Test flights of GÖKTUĞ Air-Air Missile developed by TÜBİTAK SAGE continue
Test flights of Göktuğ air-air missile continue to be conducted by the 401st Test Fleet Command. Regarding the test flights, the social media account of the Ministry of National Defense was shared on Twitter. "GÖKTUĞ Air-Air Missile Test Flights continue to be carried out by the 101st Test Fleet Command with the support of the 401st Airborne Refueling Fleet Command." statements were included.
Within the scope of the Göktuğ air-to-air missile project, which started in 2013, the GÖKDOĞAN - GÖ Missile with a long-range active radar seeker head and a short-range high-maneuverable, Infrared Imager Seeker (IIR) BOZDOĞAN - Gİ Air-Air missile is being developed.
Seekers developed within the scope of GÖKDOĞAN air-to-air missile project are also used in long-range air defense missiles. GÖKDOĞAN Air-Air missile, whose development works are planned to be completed in 2020, will be launched from F-16 aircraft and will increase the air dominance of the Turkish Air Force.
Later on, President Erdoğan said about domestic air-to-air missiles, “The guided firing tests of BOZDOĞAN in-sight and GÖKDOĞAN sight-seeing missiles, developed within the scope of the project we have been carrying out to produce our first domestic and national air-to-air missile, were also successfully performed. Hopefully, we will take our BOZDOĞAN missile into the inventory as soon as possible. Thanks to this success, we have made significant progress in the work of our long-range air defense missile system, SİPER. " he had made statements.
Tübitak SAGE Institute Director Gürcan Okumuş said the following about Gökdoğan and Bozdoğan: "The normally planned completion period of the project is the end of 2020. Ground tests have been completed. Next, there are tests to be carried out on the aircraft… In the coming months, the target aircraft will be fired with the 401st Test Fleet Command. "