Turkish military electronics specialist Aselsan has displayed its Hisar range of short- and medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems for the first time at IDEF 2015 in Istanbul.

The range includes the Hisar-A short-range SAM system, the Hisar medium-range SAM system, and a new fire control system (FCS) for SAM batteries. These have been developed by Aselsan as prime contractor for the programmes under a contract awarded by the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) in 2011.

Hisar-A is based on an FNSS ACV-30 tracked vehicle chassis armed with four Roketsan Hisar-A SAMs. Formerly known as T-Laladmis, the tracked Hisar-A system mounts its own mast-mounted air surveillance radar and an electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) system, allowing it to operate as an independent standalone system without the need to operate as a battery with a separate FCS. The Hisar-A system is manned by a crew of three: two control personnel and a driver for the vehicle. […]