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List of equipment of the Turkish Land Forces

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Modern equipment of the Turkish Land Forces. Totals in these tables do not necessary accurately reflect combat attrition sustained during the ongoing Syrian-Turkish clashes and Kurdish–Turkish conflict.

Infantry weapons

Handguns

Model Image Caliber Origin Details
Sarsılmaz SAR9 HK-SFP9 LSH.JPG 9×19mm Parabellum  Turkey New primary service pistol. 58k have been delivered. A total of 180k has been ordered.[1]
Canik TP9 Walther P99 9x19mm.png 9×19mm Parabellum  Germany
 Turkey
New secondary service pistol. Based on Walther P99.[2][3][4] 53k have been delivered. 100k ordered.[5][6]
Girsan Yavuz 16[7] Yavuz 16 Compact 002.jpg 9×19mm Parabellum  Italy
 Turkey
Former primary service pistol. Turkish-made variant of the Beretta 92F.
Sarsılmaz Kılınç 2000[7] 1977 CZ-75.png 9×19mm Parabellum  Czech Republic
 Turkey
Former secondary service pistol. Turkish-made variant of the CZ 75.
HK USP9[8] First-year H&K USP 9mm (32415150000) modified.jpg 9×19mm Parabellum  Germany Standard sidearm of Special Forces Command
Girsan MC-1911[9] M1911A1.png .45 ACP  United States
 Turkey
Turkish made variant of M1911. Used by Special Forces Command.
SIG Sauer P229[10] P229 blk.jpg .40 S&W   Switzerland P229R variant used by Special Forces Command.
Glock 17[11] GLOCK 17 Gen 4 Pistol MOD 45160305.jpg 9×19mm Parabellum  Austria Used by commando brigades.

Shotguns

Model Image Caliber Origin Details
Sarsılmaz M204 [12] [1] 12 Gauge  Turkey Primary service shotgun.
Sarsılmaz M212 [12] [2] 12 Gauge  Turkey Secondary service shotgun.
MKA 1919[13] Akdal MKA-1919.JPG 12 Gauge  Turkey Used by Special Forces Command.

Submachine Guns and Personal Defence Weapons

Model Image Caliber Origin Details
SAR-109T [14] [3] 9×19mm Parabellum  Turkey New primary service SMG. Slowly replacing the MP5.
HK MP5[7] Heckler & Koch MP5-2.jpg 9×19mm Parabellum  West Germany
 Turkey
Formery primary service SMG. MP5A2, MP5A3, MP5SD3 and MP5K variants are in use. Produced under license by MKEK.
FN P90[15] FN-P90 2.jpg FN 5.7×28mm  Belgium Used by Special Forces Command.
IMI Uzi[16] Uzi of the israeli armed forces.jpg 9×19mm Parabellum  Israel Used by Special Forces Command.

Assault and battle rifles

Model Image Caliber Origin Details
MKEK MPT[17][18] MPT-76 Assault Rifle.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO & 5.56×45mm NATO  Turkey MPT-76 is the new primary and MPT-55 is the new secondary service rifle, replacing the G3s and HK33s respectively. So far, 70k of them have been delivered.[19]
KCR-556 [20] 5.56×45mm NATO  Turkey In limited use with Special Forces Command.
HK G3[7] DCB Shooting G3 pictures.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  West Germany
 Turkey
Former primary service/battle rifle. G3A7 and G3A7A1 variants still widely in use. Produced under license by MKEK. Replaced by MPT-76.
HK33E[7] HK33A2 Flickr (yet another finn).jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  West Germany
 Turkey
Former secondary assault rifle. Produced under license by MKEK. Replaced by MPT-55.
HK416[7] HK416.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  Germany
 Turkey
Standard issue of Special Forces Command. Produced under license by MKEK.
M4A1[7] PEO M4 Carbine RAS M68 CCO.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  United States
 Turkey
Used by Special Forces Command. Produced under license by Sarsılmaz Arms.
M16[7] M16a1m16a2m4m16a45wi.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  United States M16A4 is used by commando units.
SCAR[21] Scar H Standard.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Belgium
 United States
SCAR-H variant in use by Special Forces Command.
AUG[22] AUG A1 508mm 04.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  Austria AUG A2 variant in use by Special Forces Command.
TAR-21[23][24] IWI-Tavor-TAR-21w1.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  Israel In use by Special Forces Command in VIP protection role.
AKM[25] Akm rifle fullstock.jpg 7.62×39mm M43  Soviet Union
 East Germany
Bought from ex-GDR stockpile after German unification.[26] Some captured from PKK. Mostly kept in storage.
M1 Garand[27] Garand.jpg .30-06 Springfield  United States Used as ceremonial rifle.

