Modern equipment of the Turkish Land Forces

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Modern equipment of the Turkish Land Forces

Infantry weapons[edit]

Handguns[edit]

Model Image Caliber Origin Details
M1911[1] M1911A1.png .45 ACP  United States M1911A1 variant used by Special Forces Command.
P229[2] P229 blk.jpg .40 S&W   Switzerland P229R variant used by Special Forces Command.
Kılınç 2000[3] 1977 CZ-75.png 9×19mm Parabellum  Czech Republic
 Turkey
Secondary service pistol. Turkish-made copy of CZ 75.
Yavuz 16[3] Yavuz 16 Compact 002.jpg 9×19mm Parabellum  Italy
 Turkey
Primary service pistol. Turkish-made copy of Beretta 92F.

Shotguns[edit]

Model Image Caliber Origin Details
M204[4] 12 Gauge  Turkey Primary service shotgun.
M212[4] 12 Gauge  Turkey Secondary service shotgun.
MKA 1919[5] Akdal MKA-1919.JPG 12 Gauge  Turkey Used by Special Forces Command.

Submachine Guns and Personal Defence Weapons[edit]

Model Image Caliber Origin Details
MP5[3] Heckler & Koch MP5-2.jpg 9×19mm Parabellum  West Germany
 Turkey
Primary service SMG. MP5A4, MP5A5

MP5SD6, MP5K variants are in use. Produced under license by MKEK.

P90[6] FN-P90 2.jpg FN 5.7×28mm  Belgium Used by Special Forces Command.
Uzi[7] Uzi of the israeli armed forces.jpg 9×19mm Parabellum  Israel Used by Special Forces Command.

Assault and Battle Rifles[edit]

Model Image Caliber Origin Details
AK-47[8] АК-47.jpg 7.62×39mm M43  Soviet Union
 East Germany
Bought from ex-GDR stockpile after German unification.[9] In limited service. Some captured from PKK.
AKM[8] Akm rifle fullstock.jpg 7.62×39mm M43  Soviet Union
 East Germany
Bought from ex-GDR stockpile after German unification.[9] In limited service. Some captured from PKK.
AUG[10] AUG A1 508mm 04.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  Austria AUG A2 variant in use by Special Forces Command.
G3[3] DCB Shooting G3 pictures.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  West Germany
 Turkey
Primary service/battle rifle. G3A7 and G3A7A1 variants in use. Produced under license by MKEK. Being replaced by MPT-76.
HK33E[3] HK33A2 Flickr (yet another finn).jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  West Germany
 Turkey
Primary assault rifle. Produced under license by MKEK.
HK416[3] HK416.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  Germany
 Turkey
Used by Special Forces Command. Produced under license by MKEK.
M1 Garand[11] M1 Garand rifle - USA - 30-06 - Armémuseum.jpg .30-06 Springfield  United States Used as ceremonial rifle.
M4A1[3] M4A1 ACOG.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  United States
 Turkey
Secondary assault rifle. Produced under license by Sarsılmaz Arms.
M16[3] M16a1m16a2m4m16a45wi.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  United States M16A1/A2/A4 variants are in use by Special Forces Command.
MPT-76[12] MKEK MPT-76.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Turkey New primary service rifle.
SCAR[13] ARMS & Hunting 2010 exhibition (331-26).jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Belgium
 United States
SCAR-H variant in use by Special Forces Command.
TAR-21[14][15] IWI-Tavor-TAR-21w1.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  Israel In use by Special Forces Command.

Sniper & Anti-Material Rifles[edit]

Model Image Caliber Origin Details
Arctic Warfare[3] Accuracy International Arctic Warfare - Psg 90.jpg .338 Lapua Magnum  United Kingdom AWM variant in use by Special Forces Command.
Intervention[16] CheyTacIntervention.jpg .408 Chey Tac  United States M-310 variant in use by Special Forces Command.
İstiklal[17] Istiglal.jpg 12.7×108mm  Azerbaijan
 Turkey
Mubariz variant in use by Special Forces Command.
JNG-90[3] 7.62×51mm NATO  Turkey Standard issue sniper rifle.
KNT-308[3] KNT 308 Scope.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Turkey Limited usage.
M82 [18] M82A1 barrett.jpeg 50 BMG  United States M82A1 variant in use by Special Forces Command.
MSG-90[3] PSG1 and MSG 90.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  West Germany MSG90 variant in limited use.
SR-25[19] SR-25 pic02.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  United States Mk 11 Mod 0 variant in limited use.
SVD[3] Interpolitex 2013 (536-15).jpg 7.62×54mmR  Russia Standard issue DMR. Mostly captured from PKK.
TRG[3] Sako TRG-42.jpg .338 Lapua Magnum  Finland TRG-42 variant in limited use.

