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)
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
ASELPOD Advanced Targeting Pod Electro-Optical Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Targeting System
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.
|Sensor Resolutions||IR: 640×512|
|Fields of View (FOVs)
|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|
|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
Note: All tolerances are within ±10%. Specifications may change without prior notice.
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