Turkey Test-fires Locally-made HISAR-A Air-defence Missile

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Turkey Test-fires Locally-made HISAR-A Air-defence Missile
HISAR-1 short range missile

Turkey test-fired a locally-made HİSAR-A short-range air-defence missile on Feb. 1 in the Anatolian province of Aksaray.

Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli attended the test launch, which was carried out by Turkey’s leading defense contractors Roketsan and Aselsan, it said, Hurrietdailynews reported.

The Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement that the HİSAR missile project has been successfully continuing under the Defense Industry Undersecretariat (SSM) to address the needs of the Turkish Land Forces Command.

The low-altitude HİSAR-A missile system will play an important role in Turkey’s air defense, said the statement.

During the test, the missile was successfully fired from the launch system and continued to fly with programmed maneuvers and completed the flight after the firing of the second pulse engine.

HİSAR missiles are intended to protect military bases, ports, facilities and troops against air-based threats as well as to meet the needs of the Turkish Armed Forces for a low- and medium-altitude air defense security system.

HİSAR’s radar, command and control and fire control systems were developed by Aselsan, while Roketsan was responsible for the development of the missile system.

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