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Aselsan unveils Alkar 81mm mortar system.

| 2021

Turkish company Aselsan unveils its Alkar, a weapon system integrating into a turret an 81 mm mortar system, an automatic barrel guidance system, an automatic ammunition loading system, a recoil mechanism and a fire control system.
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Alkar 81mm mortar system (Picture source: Aselsan)

Alkar, which can fire any kind of Turkish or foreign production 81 mm mortar barrels with or without grooves, can be integrated into tracked or wheeled vehicles and fixed platforms thanks to its modular system architecture. The mortar has a range from 100 meters to 6.4 kilometers depending on the smooth or rifled barrel type It can be ready to fire within less than 1 minute. Firing can be done in manual or automatic mode.

In Alkar, the round is loaded automatically into the barrel that can rotate 360 degrees thanks to its advanced fast and precise electromechanical turret system. Like other mortars, it can shoot at high barrel angles.

The accurate position and barrel orientation detection is ensured by the Ateletsel Positioning System that uses a mission-oriented, colorful, graphical user interface. Alkar offers fast and precise ballistic calculation with NATO Armaments Ballistic Kernel (NABK). Meteorological information can be received by digital communication. The system can display battlefield elements/information on a digital map. It can be integrated with a forward observer, target detection radars and TOMES meteorology systems.


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