly deployable, long-range, S-band AESA radar, which uses gallium nitride in its transceiver modules. Multiple systems can be combined into a single cohesive radar system.

ERALP comprises an 8×8 vehicle that carries the antenna and several other vehicles, which presumably carry the command post, generator, and communications equipment.

Speaking at the ceremony, Türkiye's SSB President, Haluk Gorgun, said that ALP-300G can be deployed within 30 minutes, has more than 4,000 transmit-receive modules, and surpasses the radar capabilities in service with Italy, France, and the United States in terms of resolution, range, and accuracy.

Minister of National Defence Yasar Güler emphasised at the ceremony that the ALP-300G is Türkiye's longest-range radar and can detect a wide range of threats, including ballistic missiles.

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