Sniper and anti-materiel rifles

Model Image Caliber Origin Details
JNG-90[7] Fırat Kalkanı Harekatında Görevli Deniz Piyadesi.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Turkey Standard issue sniper rifle.
KNT-76 SASS[28] [4] 7.62×51mm NATO  Turkey Standard issue DMR.
Arctic Warfare[7] Accuracy International AW.png .338 Lapua Magnum  United Kingdom AWM variant in use by Special Forces Command.
Intervention[29] CheyTacIntervention.jpg .408 Chey Tac  United States M-310 variant in use by Special Forces Command.
İstiklal[30] Istiglal.jpg 12.7×108mm  Azerbaijan
 Turkey
Mubariz variant in use by Special Forces Command.

Anti-materiel rifle

M82 [31] M82A1 barrett.jpeg 50 BMG  United States M82A1 variant in use by Special Forces Command.
KNT-308[7] Kalekalıp KNT.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Turkey Limited usage.
MSG-90[7] PSG1 and MSG 90.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  West Germany MSG90 variant in limited use.
TRG[7] Sako TRG-42.jpg .338 Lapua Magnum  Finland TRG-42 variant in limited use.
SVD[7] Interpolitex 2013 (536-15).jpg 7.62×54mmR  Russia Mostly captured from PKK.

Machine guns

Model Image Caliber Origin Details
PMT-76 FN MAG white background.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Belgium
 Turkey
New standart isue GPMG. Licensed version of FN MAG.[32][33] Mass production will commence in the end of 2019.[34]
MG3[7] Mg3idef2007.JPG 7.62×51mm NATO  West Germany
 Turkey
Standard issue LMG. Produced in license by MKEK.
M2[7] M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg .50 BMG  United States Standard Issue HMG
MINIMI[7] FN MINIMI Standard Right.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  Belgium Standard variant in use by Special Forces Command.
M60[7] M60 machine gun DM-ST-90-01312.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  United States M60E3 variant in limited use.
PKM[7] 7,62 KK PKM Helsinki 2012.JPG 7.62×54mmR  Soviet Union
 East Germany
Bought from ex-GDR stockpile after German unification.[26] Some captured from PKK.

Anti-armor weapons

Model Image Type Origin Details
Mızrak-O[35] T-129-1001-FAR14-3653.JPG Laser-guided  Turkey Standard issue mid-range AT missile.
Mızrak-U[35] T-129-1001-FAR14-3653.JPG Laser-guided  Turkey Standard issue long-range AT missile.
Cirit[36] RoketsanIDEF2015 (8).JPG Laser-guided  Turkey Standard issue air-to-ground guided missile with armour-piercing, incendiary and anti-personnel capabilities.
BGM-71 TOW[7] Hires 090509-A-4842R-001a.jpg Wire-guided missile  United States 465+ launchers.[37]
ERYX[7] ERYX-2ndFrInReg 2.jpg Wire-guided missile  France
 Turkey
632 launchers, 3920 missiles in service. Produced under license by MKEK.
9M113 Konkurs[38] Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - Russian-Made Missile Found in Hezbollah Hands.jpg Wire-guided missile  Soviet Union 74 launchers.[37]
MILAN[7] MILAN-VBLB.jpg Wire-guided missile  France
 Turkey
685+ launchers with 25,250+ missiles.[37] Produced by Roketsan.
9M133 Kornet[39][40] 9M133 Kornet.JPG Laser-guided  Russia 80 launchers with 800 missiles.[37]
Roketsan KARAOK[41] [5] Anti-tank missile  Turkey Will be new standard AT weapon. 330 on order.
HAR-66[7] 66 kertasinko 75.JPG rocket-propelled grenade  United States
 Turkey
Standard issue portable AT weapon. 40,000+ units.[37] Produced under license by MKEK.
RPG-7[42] RPG-7V1 grenade launcher - RaceofHeroes-part2-22.jpg rocket-propelled grenade  Soviet Union
 East Germany
Bought from ex-GDR stockpile after German unification.[26] 5,000+ units.[37] Some captured from PKK.
Carl Gustav[7] M3E1.jpg recoilless rifle  Sweden In limited use.
M40[7] Rcl106lat2.jpg recoilless rifle  United States 2,500+ M40A1.[37]

Grenade launchers

Model Image Origin Details
M203[7] PEO M203A2 Grenade Launcher.jpg  United States Standard issue underbarrel grenade launcher. Produced by MKEK as T-40
AK40-GL[43] [6]  Turkey In use with MPT-76 and MPT-55. Standalone version is also available.
AG36[12] GewehrAG36.jpg  Germany In use with HK416.
MGL[7] Milkor GL.jpg  South Africa
 Turkey
Produced by MKEK.
Mk 19[44] MK19-02.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Produced by MKEK.
M79[25] M79 Grenade Launcher (7414625716).jpg  United States In limited use.

