Ziya Altunyaldız, Turkish Chairman of the Parliamentary Industry, Trade, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology Commission, said that 170 remote-controlled weapon systems were produced in 6 months at the ASELSAN Konya Weapon Systems Factory. ASELSAN is one of the largest defense corporation in Turkey. The companes Konya Weapon Systems Factory had started production last year.
Altunyaldız stated that ASELSAN Konya was completed in an unprecedented time.
Pointing out that the establishment and production phase of the factory was completed in one year, Altunyaldız said:
"ASELSAN Konya Weapon Systems Factory started production on December 17, 2020. This is a very unique model in its own right. This is both a design, R&D and production center. This is an integrated structure and a model investment. It was established with the support of ASELSAN to develop its own production models from the R&D capacity to the design engineering level."
Emphasizing that a production facility with the vision and goal of becoming a global actor, "ASELSAN [Konya Weapon Systems Factory] made 170 remote-controlled weapon systems in Konya in a short period of 6 months and delivered to ASELSAN" Altunyaldız said.
Altunyaldız stated that there are nearly 220 employees, 80 percent of whom are engineers and technical staff, and emphasized that the employment will increase as the work capacity develops.
Remote Controlled Weapon Systems (RCWS)
The gunner can use the RCWS effectively and safely thanks to its remote control feature. The RCWS can work in harsh environmental conditions with the equipped thermal camera and day vision camera.
With its high stabilization performance, RCWS's automatic target tracking and detection capability allows the user to easily track moving targets and neutralize them with high accuracy.