Turkey has test-fired its first homemade ballistic missile near the Black Sea coastal region of Sinop Thursday.
“Our missile Bora (storm), with a range of 280km, was just test-fired in Sinop. “It will strike its target in the Black Sea any minute now," the Turkish defense minister Fikri Isik was quoted as saying by various local media Thursday.
"Turkey now makes its own missile. We have gained the self-confidence to make better ones,” added the minister. Bora has a payload of 450kg and it has been developed by Turkey’s major weapons manufacturer Roketsan.
In recent years, Turkey has been pursuing a long-term plan of manufacturing weapons systems domestically. Moreover, Ankara’s NATO allies refuse to transfer the technology to the country.
Turkish Undersecretary for Defence Industries (SSM) has awarded a contract of 52 Super Mushshak trainers to Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) during the second day of IDEF 2017. Letter of Intent (LoI) with Turkey for the sale of this aircraft was signed during IDEAS 2016, in the presence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Turkeys ASELSAN and Ukrainian ANTONOV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at IDEF17 in Istanbul to explore opportunities of business collaboration on complete avionics and integrated solutions for An−148 aircraft family. The intended collaboration is primarily based on the An−158 and An−178 aircraft which they could be strong candidates for regional jet and cargo aircraft, the Ukrainian firm announced Wednesday
Turkey's Kale group will a launch a joint venture with UK's Rolls-Royce to develop and manufacture engines for fighter jet TF-X that is being developed locally. The joint venture will be established by Kale and Rolls-Royce with 51 percent and 49 percent shares, respectively,
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan have voiced support for the idea to create safe zones or de-escalation zones in Syria during a meeting in Sochi, Russia Wednesday. Both the governments noted that it should lead to further pacification of the parties and to the strengthening of the ceasefire regime
Turkey test-fired a locally-made HİSAR-A short-range air-defence missile on Feb. 1 in the Anatolian province of Aksaray
Two Turkish-made armored vehicles are said to have ‘bested their foreign rivals in performance tests held in Slovakia on Dec. 14
Turkey has a signed a $2.5 billion deal with Russia to buy S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems
Turkey has signed an agreement with fellow NATO members France and Italy to develop its national missile defense systems, the Turkish defense minister said on Friday. Turkish companies would work with Italian-French missile maker consortium Eurosam, defense minister Fikri Isik said on Friday speaking during a reception at the French embassy in Ankara,
Turkey has ruled out integrating the Russian S-400 missile defence system into the country's NATO standard defence equipment, its defence minister Fikri Isik has said. Speaking to TRT TV channel on Tuesday, Isik said, "Turkey knows that in case S-400 missiles systems are purchased from Russia, it will be impossible to incorporate them into the NATO system
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