MANPADS

Model Image Origin Details
FIM-92 Stinger[39] FIM-92 (JASDF).jpg  United States
 Turkey
Standard issue MANPADS. 4,500+ units. Produced under license by Roketsan.
9K38 Igla[7] IGLA-S MANPADS at IDELF-2008.jpg  Soviet Union 40 SA-18 variant launchers bought for evaulation.
9K34 Strela-3 SA-14 missile and launch tube.jpg  Soviet Union Some Strela-3 MANPADS captured from PKK during operation Operation Claw (2019). [45][46]

Grenades and mines

Mortars

Protective gear

Model Image Origin Type Details
M1 helmet[50] Turkish service members carry a wreath.JPG  United States
 Turkey
Combat helmet Used as ceremonial helmet. Local production.
FAST[51] A U.S. Marine with a Marine special operations team assists with security during the construction of an Afghan Local Police (ALP) checkpoint in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 30, 2013 130330-M-BO337-085.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Combat helmet Standard issue helmet. Local production.
MICH[52] Turkish patrol.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Combat helmet Secondary standard issue helmet. Local production.
PASGT[53][54] Turkish ISAF Soldier.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Combat helmet Mainly used by reserves. Local production.
Type III and Type IIIA ballistic vests[55][56] Soldier Plate Carrier System (SPCS).jpg  Turkey Ballistic vest Standard issue in combat zones and on duty personnel. With varying versions.

Vehicles

Tanks

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
Altay TankAltayT1 (1).jpg  Turkey Main battle tank 10[57] Serial production will start in 2023 with the first batch consisting of 250 units and estimated to cost $2B. Three more similar batches are expected to be ordered.[58][59][60]
Leopard 2 Leopard 2 A4 Dresden.JPG  West Germany Main Battle Tank NG
A4
Total
1
341
342[7][39]
Bought from the German Bundeswehr in 2005.[61][62] All modernized by ASELSAN.[63]
Leopard 1 Brazilian Leopard 1 tank.jpg  West Germany Main Battle Tank 1T
A3
Total
170[64]
227
397[65]
Under an agreement signed in Bonn in November 1980, Turkey would obtain a first batch of 77 tanks by 1983. A further 150 were delivered by the end of 1991, and the last units were received by the end of 1994.[66] In 2002 Turkey reached an agreement with ASELSAN Corporation to upgrade the Leopard 1 tanks, prolonging their service life by another 20 years.[67] This modernization ended suddenly in 2009 as a result of the Financial crisis of 2008 and only 170 out of the 397 units were modernized.[64]
M60 Patton TankM60TM.jpg  United States
 Israel
Main Battle Tank Sabra
TM
A3 TTS
Total
170 752[68]
610[69]

1532[39]
Obtained through Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty. Some upgraded to 'Sabra' by Israeli Military Industries. Contract was signed on March 29, 2002, estimated to be worth $688 million USD.[70]

M60TM[71] modernization started after the lessons learned from the Operation Euphrates Shield. M60A3 tanks started to be equipped with new ASELSAN systems since 2017. SARP [72]UKSS 12.7mm remote control weapon systems, YAMGOZ[73] 360° close range surveillance system,TLUS[74] Laser warning system, ADİS [75]tank driver vision system, ERA additional armor plates, AKKOR PULAT[76] 360° active protection system,additional internal protection coating,new fire suppression system,audible warning system, behind turret cage armor and 76mm smoke grenade launchers.

M48 Patton M-48A5E2 Ejército Español.JPG  United States Main Battle Tank A5T2 758[69] The M48 was by far the most fielded tank of the Turkish Armed Forces with 3,008 units active during the Cold War, with the runner-up being the M47 Patton of which Turkey fielded 1,347.[77] All modernized.[78]
  • M48A5T1: Turkish M48 variant upgraded along similar lines to the M60A1, with an M68 105 mm main gun, passive night vision, M60A1 fire control system and an AVDS-1790 diesel engine. Used mainly for supporting ground forces. 400 in storage.[79]
  • M48A5T2: Improved version of the M48A5T1 upgraded along similar lines to the M60A3 with thermal imaging, M60A3 fire control system and a laser rangefinder.

Armored vehicles

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
FNSS ACV-15 ACV-300 Adnan.jpg  Turkey IFV
APC
TD
MC
ACV-AIFV
ACV-AAPC
ACV-ATV
ACV-AMV
Total
650
1,400
50
180
2,280[80]
ACV-15 is license built variant of the American AIFV[81]

A modernization agreement was signed for the ACV-15s, which were developed in the late 1980s in line of needs of the Turkish Armed Forces. With the agreement signed on 31 December 2019, FNSS will also take part in the project as the subcontractor of ASELSAN.[82]

M113 Lithuanian army M113 2.JPG  United States APC
TD
MC
Ambulance
M113T1/T2
M1064
M113TOW
M113MEV
Total
3,200
180
160
10
3,550[39]
187 units bought from Germany's stock in 1993.[83] In use with some local variants, as well as original US and German variants. In storage.
FNSS PARS 6x6 Pars-iii-6x6-02.jpg  Turkey Armoured Personnel Carrier KOMANDO
Command Vehicle
Radar Carriers
Total
12
30
15
57 ordered[84]
Special Forces Command will receive 12 PARS 6x6 KOMANDO variant, equipped with two remote controlled weapon stations and electronic countermeasure systems. It will enter inventory starting 2020.
FNSS PARS 8X8 ParsIII8x8 (1).jpg  Turkey Armored Personnel Carrier Scout
CBRN
IFV
Total
45
5
5
55 ordered[85]
BTR-80 2011 Moscow Victory Day Parade (360-06) (cropped).jpg  East Germany
 Soviet Union
Armored Personnel Carrier BTR-80M 180[39] Bought 110 from ex-GDR and 70 from ex-USSR stockpile between 1993 and 1999.[86][87] All are modernized with thermal sight, new engine and electronics including climate contol. In storage.
BMC Kirpi 2012 Eurosatory BMC trucks.JPG

