Turkey’s Aselsan to supply targeting pods for Pakistan’s JF-17 fighters, says report

Gabriel Dominguez, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly

31 May 2017

Turkish defence company Aselsan has secured a USD24.9 million contract from an overseas customer for the integration of its Aselpod electro-optical targeting pods into aerial platforms, according to a statement published by the Turkish Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) on 26 May.

Aselsan has secured a USD24.9 million contract to supply its Aselpod targeting pods for Pakistan's JF-17 fighters, according to Turkish media. (Aselsan)Aselsan has secured a USD24.9 million contract to supply its Aselpod targeting pods for Pakistan’s JF-17 fighters, according to Turkish media. (Aselsan)

The announcement was followed two days later by a report by Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah identifying Pakistan as the customer, and pointing out that this is the second order for the system placed by the South Asian country.

“Aselsan realised the first Aselpod exports last June to Pakistan, which has re-ordered a year later. The said system will be used on the JF-17 aircraft that Pakistan has jointly developed with China,” the paper said in an article that was republished by Turkey’s Directorate General of Press Information.

Original post janes.com

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ASELPOD Advanced Targeting Pod Electro-Optical Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Targeting System

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ASELPOD is a high performance electro-optical reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting system designed specifically for fighter aircrafts. ASELPOD is designed as the new generation targeting pod for fighter aircrafts.

ASELPOD is a multi-sensor targeting pod consisting of:

  • High Resolution, 3rd generation FLIR
  • Laser Range Finder / Target Designator
  • Laser Spot Tracker
  • Laser Pointer
  • Advanced Video Tracking (Simultaneously on IR/Day Video)
  • IR/Day Video & Mission History Recording
  • Advanced Image Processing
  • Providing Highly Accurate Geo-Location Coordinates
  • Growth Potential for Mission Requirements

With a modular mechanical design, ASELPOD comprises high density capabilities.

ASELPOD designed to fit fighter jets such as F-16’s and F-4’s and can be adapted to various air platforms.

Technical Specifications

Sensor Resolutions IR: 640×512
TV: 768×576
Fields of View (FOVs)

(Horizontal)

IR: 0.8° – 4.0° – 28°
TV: 0.8° – 4.0°
Field of Regard (FOR) Azimuth: 360° continuous

Elevation: +45° to -150°

Laser Range Finder and Target Designator Wavelength (Combat): 1064 nm

Wavelength (Training): 1570 nm

Repetition rate: up to 20 Hz

Laser Pointer Wavelength: NIR
Laser Spot Tracker Wavelength: 1064 nm
Communication Interface MIL-STD-1553B
Video Interface 2x Video Output (RS-170)

1x Video Input (Optional)

Power Interface 115 VAC 400Hz and 28 VDC
Size Diameter: 430 mm

Length: 2350 mm

Weight 240 kg

Note: All tolerances are within ±10%. Specifications may change without prior notice.

Source aselsan.com.tr

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