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SEPTEMBER 2020

Turkish Vessel Carrying Anti-Air Gun Prototype Stranded near Greek Island (Photo & Video)

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A photo and a video, showing a Turkish ship, carrying an anti-air gun, which ran aground near the Greece’s Kos Island, have been published online.

Turkish Vessel Carrying Anti-Air Gun Prototype Stranded near Greek Island (Photo & Video)

Photo: YouTube / aegeanews

The Turkish Alcatras ship, which has characteristics of a fishing vessel, but apparently has no installed fishing gear, experienced a failure and ran aground near the Greece’s Kos Island, the Defense Watch news portal reported on Thursday. According to a captain of the ship, it was sailing from Istanbul to Antalya.

A photo and a video, showing the ran aground ship, were published online. We can see a covered anti-air gun, placed on the deck of the Alcatras, which has a distinct shape of the Aselsan’s Korkut AA gun.

Turkish Vessel Carrying Anti-Air Gun Prototype Stranded near Greek Island (Photo & Video)

Photo: Twitter / TyrannosurusRex

The Korkut includes one command and control vehicle with a 3D search radar (marked with a white square on the photo) and three gun vehicles, each of which is equipped with the Oerlikon GDF-002 35-mm air defense gun and a fire control radar. The Oerlikon GDF-002 twin guns are produced under a license of MKEK.

According to the Greek OnAlert informational website, the cargo of the Alcatras ship was reloaded aboard another vessel.

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