KirpiII.jpg

 Turkey MRAP Kirpi
Kirpi SARP
Kirpi JMR[88]
Kirpi II[89]
Kirpi II MEV[90]
Total
1000+
200
300
290[91]
30
~2000[80]
Based on the Israeli Hatehof Navigator.[92]SARP : Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon Platform[93]

Starting mid-2020, various Kirpi II's will be integrated with 20kW high power laser defense system (YGLS).[94] Aselsan Armol laser defense system will be also integrated to various armored tactic vehicles such as BMC Kirpi, Otokar Cobra. [95] With CBRN capabilities.

BMC Vuran [7]  Turkey MRAP
Vuran 4X4
Vuran ALKAR MC
Total
230[96]
80+[97]
300+
Katmerciler HIZIR [8]  Turkey MRAP
ATEŞ 57[98]
Otokar Cobra Paradbaku98.jpg
OtokarCobraII.jpg
 Turkey Infantry mobility vehicle Cobra
Cobra II
Total
1200+[80]
300[80]
1500+
Variants such as forward observation vehicle, armoured ambulance, armoured command post, 20 mm autocannon and ground surveillance radar vehicle are in use. In late 2015, the Turkish Armed Forces ordered 82 Cobra II vehicles plus related systems, maintenance and support worth $52 million. In June 2016, the Turkish Armed Forces ordered an undisclosed number of Cobra II vehicles plus related systems, maintenance and support worth $120.8 million. Assuming the same value to vehicle ratio as the 2015 order, this would imply an order of about 180 vehicles.[99] With CBRN capabilities.
Otokar Akrep Mosul, Iraq.jpg  Turkey Infantry mobility vehicle Akrep I 550+[80] Variants such as forward observation vehicle, armoured ambulance, remote turret and ground surveillance radar vehicle are in use.
Nurol Ejder Ejder.jpg  Turkey Infantry mobility vehicle Yalçın 4x4 300+[100]
FNSS Kaplan KaplanSTA.jpg  Turkey Tank Destroyer Kaplan TD 6 FNSS Kaplan will be equipped with remote controlled ATGM turret. 184 vehicles were ordered.[101]
FNSS PARS Pars4x4AntiTank.jpg  Turkey Tank Destroyer Pars 4x4 6 FNSS PARS 4X4 will be equipped with anti-tank controlled turret. 76 vehicles were ordered with remote controlled ATGM turret.[101]
FNSS ZAHA FNSS ZAHA.jpg  Turkey Amphibious Combat Vehicle MAV 27 planned [102] Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) is developed by FNSS to meet the amphibious armored vehicle requirement of the Turkish Army.[103][104]