Machine Guns[edit]

Model Image Caliber Origin Details
M2[3] M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg .50 BMG  United States Standard Issue HMG
M60[3] M60GPMG.jpeg 7.62×51mm NATO  United States M60E3 variant in limited use.
MAG[20] FN MAG.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  Belgium MAG 60.20 variant in limited use.
MG3[3] BundeswehrMG3.jpg 7.62×51mm NATO  West Germany
 Turkey
Standard issue LMG. Produced in license by MKEK.
MINIMI[3] M249 FN MINIMI DA-SC-85-11586 c1.jpg 5.56×45mm NATO  Belgium Standard variant in use by Special Operations Command.
PKM[3] 7,62 KK PKM Helsinki 2012.JPG 7.62×54mmR  Soviet Union
 East Germany
Bought from ex-GDR stockpile after German unification.[9] Secondary standard issue LMG. Some captured from PKK.

Anti-Tank Weapons[edit]

Model Image Type Origin Details
9M113 Konkurs[21] Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - Russian-Made Missile Found in Hezbollah Hands.jpg Wire-guided missile  Soviet Union 490 launchers.[22]
9M133 Kornet[23][24] 9M133 Kornet.JPG Beam riding  Russia 80 launchers with 800 missiles.[22]
BGM-71 TOW[3] Hires 090509-A-4842R-001a.jpg Wire-guided missile  United States 465+ launchers.[22]
Carl Gustav[3] Carl Gustav recoilless rifle.jpg recoilless rifle  Sweden In limited use.
Cirit[25] Laser-guided  Turkey Standard issue air-to-ground guided missile with armour-piercing, incendiary and anti-personnel capabilities.
ERYX[3] ERYX-2ndFrInReg 2.jpg Wire-guided missile  France
 Turkey
632 launchers, 3920 missiles in service. Produced under license by MKEK.
M72 LAW[3] 66 kertasinko 75.JPG one-shot unguided  United States
 Turkey
Standard issue portable AT weapon. 40,000+ units.[22] Produced under license by MKEK.
M40[3] Rcl106lat2.jpg recoilless rifle  United States 2,500+ M40A1.[22]
Mızrak-O[26] Laser-guided  Turkey Standard issue mid-range surface-to-surface AT missile.
Mızrak-U[26] T-129-1001-FAR14-3653.JPG Laser-guided  Turkey Standard issue long-range multi-platform AT missile.
MILAN[3] MILAN-VBLB.jpg Wire-guided missile  France
 Turkey
685+ launchers with 25,250+ missiles.[22] Produced by Roketsan.
RPG-7[27] RPG-7 detached.jpg rocket-propelled grenade  Soviet Union
 East Germany
Bought from ex-GDR stockpile after German unification.[9] 5,000+ units.[22] Some captured from PKK.

Grenade Launchers[edit]

Model Image Origin Details
AG36[4] GewehrAG36.jpg  Germany In use with HK416.
M79[8] M79 afmil.jpg  United States In limited use.
M203[3] M203 1.jpg  United States In use with M16 and M4 rifles.
MGL[3] Milkor GL.jpg  South Africa
 Turkey
Standard issue automatic grenade launcher. Produced by MKEK.
Mk 19[28] MK19-02.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Standard issue stationary grenade launcher. Produced by MKEK.
T-40[3] India Para.jpg  Turkey Standard issue underbarrel grenade launcher.

MANPADS[edit]

Model Image Origin Details
FIM-92 Stinger[23] FIM-92 (JASDF).jpg  United States
 Turkey
Standard issue MANPADS. 4,500+ units. Produced under license by Roketsan.
9K38 Igla[3] IGLA-S MANPADS at IDELF-2008.jpg  Soviet Union 40 SA-18 variant launchers bought for evaluation.

