Turkey’s first indigenously produced maritime missile passed its latest long-distance test launch with flying colors, the nationâ€™s top defense industry official said on July 4.
The Atmaca missile â€śperformed its functions perfectly, it successfully hit a target over 200 kilometers [124 miles] away and is ready to enter the [Turkish Armed Forces’] weapons inventory,â€ť Ä°smail Demir, the head of Turkeyâ€™s Defense Industries Presidency, said on Twitter. Demir also shared footage of the test.
AtmacamÄ±z bu sefer uzun uĂ§tu 🚀🇹🇷
200+ km mesafedeki hedefi baĹźarÄ±yla vurarak fonksiyonlarÄ±nÄ± mĂĽkemmel Ĺźekilde yerine getiren #ATMACA seyir fĂĽzemiz envantere girmeye hazÄ±rlanÄ±yor.@roketsan#Ä°stiklĂ˘lveÄ°stikbĂ˘limizÄ°Ă§in pic.twitter.com/BLp4urqAdz
â€” Ismail Demir (@IsmailDemirSSB) July 4, 2020
Made by missile producer Roketsan, Atmaca is expected to enter the Turkish militaryâ€™s inventory before year-end, replacing the U.S.-made Harpoon.
According to Roketsan, Atmaca is a high-precision, long-range, surface-to-surface, precision strike anti-ship missile that can be integrated with patrol boats, frigates, and corvettes.
It boasts a range of over 200 km (124 mi), posing a threat to targets far outside visual range. It also provides target update, re-attack, and mission abort capability via modern data link.
SOURCE: ANADOLU AGENCY