Rockets and artillery

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
Bora (missile) [9]  Turkey SRBM x It was tested and entered service in May 2017. First used in 2019 intervention to Syria.[105]
J-600T Yıldırım [10]  China
 Turkey
SRBM 20 Similar to the Chinese B-611. 100 missiles in stock.[7] They are launched from the German MAN 26.372[7] trucks.
MGM-140 ATACMS ATACMSMay2006.jpg  United States SRBM Block 1A[106] 72 with 120 missiles in stock.[107][108]
M270 MARS (MLRS) Bundeswehr.jpg  United States MRL M270A1 12[7] In 1992 Turkey purchased 12 units from US. Later during the mid 90s further 24 units were requested but under the condition that they and the rockets were to be produced in Turkey. US refused and no further acquisition followed.[109]
T-300 Kasırga RoketsanIDEF2015 (5).JPG  China
 Turkey
MRL
  • TR300S:Unguided, range: 36–65 km
  • TR300E:Unguided, range: 65–100 km
  • TR300K:Guided, range: 30–120 km[110]
80[7] Similar to the WS-1B variant of the Chinese Weishi Rockets family that Turkey purchased the license to produce in the 1997 after US refused to sell the license to produce the M270,[109] installed on the German MAN 26.372 trucks.[7]
T-122 Sakarya RoketsanIDEF2015 (7).JPG  Turkey MRL
  • TR-122
  • TRB-122
  • TRG-122
130+[7] Development for the T-122 Sakarya began in 1995 with mass production commencing in 1997. It is similar to the BM-21 with MRL with modern fire control and range that Turks doubled to 40 km.[111] The German contribution was the MAN 26.372[7] truck on which the system rests.
T-107 H12 Type 63 multiple rocket launcher.JPG  China
 Turkey
MRL 100+[7] Is a license built version of the Chinese Type 63 MRL.
M110 M110.jpg  United States 203mm SPG M110A2 219[39]
M107 M107-Romach-beyt-hatotchan-2-1.jpg  United States 175mm SPG 36[7]
T-155 Fırtına Firtina obus kzlsngr.JPG  Turkey 155mm SPG 300[7] The T-155 Fırtına has a maximum firing range of 40 km depending on the type of ammunition and can fire up to 8 rounds for per minute. An upgraded version dubbed "Firtina 2" was to begin production in 2023, featuring improvement to range and rate of fire. The new vehicles were to be fitted with remote weapons stations capable of carrying 12.7mm, 7.62mm machine guns and 40 mm grenade launchers.[112] They will eventually replace all M44T, M107, M108, M109.
M52(Spanish) M52 howitzer.JPG  United States
 Germany
155mm SPG M52T 362[7] Originally obtained from the US during the 1950s, by the 1990s the system became woefully obsolete so in 1995 Turkey began a modernization program which saw the SPG get a new turret, digital command and fire control, German 155-mm / L39 gun which replaced the original 105-mm gun, and a new more powerful German diesel engine replacing the original fuel guzzling petrol engine.[113]
M44 M44 - Vista fronto lateral.jpg  United States
 Germany
155mm SPG M44T 26[114] In 1986, 222 Turkish Army M44s were extensively upgraded with 36 caliber 155mm howitzers by Rheinmetall with an increased range of 24.7 km. An MTU MB 833 Aa-501 V-6 water-cooled diesel developing 450 hp at 2,300 rpm coupled to the original Allison CD-500-3 transmission via a ZF gearbox was fitted. There were numerous other improvements such as upgraded suspension, tracks and fire control and increased fuel capacity. The driver's position was moved into the hull. The last was delivered in 1992.[115] Withdrawn from active service.
M115 M115 203mm Howitzer Display in ORDC 20121013b.jpg  United States 203mm howitzer 162[7]
Panter Panterrr.JPG  Turkey 155mm howitzer 400[7] In the mid 1990s, and with the help of Singapore Technologies Kinetics, Turkey developed a new 155mm howitzer - The Panther - which entered serial production in 2002.
M114 USArmy M114 howitzer.jpg  United States 155mm howitzer M114A2 535[7]
MKEK Boran  Turkey 105mm field gun 7+ MKE launched the 105 mm Air Transportable Light Towed Howitzer (BORAN) project to fulfill the operational requests of the Commando and Infantry units for Airborne Operations. The system can calculate its own position and identify targets without usual deployment procedures thanks to its modern command and fire control systems. It has a minimum range of 17 kilometers and 6400 NATO mils (360°) firing capability. The howitzer weights around 1800kg and can be airlifted with a medium-lift utility helicopter and deployed in a short time for fire missions. Based on L118.[116][117][118]
M101 M101-105mm-howitzer-camp-pendleton-20050326.jpg  United States 105mm field gun M101A1 75[39]
M116 Two M116 75mm Howitzers in Chengkungling 20111009.jpg  United States 75mm field gun ?[7]

Anti-aircraft

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
Hisar-A [11]  Turkey Low-Altitude Air and Missile

Defense System

x Entered land forces inventory in 2020.
Atılgan PMADS [12]  Turkey
 United States
Short Range Air Defense 150+[7] First versions mounted on M113 APCs. When serial production begins first mounted on FNSS ACV-15 chasis then mounted on FNSS ACV-19. Production Continues.
Zıpkın PMADS Aselsanzipkin.JPG  Turkey
 United Kingdom
Short Range Air Defense 80+[7] Mounted on Range Rover Defenders. Production Continues.
ACV-30 Korkut [13]  Turkey SPAAG 13[119][better source needed] Designed to replace to aging M42A1 Duster systems of the Turkish Armed Forces, each Korkut system compromises of 1 command and control vehicle and 3 weapons platforms. The Turkish Armed Forces has ordered 40 weapons systems, deliveries are scheduled to complete in 2022.[120]
M42A1 Duster M42-Duster-latrun-1.jpg  United States SPAAG 262[7][39] In storage.
ALKA DEWS [14]  Turkey Directed-energy weapon/Counter unmanned air system 6 ALKA Directed Energy Weapon System (DEWS) neutralizes or totally destructs targets such as Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), mini/micro unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), drones, mini/micro unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) carrying a variety of payloads (camera, explosives, etc.) as well as swarm attacks.[121]

Engineering vehicles

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
AZMİM Kunduz (2).jpg  Turkey Armored bulldozer x[122] A Turkish license built variant of the American M9 ACE.[123]
TOSUN

[124]

[15]  Turkey Armored bulldozer 100+[125] Built to withstand against IED and other threats of high level terror zones at Turkish Border.[126] most of vehicles equipped with KORALP RCWS (Remote Controlled Weapon Station).


