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Modern equipment and uniform of the Turkish Army

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Modern equipment and uniform of the Turkish Army

   

Türk Kara Kuvvetleri

Contents

   

Components

  • Infantry weapons

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1.1 Explosives, rockets and missile systems <a href=List of formations 2008 " id="pdf-obj-0-43" src="pdf-obj-0-43.jpg">

1.1

Explosives, rockets and missile systems

  • Vehicles

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Administration

2.1 Logistics, utility, and engineer vehicles <a href=Hayri Kıvrıkoğlu " id="pdf-obj-0-64" src="pdf-obj-0-64.jpg">

2.1

Logistics, utility, and engineer vehicles

2.2 Main Battle Tanks

2.2

Main Battle Tanks

 
2.3 Armored fighting vehicles and Armored Personnel Carriers Overseas Deployments

2.3

Armored fighting vehicles and Armored Personnel Carriers

 

Overseas Deployments

  • Aircraft

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3.1 Rotary Transport/Attack Equipment

3.1

Rotary Transport/Attack

Equipment

3.2 Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles Modern equipment

3.2

Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles

Modern equipment

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  • Artillery and missile systems

History

5

  • Anti-aircraft Weapons

6

  • Future procurements

  • Insignia

7

 
 

Personnel

  • See also

8

 
  • References and notes

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Infantry weapons

Infantry weapons include the Browning M2, [1] a Heavy Machine Gun along with previous small arms.

Explosives, rockets and missile systems

Name

Type

Quantity

Notes

5,000+

Captured from the PKK or purchased from former East German inventory.

40,000+

Turkish version of the M72 LAW produced under license by MKEK

11,250

Although there have been rumors that Turkey is interested in buying more MILAN anti-tank guided missiles from France.

   

3,312

After Dispute between MBDA and Turkey, Turkey Sign a new agreement to buy 632 New Launchers [2]

Anti-tank guided missile

12,386

 

Anti-tank guided missile

300

 

Anti-tank guided missile

800

80 launching posts purchased with an option of 72 more.

     

Anti-tank guided missile

70

 

Built under license by Roketsan

5,269

Man-portable air-defense

 

To be phased out.

system

1,089

Man-portable air-defense

 

To be replaced by FIM-92 Stingers.

system

40

Vehicles

Logistics, utility, and engineer vehicles

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Name

Type

Quantity

Notes

9,800+

Licensed production of the Land Rover Defender by Otokar

     

Wrangler [citation needed]

Light Utility Vehicle

5,700

Special operations vehicle

550+

Special Operations variant of the Land Rover/Otokar Defender

Light utility truck

5,500

Produced under license in Turkey (Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S., Aksaray Truck Factory)

2.5 ton truck

706

4x4 Tactical Wheeled Vehicle

5 ton truck

282

4x4 Tactical Wheeled Vehicle

10 ton truck

403

6x6 Tactical Wheeled Vehicle

Heavy utility truck

 

6x6 cargo truck

Medium equipment truck

 

Produced under license in Turkey (Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S., Aksaray Truck Factory)

Heavy equipment truck

 

Produced under license in Turkey (Mercedes-Benz Türk A.S., Aksaray Truck Factory)

Heavy equipment truck

 
 

Amphibious armored

 

First delivered in January 2013. [4]

earthmover

Mine detector

4

Replacing manual mine detection techniques [5]

Main Battle Tanks

Name

Type

Quantity

Notes

     

Surplus German 2A4s. Purchased in 2005. [6] Aselsan has developed a radical upgrade for the Leopard2A4 tank system, known as Leopard Next Generation (NG). The Turkish

Main battle tank

298

army will receive the upgrade for 298 tanks. The NG upgrade contains the Next Generation fire control system similar to the Volkan FCS, electrical gun and turrets drives,

laser warning systems and ballistic and mine protection modules. [7][8]

     

[9]

171 Leopard 1T Upgraded by Aselsan with the Volkan (volcano) fire control system,

Main battle tank

391

bringing the tanks to the 3rd generation standard. [10]

Main battle tank

170

upgraded M60 Patton to 3rd generation standard. Upgrades completed in Turkey with Israeli sabra package.

Main battle tank

658

To be phased out with introduction Altay tank

Main battle tank

104

To be phased out with introduction Altay tank

     

M48A5 with passive night vision and MTU engine. Upgrades completed in Turkey.