Grenades & Mines[edit]

Mortars[edit]

Protective gear[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Details
M1 helmet[33] Turkish soldiers carry a wreath bearing the name of U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel while Hagel follows several steps behind at Anitkabir in Ankara, Turkey, Sept 140908-D-NI589-991.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Combat helmet Used as ceremonial helmet. Local production.
MICH[34] Dogface infantryman and Iraqi soldier.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Combat helmet Standard issue helmet. Local production.
PASGT[35][36] Turkish ISAF Soldier.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Combat helmet Secondary standard issue helmet. Local production.
Stahlhelm[37] M56 Stahlhelm.jpg  East Germany Combat helmet Only used in training. Bought from East German surplus.
Type III and Type IIIA ballistic vests[38][39] Soldier Plate Carrier System (SPCS).jpg  Turkey Ballistic vest Standard issue in combat zones and on duty personnel. With varying versions.

Vehicles[edit]

Tanks[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
Altay Turkish Altay tank final prototype.jpg  Turkey Main Battle Tank 4 (prototypes)[40] Serial production to start in 2017 with the first batch consisting of 250 units and estimated to cost $2B. Three more similar batches are expected to be ordered.[41]
Leopard 1 Brazilian Leopard 1 tank.jpg  West Germany
 Turkey
Main Battle Tank 1T
A3
Total
170[42]
227
397[43]
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.[44] In 2002 Turkey reached an agreement with ASELSAN Corporation to upgrade the Leopard 1 tanks, prolonging their service life by another 20 years.[45] This modernization ended suddenly in 2009 as a result of the Financial crisis of 2008 and only 170 units were modernized.[42]
Leopard 2 Leopard 2 A4 Dresden.JPG  West Germany
 Turkey
Main Battle Tank NG
A4
Total
1
353
354[3][23]
Bought from the German Bundeswehr in 2005.[46][47] All modernized by ASELSAN.[48]
M48 Patton Kampfpanzer M 48 A2 C.JPG  United States
 Turkey
Main Battle Tank A5T2 758[49] 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.[50] All modernized.[51]
M60 Patton Sabra tank.jpg
M60 A3 (7527994088).jpg
 United States
 Israel
Main Battle Tank Sabra
A3 TTS
A1
Total
170
658[49]
104
932[23]
Obtained through conventional forces in Europe treaty 1991. Some upgraded to 'Sabra' by Israeli Military Industries. Contract was signed on March 29, 2002, estimated to be worth $688 million USD.[52]

Several lost due to Turkey–PKK conflict[53][54][55]

Two tank destroyed by ISIS[56]

Armored Vehicles[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
ACV-15 ACV-300 Adnan.jpg  United States
 Turkey
IFV
APC
TD
ACV-AIFV
ACV-AAPC
ACV-ATV
ACV-AMV
Total
650
1,380
48
170
2,248
ACV-15 is license built copy of the American AIFV[57]
Akrep [58]  Turkey Armored Car 370[3] In 1994 Turkey's first indigenous armored car entered production;[59] The army suspended its procurement of Akreps in favor of Otokar Cobra.
BTR-80 2011 Moscow Victory Day Parade (360-06) (cropped).jpg  Soviet Union
 Turkey
Armored Personnel Carrier 535[23] Bought from Russian stockpile between 1993 and 1999.[60] BTR-80M variant in use. All modernized.
Cobra Paradbaku98.jpg  Turkey MRAP Cobra I
Cobra II
1,200[3] Its suspension / wheel base is based on the American HMMWV which led some to mistakenly claim that Turkey actually uses the HMMWV as one of its utility vehicles.[61]
Ejder Ejder.jpg  Turkey MRAP Yalçın 4x4 50[62]
Kirpi 2012 Eurosatory BMC trucks.JPG  Turkey MRAP 420 (+48)[63] Based on the Israeli Hatehof Navigator.[64]
M113 Lithuanian army M113 2.JPG  United States
 Turkey
Armored Personnel Carrier M113A3T1/T2
M125A
M106A
M113TOW
Total
3,161
10
179
156
3,506[23]
187 units bought from Germany's stock in 1993.[65] In use with some local variants. All modernized.
ZPT Mosul, Iraq.jpg  Turkey Armored Car 1381[3] After the cancellation of Akrep, Otokar started to produce cheaper alternative for the law enforcement agencies and the army. ZPT is based on Shorland S-55.