Božena 5 Bozena-5.jpg  Slovakia Demining vehicle x[127] Unmanned[128]
Husky VMMD USMC-090120-M-8478B-004.jpg  South Africa Demining vehicle 10[129]
SYHK [16]  Turkey Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 4+[130] The equipment was developed and produced for the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) by the Turkish company FNSS Defence Systems. After six years of development work, four units were delivered on September 14, 2011 in Ankara. With 50 more on order.[131][132][133]
Leguan Panzerschnellbrücke Leguan.jpg  West Germany Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 36[7][39] Bought from the German Bundeswehr in 2008.[134]
M48 AVLB BrLgPz M48 im Bundeswehrmuseum Dresden.jpg  United States
 West Germany
Armoured vehicle-launched bridge x[135] On M48 Patton chassis.
M48A5T5 Tamay [17]  United States
 Turkey
Armored recovery vehicle 105[7][39] On M48 Patton chassis.
MPG M4K [18]  Turkey Mine-resistant Armored recovery vehicle x Evaluations are completed. Commencing mass production.[136][137]
M88A1 Österreichischer-Bergepanzer-M88-A1.JPG  United States Armored recovery vehicle 33[7][39] On M60 Patton chassis.
Bergepanzer 2 Bergepanzer seite.jpg  Germany Armored recovery vehicle 20+[138] On Leopard 1 chassis.
MKEK POYRAZ [19]  Turkey Ammunition Resupply Vehicle x To maintain the firepower of the self propelled howitzers (SpH) in the battle field, fast supply of ammunition is very crucial. POYRAZ Ammunition Resupply Vehicle is capable of loading ammunition in supply area and transferring ammunition to the FIRTINA SpH within the required time and location in all kind of terrain and battlefield. POYRAZ Ammunition Resupply Vehicle has the necessary mobility and survivability capabilities for operation within the tactical operational environment of FIRTINA SpH. Therefore Ammunition Resupply Vehicles enhances the FIRTINA SpH’s mobility and provides capability for rapid deployment without being exposed to enemy counter-firing thus enables higher firing rate and shoot and scoot tactical requirements.

Ammunition Transfer System which has been indigenously developed by ASELSAN performs loading and unloading of ammunition automatically by means of a four stage mechanism. Control of the mechanism is performed via servo control system.[139]

Utility vehicles

Model Image Origin Number Details
Wrangler Jeep J8 IDET.jpg  United States
 Turkey
5,700[7] Produced under license by Otokar.
Defender Ex-Australian Army Land Rover.JPG  United Kingdom
 Turkey
9,800[7] Produced under license by Otokar.
Engerek Military parade in Baku on an Army Day25.jpg  Turkey 2,550 [7] Based on Land Rover Defender 110 with different variants such as Engerek anti-tank model.
M151 AMG M151 A2 (1978) GB (owner Gavin Broad).JPG  United States x[140] Bought from US surplus. Also some M825 M40 carriers.
CJ-3B Willyjeep01.jpg  United States
 Turkey
x[141][142] Produced under license in Tuzla Military Factory as Tuzla 1013. Only used in ceremonies.

Cargo vehicles

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
Anadolu ISUZU Seyit [20]  Turkey Very Heavy Truck
(19,000 kg)
x Armored truck configured mainly for vehicle recovery. Deliveries starting in 2020[143][144]
PLS M1074A1 PLS with Oshkosh CHU.jpg  United States Very Heavy Truck
(16,500 kg)
x[145]
HEMTT HEMTT Wrecker and Cargo.jpg  United States Very Heavy Truck
(12,000 kg)
80[37][146]
MAN LX and FX MAN LX Lux.jpg  Germany Heavy Truck
(5-10,000 kg)
x[147]
BMC 380-26 [21]  Turkey Heavy Truck
(10,000 kg)
403[7]
BMC 235-16 [22]  Turkey Heavy Truck
(5,000 kg)
282[7]
BMC 185-09 [23]  Turkey Medium Truck
(2,500 kg)
706[7] Also known as BMC EFE[148]
Mercedes Unimog Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5000.jpg  West Germany
 Turkey
Medium Truck
(2,500 kg)
5,500[47][149] Produced by Mercedes-Benz Türk.
Mercedes-Benz Actros Actros 3344 Ejército.JPG  Germany
 Turkey
Truck Tractor 380[37] Produced by Mercedes-Benz Türk.
Mercedes Axor Mercedes Benz Axor 1829 A 4x4 Bundeswehr.jpg  Germany
 Turkey
Truck Tractor 140[37] Produced by Mercedes-Benz Türk.
BMC TUĞRA [24]  Turkey Truck Tractor 72[150]
BMC AKTAN [25]  Turkey Fuel Tanker x[151] AKTAN can carry 12,000 litres of fuel. The vehicle can both pump the fuel in its tank into the recipient air platform, and can also pump fuel out of a tank on another vehicle and pump it to a different point. The vehicle is capable of refuelling up to four aircraft, either simultaneously or separately.

The tank has been designed on an incline to fully transfer the fuel when necessary, and contains baffles to prevent sloshing while on the move. The tank body is made of aluminium alloy and is coated with a ballistic sealing material and fire-retardant paint. Designed in compliance with the railway loading gauge, the size of the vehicle permits its transportation aboard an A400M cargo aircraft. [152]

Unmanned ground vehicles


Model Image Origin Type Number Details
UKAP ASELSAN 0-İKA 2 İnsansız Kara Aracı, Teknofest 2019.jpg  Turkey Unmanned ground vehicle 25+ ordered Weapon Platform (UKAP), developed by defense contractors Katmerciler and ASELSAN.

