Turkey develops indigenous air defense system

Turkey develops indigenous air defense system

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The Turkish portable missile can be integrated to land, air, and, sea platforms

Turkey’s domestically developed air defense missile system is ready for induction after successful trials, the head of the country’s Presidency of Defense Industries said on Wednesday.

Sharing a statement on his Twitter account, Defense Industries Presidency (SSB) head Ismail Demir said that Sungur, developed by Roketsan with domestic defense industry stakeholders, is “ready to enter inventory after successful shot tests.”

The portable air defense system Sungur, developed by Turkey’s leading defense firm Roketsan, can be installed on land, air and sea platforms.

The air defense system has the 360-degree shooting capability day and night. It can shoot while moving, along with effective target detection, diagnosis, identification and tracking.

Sungur is ahead of its class with its effectiveness, high maneuverability, high target-hit capacity and countermeasures, titanium warhead and sight that allows the target to be viewed from a long-range, Demir said.

Demir also shared a video showing the system.

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