Modern equipment of the Turkish Land Forces

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Modern equipment of the Turkish Land Forces

Infantry weapons[edit]

Handguns[edit]

Shotguns[edit]

Submachine Guns[edit]

Assault and Battle Rifles[edit]

Sniper Rifles[edit]

Anti-Material Rifles[edit]

Machine Guns[edit]

Rocket & Grenade Launchers[edit]

Grenades & Mines[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Recoilless Guns[edit]

Protective gear[edit]

Vehicles[edit]

Main Battle Tanks[edit]

Armored and Wheeled Vehicles[edit]

Artillery[edit]

Missile Systems[edit]

Anti-aircraft Weapons[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles[edit]

Helicopters[edit]

Fixed Wing Aircraft[edit]

Future procurements[edit]

Name Type Quantity Notes
National Infantry Rifle Project Battle and assault rifle 600,000[40] MKEK and Kalekalıp won the project, first 200 batch delivered to the Land Forces. All G3 and HK33 rifles will be replaced with MPT in next 10 years.[41] Rifle will have 7.62mm[42] and 5.56 NATO variants.[43]
Modern National Machine Gun Project General-purpose machine gun TBD MKEK and Kalekalıp won the project.[44] First batch will be delivered in 2015.[45] Machine gun will use 7.62mm.[46]
Utility Helicopter Programme Utility helicopter 109~300[47] A version of AgustaWestland AW149 named TUHP149, and the Turkish T-70 version of the S-70i Black Hawk, were candidates for the programme which worth $4 billion.[47] On 21 April 2011 the Turkish defence minister announced that the Sikorsky T-70 Black Hawk had been declared the winner.[48]
Light Utility Helicopter Project Utility helicopter TBD It is planned that the İTÜ Arıkopter will be acquired.[49]
Indigenous Helicopter Project Utility helicopter TBD Under Development by TAI.[50]
Heavy Lift Helicopter Programme Transport helicopter 6[51] CH-47F's ordered. 5 to Land Forces Command, 1 to Special Forces Command,[51] expected to be produced by 2014.[52]
T-LORAMIDS Air Defence Programme Long range air defence system 12 systems on order[53] FD-2000 Selected over competing U.S., Russian, and European systems.[54][55]

Insignia[edit]

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student Officer
Turkey Turkey
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OF-10 Mareşal TA.jpg OF-9 Orgeneral TA.jpg OF-8 OF-8 Korgeneral TA.jpg OF-7 OF-7 Tümgeneral TA.jpg Insignia of rank Army of Turkey, OF-6.jpg Insignia of rank Army of Turkey, OF-5.jpg.gif Insignia of rank Army of Turkey, OF-4.gif Insignia of rank Army of Turkey, OF-5.jpg Insignia of rank Army of Turkey, OF-2.jpg Insignia of rank Army of Turkey, OF-1-2.jpg Insignia of rank Army of Turkey, OF-1-1.jpg Insignia of rank Army of Turkey, OF-D.jpg No
Insignia
Mareşal Orgeneral Korgeneral Tümgeneral Tuğgeneral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen Harbiyeli
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Turkey Turkey
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Army-TUR-OR-09.svg Army-TUR-OR-08.svg Army-TUR-OR-07a.svg Army-TUR-OR-07b.svg Army-TUR-OR-06a.svg Army-TUR-OR-06b.svg TR-Army-OR5a.svg Army-TUR-OR-05.svg TR-Army-OR4a.svg Army-TUR-OR-04.svg No Insignia
Astsubay Kıdemli
Başçavuş
Astsubay
Başçavuş
Astsubay Kıdemli
Üstçavuş
Astsubay
Üstçavuş
Astsubay Kıdemli
Çavuş
Astsubay
Çavuş
Uzman
Çavuş
Çavuş Uzman
Onbaşı
Onbaşı Er


  • Non-Turkish speakers might like to know that OF3, OF2, & OR2 literally translates to "Head of 1000", "Head of 100" & "Head of 10" respectively,

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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