[153][154][155]

KAPLAN  Turkey Unmanned ground vehicle 10+ KAPLAN Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Family is the new generation multi-purpose product family based on a rugged high-mobility vehicle platform and a modular operator control unit. The KAPLAN UGV Family can be equipped with various mission specific payload kits and a unique structure providing seamless interoperability.[156]

Radar systems

Model Image Origin Type Details
ACAR[157]  Turkey Ground Surveillance Radar
AN/TPQ-36 AN TPQ-36.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Mobile Radar Produced under license by Aselsan[158]
AN/TPQ-37 AN TPQ-37 Firefinder radar.JPEG  United States
 Turkey
Mobile Radar Produced under license by Aselsan[159]
Beagle (radar)  Germany Mobile Radar
COBRA (radar) Artillerieortungsradar COBRA.jpg  Germany Mobile Radar
EL/M-2226[160]  Israel Mobile Radar
KALKAN[159]  Turkey Mobile Radar
SERHAT[161] Aselsan counter-battery radar, Kyiv 2018, 06.jpg  Turkey Counter-Mortar Radar
SERHAT II  Turkey Counter-Mortar Radar Deliveries continuing 2020.[162]

Electronic Warfare

Model Image Origin Description Quantity
MILKAR 3A3 [26]  Turkey Interception of V/UHF frequencies. Project undertaken by the SSB. 11[163]
REDET II[164] [27]  Turkey MOBILE RADAR ELECTRONIC SUPPORT / ELECTRONIC ATTACK SYSTEM (RADAR ES/EA) ?
KORAL Electronic Warfare System[165] [28]  Turkey Electronic Support Systems (ED) and one Electronic Attack System (ET), 200km range[166] ?
ASELSAN RF Jammer[167] [29]  Turkey
ASELSAN Compact Mobile ESM/ELINT System[168] [30]  Turkey
ASELSAN Man-Pack ESM/ELINT System ARES-2LC/T[169] [31]  Turkey
KİRPİ - Software Defined Manpack RCIED Jammer System[170] [32]  Turkey

Aircraft

Unmanned aircraft vehicles

Model Image Origin Number Details
Anka[39]

TAI Anka Teknofest2019 (1).jpg

 Turkey 25
  • Anka +A : High-Altitude Long-Endurance version of the Anka UAV
  • ANKA S : ANKA-S is a serial production configuration of ANKA.
TAI Aksungur TAI Aksungur Teknofest2019 (1).jpg  Turkey 2
Bayraktar Mini[7] Mini4.jpg
 Turkey 150 Standard recon UAV. Block A and Block B variants in use.
Bayraktar Tactical[171][172] Bayraktar TB2 Runway.jpg  Turkey 75 Block A and Block B variants in use.
GNAT[39] General Atomics I-GNAT ER.jpg  United States 22 Being replaced by local produced units.
Bayraktar Akıncı
BayraktarAkıncı Teknofest2019 (1).jpg
 Turkey 2
Heron[173] IAI Heron 1 in flight 2.JPEG  Israel 10 In use with upgraded FLIR by Aselsan.
STM Kargu  Turkey 356 Mini UAV and Loitering munition[174][175]
Firebee[39] Teledyne-Ryan-Firebee-hatzerim-1.jpg  United States x Used in AA target trainings.
TAI ŞİMŞEK [33]  Turkey x ŞİMŞEK (Thunder) High Speed Target Drone System was initiated in 2009 to meet the increased training requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces.[176][177]
TAI TURNA TurnaİHA2.JPG  Turkey x TURNA (Crane (bird) )Target Drone Systems program was initiated in 1995 to meet the increasing training needs of the Turkish Armed Forces.[178]

Designed and produced TURNAs, which entered the inventory of TAF in 2001, are being actively used in training of air defense units’ trainings.[179]

Harpy[39] Paris Air Show 2007-06-24 n25.jpg  Israel 100 The IAI Harpy is a loitering munition produced by Israel Aerospace Industries.
Vestel Karayel [34]  Turkey 10[180] Vestel Karayel is a surveillance, reconnaissance and combat UAV/UCAV

system developed for the Turkish Armed Forces by Vestel.

