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Aselsan: Gökdeniz CIWS successfully completes acceptance tests

By Defence Industry Europe

Gökdeniz CIWS (Close-in Weapon System) developed by Turkish defence company Aselsan has positively passed a series of acceptance tests. The weapon system has been integrated with the MILGEM-5 frigate.

According to Aselsan, the Gökdeniz system offers effective defense against a wide range of threats, including anti-ship missiles, helicopters, UAVs, fighters, unmanned aerial vehicles, surface platforms and asymetric surface naval threats.

 

Aselsan: Gökdeniz CIWS successfully completes acceptance tests
Image: Aselsan.

 

The Gökdeniz CIWS utilizes ATOM 35 mm airburst ammunition, which enhances its performance as point-defence weapon systems. This ammunition deploys a precise time-programmed fuse, creating a dense cloud of projectiles that effectively engages small and fast air targets.

 

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