Pakistan Accepts ASELSAN Zargana

3.01.2022 -
TURKEY

Factory acceptance tests of the ZARGANA Torpedo Countermeasure System, produced by ASELSAN for the Pakistan Navy, were successfully carried out.

Within the scope of Pakistan Navy's Half-Life Modernization Project of AGOSTA90B Class Submarines; Factory acceptance tests of the ZARGANA Torpedo Countermeasure System for Submarines, developed nationally by ASELSAN; Pakistan Attaché was completed with the participation of Pakistan Naval Forces Command representative and Main Contractor STM officials.

As part of the integration of ZARGANA, developed under the leadership of the Presidency of Defense Industries, with Indonesian submarines; Factory acceptance tests, which were carried out with the participation of Indonesian Defense Attaché and Indonesian Naval Forces Command representatives, were also completed.

Torpedo Countermeasure Solutions for Submarines developed by ASELSAN are used in the navy, and they were opened to the world for the first time with the ZOKA Acoustic Decoy/Scramblers delivered to the Indonesian Naval Forces in 2019 and 2020.

The ZARGANA system solution, which includes the Launcher System, Decision Support System and ZOKA Acoustic Deceiver / Jamming subsystems, is exported abroad for the first time. After the integrations are completed, the way of supply to other submarines in Pakistan and Indonesia will be opened.

ZARGANA is the first and only national submarine torpedo countermeasure system with superior capabilities than its counterparts in the world. The system enables the determination of the most appropriate evasion tactic against the torpedo attacking the submarine by using the target and environment data obtained from the submarine, and the programmatic launch of acoustic decoys and jammers from the launchers located on the port and starboard according to the determined tactic. Acoustic jammers produce broadband noise and prevent the torpedo from detecting the submarine, while acoustic decoys imitate the submarine and deceive the torpedo.

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