Rockets & Artillery[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
ACV-15 [2]  Turkey 81mm SP mortar AMV-81 170[66]
J-600T Yıldırım [3]  China
 Turkey
 Germany
TBM 20 Based on Chinese B-611. 100 missiles in stock.[3] They are launched from the German MAN 26.372[3] trucks.
M44 [4]  United States
 Turkey
 West Germany
155mm SP howitzer M44T 164[3] The first artillery system to be modernized by Turkey, with the help of West Germany, starting in 1987 and ending in 1992. In total 222 units were modernized but by the mid 2000s Turkey placed these systems into reserve. As the numbers of the new T-155 Fırtına continued to grow the M44T were slowly removed from storage and scrapped.[67]
M52 [5]  United States
 Turkey
 Germany
105mm SP howitzer M52T 362[3] 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.[68]
M101 M101-105mm-howitzer-camp-pendleton-20050326.jpg  United States 105mm howitzer M101A1 75[23]
M107 M107-Romach-beyt-hatotchan-2-1.jpg  United States 175mm SP gun 36[3]
M108 ROCA M108 howitzer in Armor School Side View 20130302.jpg  United States
 Turkey
105mm SP howitzer M108T 26[23] Though modernized in the 80s, in 2014 all units were withdrawn from service into storage and will likely be scrapped as soon as the new batch of T-155 Fırtına is produced.[29]
M109 M109A4 155 mm SP Gun, CCFB Valcartier, Quebec, 5 Sep 2011 (26).JPG  United States 155mm SP howitzer 1 Bought for evaluation.
M110 M110.jpg  United States 203mm SP gun M110A2 219[23]
M114 USArmy M114 howitzer.jpg  United States 155mm howitzer M114A2 535[3]
M115 M115 203mm Howitzer Display in ORDC 20121013b.jpg  United States 203mm howitzer 162[3]
M116 Two M116 75mm Howitzers in Chengkungling 20111009.jpg  United States 75mm howitzer  ?[3]
M270 MLRS 05.jpg  United States Multiple Rocket Launcher M270A1 12[3] 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.[69]
MGM-140 ATACMS ATACMSMay2006.jpg  United States SRBM 72 with 120 missiles in stock.[70][71]
T-107 H12 Type 63 multiple rocket launcher.JPG  China
 Turkey
Multiple Rocket Launcher 100+[3] Is a license built copy of the Chinese Type 63 MRL.
T-122 Sakarya RoketsanIDEF2015 (7).JPG  Turkey
 Germany
Multiple Rocket Launcher 130+[3] Development for the T-122 Sakarya began in 1995 with mass production commencing in 1997. It's a Turkish version of the Soviet BM-21 MRL with modern fire control and range that Turks doubled to 40 km.[72] The German contribution was the MAN 26.372[3] truck on which the system rests.
T-155 Fırtına Firtina obus kzlsngr.JPG  Turkey
 South Korea
155mm SP howitzer 274[3] (+70) Turkey in partnership with South Korea was able to create an indigenous self-propelled howitzer, with production starting in 2001 and an order for 350 units.[73] They will eventually replace all M44T, M107, M108, M109.

ISIS destroyed 3 Turkish Army T-155 Fırtına self-propelled howitzer near Karkamis town of Gaziantep[74]

T-300 Kasırga RoketsanIDEF2015 (5).JPG  China
 Turkey
 Germany
Multiple Rocket Launcher 80[3] Based on the WS-1B variant of the Chinese Weishi Rockets family that Turkey purchased the license to produce in the 1997 after America refused to sell the license to produce the M270,[69] installed on the German MAN 26.372 trucks.[3]
RA-7040 [6]  Turkey Multiple Rocket Launcher 24[3] The RA-7040 was the first indigenously design MLR system development for which started in 1980. It can fire up to 40 70mm rockets which come in 4 different types: anti-personnel HE, anti-personnel flechette, ant-armor, and smoke. By 1983 24 units were delivered and field tests commenced, however, the results proved disappointing with the weapon system struggling to destroy anything beyond 7 km - about the range of a heavy 120mm mortar.[75] All units are in storage since 2005 after being replaced by T-122 Sakarya.
Panter Panterrr.JPG  Turkey 155mm howitzer 225[3](+175) Turkey has spent an extensive amount of money modernizing the American artillery pieces but by the late 1980s an assessment on modern warfare requirements concluded that Turkey no longer could compete with artillery of other countries on an equal footing. So in the mid 1990s, Turkey developed a new 155mm howitzer - The Panther - which entered serial production in 2002.

