Turkey’s Roketsan unveils directed-energy weapon Alka against drones
Turkish defense contractor Roketsan has unveiled its first locally-developed directed-energy weapon (DEW) Alka that can destroy or disable hostile drones.
Introducing Alka at the International Defense Industry Fair 2019 (IDEF '19), Roketsan said the weapon system was developed in response to recent surge in drone attacks targeting Turkish armed forces.
According to Roketsan official Prof. Uğur Kayasal, Alka is equipped with both laser and electromagnetic systems to either destroy or disable drones and other similar aircrafts.
Kayasal said the system can accurately track multiple targets with its onboard radar and electro-optics.