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Roketsan Underlined High Technology Applications for Border Security with METE and ALKA

by MSI

In the MRBS’21 agenda of Roketsan, METE Laser-Guided Mini Missile System, the Network Enabled Weapon (NEW) version of ALKA Directed Energy Weapon System, and various ballistic protection solutions the company is developing were prominent.

B. Murat Kurtuluş, Vice President of Roketsan (left) is together with the visitors of Roketsan’s booth, namely Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, President of Defence Industries (right) and Hasan Fehmi Yılmaz, Vice President of MÜSİAD Ankara (middle).

Roketsan offers its METE configuration integrated into UAVs as a solution for border defence in areas with plenty of border breach activities and asymmetrical threats. The system can be used as an effective weapons system in case of border breaches in areas with rugged terrain as line-of-sight systems may not be able cover such areas.

Roketsan summarised the usage concept of its solutions for border defence with a video.

ALKA Directed Energy Weapon System, with its NEW version, achieved the capability to direct multiple energy weapon systems to a single target such as a small area on a drone. B. Murat Kurtuluş, Vice President of Roketsan summarised the potential usage of the system for border defence activities as follows: “Commercial drones with explosives is becoming one of the biggest threats. If they are equipped with image processing technologies, inertial navigation systems and swarm capabilities, they will be simply impossible to stop with currently popular anti-drone systems like RF jammers. As they are small targets, conventional air defence solutions are of limited use against such threats as well. We predict energy weapons with network capabilities in a distributed architecture will be the ideal solution to threats like these.”

METE Laser-Guided Mini Missile System mounted on a UAV.

Roketsan offers its RZP-10 Frag Shield, RZK-7 Cage Armor and RZB-20 Armour Block for protection of military bases. RZP-10 is mounted on containers, protecting their tops against attacks like mortar fire. RZB-20 offers protection against kinetic threats, like heavy machine gun fire, while RZK-7 defeats shoulder-fired rockets.

The Network Enabled Weapon (NEW) version of ALKA Directed Energy Weapon System presented in IDEF’21.

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