Helicopters

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
T-129 ATAK[181][182][183] BG12-1001 (14662033896).jpg  Turkey Attack helicopter 56[184] 31 more on order. Produced by TAI.
AH-1 SuperCobra[7][39] AH-1W Super Cobra assigned to HMLA 167.jpg  United States Attack helicopter 10[185] AH-1W variant in use. All modernized.
AH-1 Cobra[7][183] Bell AH-1F Cobra LSideFront EASM 4Feb2010 (14404333310).jpg  United States Attack helicopter 34[186] AH-1F variant in use. All modernized.
CH-47 Chinook[187] CH-47 Chinook TurkishArmy Teknofest2019.jpg  United States Transport helicopter 11 CH-47F variant in use.
S-70 Black Hawk[183] US Navy 090708-N-5215E-078 Aviation Boatswain's Mate (handling) 3rd Class Mario Teasley directs a landing S-70 Black Hawk assigned to the Royal Australian Army during a Deck Landing Qualification.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Utility helicopter 57 T-70 variant in use. 50+ more on order. Produced under license by TAI.
UH-60 Black Hawk[7] Turkish ISAF UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.JPEG  United States Utility helicopter 86 UH-60A variant in use. All modernized.
AS532 Cougar[7] AS-532 Cougar kzlsngr3.JPG  France Utility helicopter 40 AS532UL MkII variant in use. All modernized.
UH-1 Iroquois[7][188] İstanbul 5402.jpg  United States Utility helicopter 177 UH-1H variant in use. Being replaced by T-70. All modernized.
UH-1N Twin Huey[39] Agusta AB-212, Austria - Air Force AN0182336.jpg  United States
 Italy
Utility helicopter 18 AB 212 variant in use. Being replaced by T-70. All modernized.
Mi-17[39] PLA Mil Mi-17-1 at Chelyabinsk Shagol Air Base.jpg  Soviet Union Utility helicopter 19 Mi-8MT variant in use. All modernized.
206 JetRanger[39][183] Agusta-Bell AB-206A JetRanger, Italy - Army JP7373821.jpg  United States
 Italy
Utility helicopter 28 AB206 variant in use.
OH-58 Kiowa[39] Austria (Österreich), Zeltweg (Flughafen Hinterstoisser), AirPower 2013, OH-58 Kiowa, 0190.JPG  United States Observation helicopter 3 OH-58C variant in use.
TH-55 Osage[39] Schweizer 300 Flygvapenmuseum.jpg  United States Trainer helicopter 28 TH-300C variant in use. All modernized.

Fixed wing aircraft

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
Do 28[39] Dornier do 28 d2 sky 03.jpg  West Germany Transport aircraft 2 Do 28D-2 variant in use. All modernized.
Super King Air 350[188] KingAir200-G-CDFY-122.jpg  United States Transport aircraft 6 B300C variant in use. All modernized.
Cessna 185[7] ES 321 Cessna U-17B Bird Dog preserved as a gate guard at Megara.jpg  United States Utility aircraft 98 U-17B variant in use. All modernized.
Citabria[39] Bellanca 7GCBC (N68576).jpg  United States Observation aircraft 34 7GCBC variant in use. All modernized.
T-41 Mescalero[39] USAFA Flying Team T-41D.jpg  United States Trainer aircraft 25 T-41D variant in use. All modernized.
Cessna 421[7] Cessna421B-Landing.jpg  United States VIP transport 3 421B variant. All modernized.
Baron[39] Beechcraft Baron 58.jpg  United States VIP transport 4 T-42A variant in use. All modernized.

Future procurements

Name Type Quantity Notes
Modern National Machine Gun Project General-purpose machine gun TBD 12 prototypes of MKE PMT-76 were delivered to army. Mass production is expected at the end of 2019.[189]
Utility Helicopter Programme Utility helicopter 109~300[190] 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.[190] On 21 April 2011 the Turkish defence minister announced that the Sikorsky T-70 Black Hawk had been declared the winner.[191]
Indigenous Helicopter Project Utility helicopter TBD Under Development by TAI.[192][193]
Next Gen APC Armored Personnel Carrier TBD A competition exists between Turkeys two largest arms producers in winning the contract to supply Turkey's next generation APC which is intended to replace all of the BTR-80 and M113s. The FNSS Defence Systems is offering the Pars[39] while the Otokar Corporation is offering the Arma.[39] The results of the competitions will be announced in 2016, however, Azerbaijan has already demonstrated interest in the Arma which may sway the final ruling in Otokar's favor.
Special Purpose Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicles Procurement Project CBRN armored vehicle 428 Procurement of Special Purpose Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicles and related mission equipment for tactical reconnaissance, surveillance and CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) reconnaissance missions of Turkish Land Forces.[194]
Low-level Airborne Ground Surveillance Zeppelin Project Airborne ground surveillance zeppelin TBD Probably the Tethered Aerostat Radar System.[195] To meet the "low-level border surveillance" requirement of Turkish Land Forces Command.[196]
Man Portable Fire and Forget Short Range Anti-Tank Weapon Project Anti-tank missile TBD Delivery of man portable fire and forget short range anti-tank weapon.[197]
Mine Cleaning System Project Demining equipment 50 Fast breaching of the minefield in the combat field to create a safe path for troops.[198]
Multispectral Camouflage System Project Multi-spectral camouflage TBD Multispectral camouflage net and mobile multispectral camouflage systems will be indigenously developed in order to increase the hiding capabilities of troops in the field and weapons/systems/tactical vehicles.[199]
Flexible Layer Cage Armour System Project Cage armor TBD Flexible layer cage armour system will be indigenously developed in order to increase the survivability capability of tanks and armoured vehicles against anti-tank rockets.[200]

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