The business of war: Turkish-made torpedo to debut at defense industry fair

Published April 20th, 2017 - 01:06 GMT
The Turkish-made torpedo can be used for defense against submarines. (File photo)
The Turkish-made torpedo can be used for defense against submarines. (File photo)

A Turkish-made torpedo will be unveiled at next month’s 13th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF’17) in Istanbul.

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The light torpedo developed by Turkish defense contractor Aselsan will be shown for the first time at the fair on May 9-12, a company official, who asked not to be named due to safety concerns, told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

He added that the weapon can be used for defense against submarines.

This light torpedo can be launched from torpedo tubes, helicopters, and maritime patrol aircraft and it is similar to Aselsan's TORK product, which allows ships safer passage.

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TORK can destroy guided or unguided torpedoes launched against surface ships. TORK measures the distance and path of the approaching torpedo and sets it off when it comes into range.

Founded in 1975 in the capital Ankara, Aselsan is seen as Turkey's premier defense systems producer.

By Goksel Yildirim 


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