619

Probably phased out of active service. To be Completely phased out by introduction Altay tank

Main battle tank

758

Further upgrade of the M48A5T1 with thermal sights, stabilized 105mm gun and laser rangefinder. To be phased out with introduction Altay tank

   

4

4 prototypes undergoing acceptance tests by the Turkish Army. 1000+ are planned during

Main battle tank

Prototypes [11]

serial production phase.

Armored fighting vehicles and Armored Personnel Carriers

Name

Type

Quantity

Notes

650

ACV-300 equipped with either a turret mounted GIAT 25mm M811 cannon, or Oerlikon KBA-B02 on an external weapon station.

Armored personnel carrier

1,381

ACV-300 armed with one 12.7mm machine gun, and one 7.62 machine gun in a one man turret.

Armored personnel carrier

3,162

Mostly upgraded to Turkish standards. M113A1/A2T1/A2T2 variants in service.

Armored personnel carrier

 

1.000 on order [12] 6x6 8x8 wheeled APC.

1200+ [13]

4x4 wheeled APC.

Armored personnel carrier

370

4x4 wheeled APC.

Armored personnel carrier

300

 

Armored personnel carrier

214

 

MRAP

293

468 originally ordered. 175 were late for delivery, production stopped

Armored personnel carrier

150

 

48

ACV-300 equipped with TOW Under Armor (TUA) turret.

Tank destroyer

173

M113-based vehicle with pintle mount BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missile system

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Aircraft

Rotary Transport/Attack

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Name

Type

Quantity

Notes

90

[14]

S-70A17/19: 56, S-70A28: 20 and S-70D28: 30 helicopters.

Utility helicopter/Attack (Convertible at short notice)

0

Built under license by TAI. [15] US Ambassador to Turkey has confirmed that Turkey will now license produce 600 T-70 instead of the 150 originally planned. [16]

Utility helicopter

48

[14]

Built under license by TAI

Utility and training helicopter

25

[14]

Bell 206 JetRanger produced under license by Agusta. To be Phased out by Arıkopter

Utility helicopter

69

[14]

UH-1 Iroquois produced by Agusta in Italy, To be phased out by New Utility Helicopter

Utility helicopter

52

 

Utility and training helicopter

15

[14]

To be phased out by New Utility Helicopter

Utility helicopter

85

[14]

To be phased out by New Utility Helicopter

23

Upgraded to AH-1F standard. To be phased out by T-129 ATAK

     

Attack helicopter

9

Attack helicopter

6

(54 on order)

  • 6 undergoing acceptance tests by the Turkish Army. Equipped with Roketsan Cirit and

UMTAS weapons systems.

Observation helicopter

3

[14]

 

Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles

Name Type Quantity Notes Bayraktar Mini UAV Mini UAV 200+ [17] [18] Malazgirt Mini UAV Mini
Name
Type
Quantity
Notes
Bayraktar Mini UAV
Mini UAV
200+ [17]
[18]
Malazgirt Mini UAV
Mini UAV
4

. Heron Israel

Artillery and missile systems

The Turkish army has various artillery and missile systems, including the Roketsan Cirit Air-to-Surface Laser-Guided anti-armor missile. [19]

Anti-aircraft Weapons

Anti-aircraft weapons include the Zıpkın, which has pedestal mounted Stinger missiles carried by a Land Rover Defender 130. [20] 20 mm Rheinmetal cannons, 20 mm Oerlikon Cannons (3 km range), 35 mm Oerlikon Cannons, Stinger missiles (8 km range max.) with improved hit capacity of ultraviolet and infrared sensors by Aselsan

Future procurements

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Name

Type

Quantity

Notes

Assault rifle

 

National Infantry Rifle Under development by MKEK and Kalekalip , 7.62mm Round NATO

Anti-tank guided missile

 

In use with T129 and AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters.

Tactical UAV

12

to be delivered in 2014

Air-to-Surface Laser Guided Rocket

 

In use with T129 and AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters.

468

4x4 Mine protected vehicle. [21]

Tactical Wheeled Vehicle

1,075

MILAN(344), OMTAS(152), TOW(350) missile carriers, and fire support vehicles with automatic grenade launcher (229) to be produced.

NBC Protection

     

Vehicle Project

NBC protected vehicle

336

4

First tank will be delivered in begin 2015. It is planned that a total of 1000 Altays will be produced.

     

The vehicle has been reportedly manufactured to augment Turkey's new generation Altay

2

MBT in operations and to safely transport infantry to the front lines while providing fire support for other armored units.