Anti-Aircraft[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
ACV-30 Korkut [7]  Turkey SPAAG 1 More on order.
Atılgan PMADS [8]  Turkey
 United States
Short Range Air Defense 150[3] Mounted on M113 APCs.
Bofors 40 mm Bofors-40-L70-hatzerim-2-1.jpg  Sweden
 Turkey
Towed AA 803[3][23] Wartime L60 and post-war L70, some upgraded with radar system capabilities.
M42A1 Duster M42-Duster-latrun-1.jpg  United States SPAAG 262[3][23] In storage.
M45 Quadmount M45 Quadmount, Pegasus Bridge, Normandy, France.JPG  United States AA Gun 160[3] Used as ground support gun.
Oerlikon 20 mm [9]   Switzerland
 Turkey
AA Gun 439[23] Produced under license.
Oerlikon 35 mm Nationalfeiertag 2007 DSC 2420 (1767720595).jpg   Switzerland
 Turkey
Towed AA 120[3][23] Produced under license.
Rheinmetall 20 mm 20 mm anti-aircraft gun of the Bundeswehr.JPEG  West Germany
 Turkey
AA Gun 432[3][23] Produced under license.
Zıpkın PMADS [10]  Turkey
 United Kingdom
Short Range Air Defense 80[3] Mounted on Range Rover Defenders.

Engineering Vehicles[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
AZMİM [11]  Turkey
 United States
Armored bulldozer x[76] A Turkish license built copy of the American M9 ACE.[77]
Bozena 5 [12]  Slovakia Demining vehicle x[78] x[79]
Husky VMMD USMC-090120-M-8478B-004.jpg  South Africa Demining vehicle 10[80]
Leguan Panzerschnellbrücke Leguan.jpg  West Germany Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 36[3][23] Bought from the German Bundeswehr in 2008.[81]
M48A5T5 Tamay [13]  United States
 Turkey
Armored recovery vehicle 105[3][23] On M48 Patton chassis.
M88A1 U.S. Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division man an M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicle during the battalion's Table VI live fire gunnery at Fort Hood 130924-A-WZ642-915.jpg  United States Armored recovery vehicle 33[3][23] On M60 Patton chassis.
SYHK [14]  Turkey
 Germany
Amphibious bridging vehicle x[82] Based on M3 Amphibious Rig.

Utility Vehicles[edit]

Model Image Origin Number Details
CJ-3B Mitsubishi 1955 Jeep.JPG  United States
 Turkey
x[83][84] Produced under license.
Defender Otokar Land Rover Defender.jpg  United Kingdom
 Turkey
9,800[3] Produced under license.
Engerek Military parade in Baku on an Army Day25.jpg  Turkey 2,550 [3] Based on Land Rover Defender 110.
M151 AMG M151 A2 (1978) GB (owner Gavin Broad).JPG  United States x[85] Bought from US surplus.
Wrangler 2008 Wrangler JK Unlimited Sahara.jpg  United States
 Turkey
5,700[3] Produced under license.

