Successfully Completed Turkey's Indigenous Guided Missile Merlin First Test Firing

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that Bozdoğan, the In-Vision Air-Air Missile developed by TÜBİTAK SAGE, has successfully completed the first guided shooting test on the target aircraft.

Stating that they are counting days for mass production of domestic and national counterparts, air-to-air missiles taken at the cost of millions of dollars, President Erdoğan said, “Our air-to-air missile Bozdoğan, which will be integrated into our warplanes, achieved full hit in guided shots made from launch pads. Aircraft shot tests of this missile, which is flying well above the speed of sound and capable of high maneuverability, will be done next year. Bozdoğan missile, which is a product of the Göktuğ Project, which has been studied since 2013, will enter the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces after the test shots are completed from the aircraft. ” said.


President Erdoğan noted that ATMACA, the first national naval cruise missile, will also enter the inventory next year, saying, “Our air-to-air missile produced by only 9 countries in the world will be mounted on our National Combat Aircraft and our F-16 fighter jets. Thus, in addition to the air-ground weapons we use in our warplanes, our air-to-air weapons will be domestic and national. It was the first time that we fired a national missile from our national ship. Our first national naval cruise missile developed and produced by Roketsan, ATMACA, was successfully launched from TCG Kınalıada. I hope that our missile will enter the inventory next year. ” used expressions.


Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank shared a video on his Twitter account. Minister Varank said, “We continue to write history. Bozdoğan, the in-view air-air missile developed by TÜBİTAK SAGE, which was given by our President, successfully completed the first guided shooting test on the target aircraft. ” found the assessment.


In-sight air defense missile Gökdoğan has an effective explosive hood and infrared guidance system. This missile, which successfully passed its first tests, will be mounted on the National Combat Aircraft and F-16s.


Bozdogan, firing tests before the plane, the fighter aircraft were fired from the launch platform. During the test, the missile engaged in a target traveling at an altitude of about 4 kilometers in the air, and the shot was successfully completed. Flying well above the speed of sound and highly capable of maneuvering the missile from the aircraft tests will be made in 2020. When the project is completed, in addition to the air-ground weapons used in warplanes, the air-air weapons will be local and national. Only the 9 country-produced air-to-air missile Bozdoğan has been deployed in the world to increase the rate of localization of our air defense system.

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