Light Utility Helicopter Project

Light Utility Helicopter

TBD

It is planned that the ITU Arıkopter will be acquired.

Turkish Indigenous

Mid-Size Utility Helicopter

***

Under Development by TAI [22]

Helicopter

Heavy-lift helicopter

6

5 to Land Forces Command, 1 to Special Forces Command, [23] expected to be produced by 2014 [24]

Attack helicopter

51+9(+40

Turkish version of Agusta A-129 with indigenous missile systems and upgrades. 6 helicopters in 2013 will be received.Total 60 helicopter ordered.51 T-129 production commence date is mid-2013 over 5 years till 2018.

Optional)

[25]

Insignia

NATO OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1 Code No Insignia No No Turkey
NATO
OR-9
OR-8
OR-7
OR-6
OR-5
OR-4
OR-3
OR-2
OR-1
Code
No
Insignia
No
No
Turkey
Equivalent Equivalent
(Edit)
Er
Astsubay Kıdemli
Astsubay
Astsubay Kıdemli
Astsubay
Astsubay Kıdemli
Astsubay
Çavuş
Onbaşı
Başçavuş
Başçavuş
Üstçavuş
Üstçavuş
Çavuş
Çavuş

Non-Turkish speakers might like to know that OF3, OF2, & OR4 literally translates to "Head of 1000", "Head of 100" & "Head of 10" respectively,

See also

10/21/13 Modern equipment and uniform of the Turkish Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Name TypeMilli Piyade Tüfeği Assault rifle National Infantry Rifle Under development by MKEK and Kalekalip , 7.62mm Round NATO UMTAS Anti-tank guided missile In use with T129 and AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters. Bayraktar-Çaldiran Tactical UAV 12 to be delivered in 2014 Roketsan Cirit Air-to-Surface Laser Guided Rocket In use with T129 and AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters. BMC Kirpi MRAP 468 4x4 Mine protected vehicle. FNSS Pars Tactical Wheeled Vehicle 1,075 MILAN(344), OMTAS(152), TOW(350) missile carriers, and fire support vehicles with automatic grenade launcher (229) to be produced. NBC Protection Vehicle Project NBC protected vehicle 336 Nurol Ejder / Otokar Arma Altay (tank) Main battle tank 4 First tank will be delivered in begin 2015. It is planned that a total of 1000 Altays will be produced. The vehicle has been reportedly manufactured to augment Turkey's new generation Altay Tulpar (IFV) Infantry fighting vehicle 2 MBT in operations and to safely transport infantry to the front lines while providing fire support for other armored units. Light Utility Helicopter Project Light Utility Helicopter TBD It is planned that the ITU Arıkopter will be acquired. Turkish Indigenous Mid-Size Utility Helicopter *** Under Development by TAI Helicopter CH-47F Heavy-lift helicopter 6 5 to Land Forces Command, 1 to Special Forces Command, expected to be produced by 2014 T-129 ATAK Attack helicopter 51+9(+40 Turkish version of Agusta A-129 with indigenous missile systems and upgrades. 6 helicopters in 2013 will be received.Total 60 helicopter ordered.51 T-129 production commence date is mid-2013 over 5 years till 2018. Optional) [25] Insignia NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 Turkey (Edit) Mareşal [1] Orgeneral [2] (http://www.kkk.tsk.tr/GenelKonular/RutbeIsaretler/SbRutbe/icerik1.jpg) (http://www.kkk.tsk.tr/GenelKonular/RutbeIsaretler/SbRutbe/icerik_files/image004.jpg) (http://www.kkk. http://img418.yukle.tc/images/4381ccx.jpg http://img419.yukle.tc/images/8470fds.jpg NATO OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1 Code No Insignia No No Turkey Equivalent Equivalent (Edit) Er Astsubay Kıdemli Astsubay Astsubay Kıdemli Astsubay Astsubay Kıdemli Astsubay Çavuş Onbaşı Başçavuş Başçavuş Üstçavuş Üstçavuş Çavuş Çavuş Non-Turkish speakers might like to know that OF3, OF2, & OR4 literally translates to "Head of 1000", "Head of 100" & "Head of 10" respectively, See also Gendarmerie (Turkey) References and notes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_equipment_and_uniform_of_the_Turkish_Army 4/5 " id="pdf-obj-3-264" src="pdf-obj-3-264.jpg">

References and notes

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