Cargo Vehicles[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
BMC 185-09 [15]  Turkey Medium Truck
(2,500 kg)
706[3]
BMC 235-16 [16]  Turkey Heavy Truck
(5,000 kg)
282[3]
BMC 380-26 [17]  Turkey Heavy Truck
(10,000 kg)
403[3]
BMC Fatih 280 [18]  Turkey Heavy Truck
(8,000 kg)
575[22]
HEMTT  United States Very Heavy Truck
(12,000 kg)
80[22][86]
M939 US Marine Corps 030224-M-XT622-034 USMC M923 (6X6) 5-ton cargo truck heads a convoy departing Camp Matilda, Kuwait crop.jpg  United States Heavy Truck
(5,000 kg)
x[87]
Mercedes Actros Actros 3344 Ejército.JPG  Germany
 Turkey
Truck Tractor 380[22] Produced by Mercedes-Benz Türk.
Mercedes Axor Mercedes Benz Axor 1829 A 4x4 Bundeswehr.jpg  Germany
 Turkey
Truck Tractor 140[22] Produced by Mercedes-Benz Türk.
Mercedes NG Fsk4.jpg  West Germany
 Turkey
Truck Tractor Produced by Mercedes-Benz Türk.
Mercedes Unimog Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5000.jpg  West Germany
 Turkey
Medium Truck
(2,500 kg)
5,500[29][88] Produced by Mercedes-Benz Türk.
PLS Palletized load system.jpg  United States Very Heavy Truck
(16,500 kg)
x[89]

Radar Systems[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Details
ACAR[90]  Turkey Ground Surveillance Radar
AN/MPQ-64 ELEC AN-MPQ-64 Sentinel Radar lg.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Mobile Radar Produced under license by Aselsan[91]
AN/TPQ-36 AN TPQ-36.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Mobile Radar Produced under license by Aselsan[92]
AN/TPQ-37 AN TPQ-37 Firefinder radar.JPEG  United States
 Turkey
Mobile Radar Produced under license by Aselsan[93]
EL/M-2226[94]  Denmark Mobile Radar
KALKAN[93]  Turkey Mobile Radar
SERHAT[95]  Turkey Counter-Mortar Radar
Skyguard[96] FLGer98 Skyguard.JPG   Switzerland Pulse doppler search & tracking radar. Issued with AA guns.

Aircraft[edit]

Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles[edit]

Model Image Origin Number Details
Anka[23] TAI-ANKA-UAV-FAR14-3659.JPG  Turkey 5 Block A and Block B variants in use.
Bayraktar Mini[3] Mini4.jpg  Turkey 148 Standart recon UAV. Block A and Block B variants in use.
Bayraktar Tactical[97]  Turkey 12 Block A and Block B variants in use.
CL-89[23] CL289 uav start.jpg  West Germany
 United Kingdom
x Being replaced by local produced units.
Firebee[23] Teledyne-Ryan-Firebee-hatzerim-1.jpg  United States x Used in AA target trainings.
GNAT[23]  United States 22 Being replaced by local produced units.
Harpy[23] Paris Air Show 2007-06-24 n25.jpg  Israel x Being replaced by local produced units.
Heron[98] IAI Heron 1 in flight 2.JPEG  Israel
 Turkey
10 In use with upgraded FLIR by Aselsan.
Malazgirt[3]  Turkey 4 Bought for evaluation.

Helicopters[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
206 JetRanger[23][99] Agusta-Bell AB-206A JetRanger, Italy - Army JP7373821.jpg  United States
 Italy
Utility helicopter 28 AB206 variant in use.
AH-1 Cobra[3][99] Bell AH-1F Cobra LSideFront EASM 4Feb2010 (14404333310).jpg  United States
 Turkey
Attack helicopter 15 AH-1F variant in use. Being replaced by T-129. All modernized.
AH-1 SuperCobra[3][23] AH-1W Super Cobra assigned to HMLA 167.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Attack helicopter 5 AH-1W variant in use. Being replaced by T-129. All modernized.

1 was shot down over Çukurca during the Kurdish–Turkish conflict[100]

