The Turkish vendor Aselsan showcased its up and coming naval subsystems at Euronaval 2016 last week.
These solutions comprised of the following:
TORK Hard-Kill Torpedo Countermeasure System
The TORK is a hard-kill system, meaning, it is designed to intercept and neutralize incoming torpedoes. The system can be deployed from surface warships and submarines. The hard-kill munition will neutralize the threat by detonating in the immediate vicinity of the incoming torpedo. As per Aselsan, the TORK can be utilized against acoustic-guided, wire-guided, unguided, and slipstream-guided torpedoes.
ZOKA Acoustic Torpedo Countermeasure Decoy
The ZOKA decoy can be deployed from surface warships and submarines. As the name suggests, its core function is to serve as a decoy for incoming torpedoes but does so by attempting to spoof the threat via maneuvering and active acoustic jamming.
HIZIR Torpedo Countermeasure System
The HIZIR is a countermeasure suite for surface warships. It is comprised (along with other systems) of a torpedo detection array, towed decoy, and acoustic jammer.
ASIST Electronic Support Measures System (?)
An official profile for the Aselsan ASIST is not available online, but it appears to be an electronic support measures (ESM) system designed to monitor the acoustic spectrum. The ASIST can be deployed from a range of platforms including submarines, aircraft, and surface warships.
Are any of these systems being deployed on the Agosta-90B submarines of Pakistan undergoing the mid-life upgrade?
Can’t say, we’ll have to wait for STM to outline what it’ll integrate. I suspect it’ll be a mix of Turkish and French subsystems.
Well said Bilal , i guess too.
there’s always someone who says something which leaves you sooo curious for months 😀
Is it possible to get these systems on our corvettes and frigates as well?
PN should try to induct Tork Hard Kill system on F22Ps as previously Mass self defense system was installed on F21 ships of PN.