Mini-Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as “Drones” are becoming widespread in many fields due to their autonomous capability, availability, and affordability. They are extensively used by security forces for reconnaissance, surveillance, and border security and in many other civil applications, especially in agriculture, construction, cinematography, and transportation.
Meteksan Defence produces advanced systems and subsystems for command and control, communications, reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence purposes across a wide range of military platforms.
Established in 2006, the company is among the most reputable and well-respected in the Turkish defence industry. It has a history of developing and producing high technology solutions suitable for surface and underwater platforms, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and missile systems.
The company operates in six fields: radar systems, perimeter surveillance systems, laser and electro-optic systems, communication systems, underwater acoustic systems, and platform simulators. Within these areas, Meteksan Defence has completed various projects both in Turkey and internationally, such as ground surveillance radars, helicopter and UAV radars, data links, altimeters, counter drone systems, anti-jamming GNSS, hull-mounted sonars, submarine sonars, and naval training simulators.
Ground surveillance radars for critical security requirements
The Retinar PTR Perimeter Surveillance Radar developed by Meteksan Defence is a mobile and new generation radar system optimised for human detection, classification of human/animal or vehicle, and recognition with state-of-the-art features.
This high-technology radar system is mainly developed for border security, base protection, and security of critical infrastructures, such as petroleum refineries, power plants, pipelines, and military basis. Retinar PTR radars are currently operational in Turkey and other countries across Europe and Asia.
Counter drone solutions for military applications
KAPAN Anti-Drone System offers superior drone detection, tracking and neutralisation performance for border and critical infrastructure security.
Meteksan Defence’s KAPAN Anti-Drone system offers precise drone detection and tracking performance with radar, electro-optic systems’ combinations, and allows the neutralisation of drones with an RF Jammer.
KAPAN is used for base protection, force protection, critical infrastructure security, airport security, patrolling personnel security and maritime surveillance and security.
High technology systems for UAV operational superiority
Meteksan Defence offers several mission, communication, flight and support systems for UAV manufacturers.
This includes MILSAR UAV SAR/MTI to provide high-resolution images in all weather conditions, AKSON C-Band UAV Data Link to create secure communication with high data-transmission speed, and the OKIS Automatic Take-off and Landing System to ensure safe take-off and landing of UAVs without GPS.
The AGNOSIS Anti-Jamming GNSS is used to eliminate jammer signals targetting GPS, CRA Radar Altimeters provide precise altitude data, and the company also offers other products, such as a Telemeter Transmitter and a Flight Control Computer.
Innovative systems for guided missiles and munitions
Meteksan Defence offers a family of high technology and innovative subsystems for guided missiles and munitions, such as weapon data links, tactical data links, radar altimeters, anti-jamming GNSS, GNSS receivers and antennas, seeker solutions, and telemetry transmitters.
The company also provides flight termination systems, which are low size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-C) solutions to increase capabilities of air-to-air missile (AAM), air to surface missile (ASM), surface to air missile (SAM), and surface-to-surface missile (SSM) platforms.
Meteksan Defence list of products
- MILDAR Fire Control Radar for Helicopters
- MILSAR UAV SAR/MTI Radar
- Automated Take-off and Landing System for UAV’s
- Retinar Perimeter Surveillance Radars
- Anti-Drone Systems
- Radar Altimeters
- Data Links for Missiles
- C-Band UAV Data Link
- PELIKAN RF Missile Seeker Simulator
- ALACA Ka Band RCS Measurement System
- UAV Flight Control Computer
- GNSS Antenna & Receivers
- Anti-Jamming & Anti-Spoofing GNSS
- Telemetry Transmitter (TMV)
- Helicopter Obstacle Avoidance System
- Laser Electronic Attack System (LEAS)
- Hull Mounted Sonar Systems
- Submarine Intercept Passive Sonar (IPS)
- Flank Array Sonar Sensor
- Transducers and Hydrophones
- Underwater Early Warning Sensors
- Damage Control Simulator
- Fire Training Simulator
- Helicopter Fire Fighting Training Simulator
- Helicopter Underwater Egress Training Simulator
- ULAQ Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle (AUSV)
About Meteksan Defence
Located in Ankara, Turkey, Meteksan Defence was founded in 2006 to gather under a single body and coordinate the defence industry projects and activities of advanced technology companies, which are in service within Bilkent Holding structure.
The foundation objective of the company is to develop and produce unique and advanced technology systems and subsystems for different type of air, land and sea platforms.
Meteksan Defence Industries Inc. is one of the largest Turkish defence industry companies, was established in 2006 under Bilkent Holding to develop and produce high technology products and subsystems for Armed Forces and civil market globally.
Electro-optic (EO) and Infrared (IR) guided missiles are increasingly becoming threats to military bases, ammunition depots and civilian strategic facilities due to advancing technologies.
As a long-endurance intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance system in the sky, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will have an unblinded eye during adverse weather conditions where electro-optical sensors fall short.
Radar Systems stand out as the most effective solution for detecting drones that have become an up-to-date and asymmetric threat in critical facility and border security applications.
Meteksan Defence, which was assigned by the Defence Industries Presidency of the Republic of Turkey with the approach of "Turkey's Underwater Center of Excellence", transfers its sonar capabilities for surface platforms to submarine platforms.
Helicopter platforms are widely used in adverse weather conditions and low-altitude/high-speed conditions for mission success. Therefore, every year, lots of helicopter accidents occur by collisions with obstacles around the world.
The Fire Training Simulator, which will be located in the Akkuyu NPP training simulation complex, will be developed with the aim of giving firefighting methods, the ability to use the equipment for this purpose, as well as the training for firefighters in extreme conditions and environments.
The satisfaction in Meteksan Defence in term of its timely delivery of projects, the quality of its products and its after-sales support among its customers is continuing to bear fruit.
World’s first laser guided missile system integrated armed unmanned surface vehicle ‘ULAQ’ successfully hits the target
ULAQ Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle (AUSV), developed by Turkish companies Meteksan Defence and ARES Shipyard, successfully completed missile firing tests during Turkish Navy’s Sea Wolf 2021 Naval Exercise. Two CIRIT Laser Guided Missiles fired from ULAQ AUSV and both of them successfully hit the target.
Meteksan Defence offers a family of high technology and innovative subsystems for guided missiles and munitions. In addition to be best-in-class solutions, these sub systems are not subject to export licences like ITAR and most of them are already field-proven.
Meteksan Defence has recently introduced its range of mission, communication, flight and support systems for UAVs. All of these systems have been developed by Meteksan Defence as indigenous products and each holds an assertive and competitive position in the global market.
ARES Shipyard and Meteksan Defence, which had initiated Turkey’s first indigenous Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle (AUSV) program in October 2020, announced that the prototype vessel, ULAQ AUSV has been launched and sea trials have been started.
Meteksan Successfully Completes Delivery of Retinar FAR-AD Drone Detection Radars to Turkish Armed Forces
Meteksan Defence has formally delivered the Retinar FAR-AD Drone Detection Radars ordered by the Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries within “Mini / Micro UAV Detection Radar System” contract signed in 2019.