AS532 Cougar[3] AS-532 Cougar kzlsngr3.JPG  France
 Turkey
Utility helicopter 40 AS532UL MkII variant in use. All modernized.
CH-47 Chinook[101] D-892 Grizzly 24 Boeing CH-47F Chinook RNLAF.JPG  United States Transport helicopter 11 on order.
Mi-17[23] PLA Mil Mi-17-1 at Chelyabinsk Shagol Air Base.jpg  Soviet Union
 Turkey
Utility helicopter 19 Mi-8MT variant in use. All modernized.
OH-58 Kiowa[23] Austria (Österreich), Zeltweg (Flughafen Hinterstoisser), AirPower 2013, OH-58 Kiowa, 0190.JPG  United States Observation helicopter 3 OH-58C variant in use.
S-70 Black Hawk[99] 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 by TAI.
T-129 ATAK[99][102][103] TAI T-129 ATAK.jpg  Italy
 Turkey
Attack helicopter 14 50+ more on order. Produced by TAI.
TH-55 Osage[23] Schweizer 300 Flygvapenmuseum.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Trainer helicopter 28 TH-300C variant in use. All modernized.
UH-1 Iroquois[3][104] İstanbul 5402.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Utility helicopter 177 UH-1H variant in use. Being replaced by T-70. All modernized.
UH-1N Twin Huey[23] Bell UH-1H Iroquois, Turkey - Air Force JP7145837.jpg  United States
 Italy
 Turkey
Utility helicopter 18 AB 212 variant in use. Being replaced by T-70. All modernized.
UH-60 Black Hawk[3] Turkish ISAF UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.JPEG  United States
 Turkey
Utility helicopter 86 UH-60A variant in use. All modernized.

Fixed Wing Aircraft[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
Baron[23] Beechcraft Baron 58.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Trainer aircraft 4 T-42A variant in use. All modernized.
Cessna 185[3] ES 321 Cessna U-17B Bird Dog preserved as a gate guard at Megara.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Utility aircraft 98 U-17B variant in use. All modernized.
Cessna 421[3] Cessna421B-Landing.jpg  United States
 Turkey
VIP transport 3 421B variant. All modernized.
Citabria[23] Bellanca 7GCBC (N68576).jpg  United States
 Turkey
Observation aircraft 34 7GCBC variant in use. All modernized.
CN-235[105] Casa.cn-235m-100.35-24.spanishaf.arp.jpg  Spain
 Turkey
Transport aircraft 10 CN-235-100/110 variant in use. All modernized.
Do 28[23] Dornier do 28 d2 sky 03.jpg  West Germany
 Turkey
Transport aircraft 2 Do 28D-2 variant in use. All modernized.
Super King Air 200[104] KingAir200-G-CDFY-122.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Utility aircraft 6 B200C variant in use. All modernized.
T-41 Mescalero[23] USAFA Flying Team T-41D.jpg  United States
 Turkey
Utility aircraft 25 T-41D variant in use. All modernized.

Future procurements[edit]

Name Type Quantity Notes
National Infantry Rifle Project Battle and assault rifle 600,000[106] All G3 and HK33 rifles will be replaced with MPT in next 10 years.[107] Serial production began in 2015.[108] The initial phase of the project will see a total of 35,014 MPT-76's being produced in two tranches. The first tranche of the initial phase, consisting of 20,000 rifles was contracted to state-owned company Machines and Chemical Industries Board (MKEK) in June 2015. The second tranche, consisting of 15,014 rifles, was contracted with local company Kalekalip in December 2015.[109]
Modern National Machine Gun Project General-purpose machine gun TBD MKEK and Kalekalıp won the project.[110] First batch will be delivered in 2015.[111] Machine gun will use 7.62mm.[112]
Utility Helicopter Programme Utility helicopter 109~300[113] 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.[113] On 21 April 2011 the Turkish defence minister announced that the Sikorsky T-70 Black Hawk had been declared the winner.[114]
Indigenous Helicopter Project Utility helicopter TBD Under Development by TAI.[115][116]
Heavy Lift Helicopter Programme Transport helicopter 11[117] CH-47F's ordered. 5 to Land Forces Command, 1 to Special Forces Command,[117] expected to be produced by 2016.[118]
T-LORAMIDS Missile defence/air defence system 12[119] FD-2000 Selected over competing U.S., Russian, and European systems.[120][121] Cancelled in favor of a domestically produced initiative.[122]
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[23] while the Otokar Corporation is offering the Arma.[23] 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.[123]
Armoured Amphibious Assault Vehicle Project Amphibious Assault Vehicle 27 Main function is Amphibious Operation. To transport troops from ship to shore through rough water and the surf zone and onto land where it can continue on to inland objectives.[124]
Anti-Tank Vehicle Project Tank destroyer 260 Anti-Tank Vehicles will be indigenously developed in order to carry the new generation antitank missile systems currently in service of TLFC and also for those to be acquired by the SSM Project of OMTAS.[125]

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