IDEF 2019: Aselsan Reveals Gökdeniz Naval Close-In Weapon System

Aselsan unveiled its new close-in weapon system (CIWS) for naval platforms at the International Defence Industry Fair 2019 (IDEF 2019) exhibition, held in Istanbul from 30 April to 3 March.<br />The CIWS carried the designation ‘Gökdeniz’, although it was previously known as the Korkut-D CIWS, after the Korkut land system from which it is derived.<br />The...

Aselsan unveiled its new close-in weapon system (CIWS) for naval platforms at the International Defence Industry Fair 2019 (IDEF 2019) exhibition, held in Istanbul from 30 April to 3 March.

The CIWS carried the designation ‘Gökdeniz’, although it was previously known as the Korkut-D CIWS, after the Korkut land system from which it is derived.

The company stated in a press release that the system completed firing trials in May 2018 under the supervision of Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries and the Turkish Naval Forces Command.

During the trials the system was used to autonomously engage a high-speed target drone designed to represent a sea-skimming anti-ship missile.

Source: www.janes.com