The Turkish Air force will test locally made air-to-air missiles, substitutes for the US-made AIM-120 AMRAAM later this month.
Speaking at the SAHA EXPO Virtual Fair that opened today, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank stated that it is expected that domestic air-to-air missiles (Gökdoğan and Bozdoğan) will be tested at the end of the month.
The missiles will be test-fired from F-16 jets of the Turkish Air Force. All ground tests have been completed and the missiles will enter mass production after the successful completion of the flight test program.
The Gökdoğan is a beyond visual range advanced medium range air to air missile (AMRAAM) similar to the AIM-120 while Bozdoğan is a short range line of sight missile. Developed by local research institute, TUBITAK SAGE, the missiles have been under development since 2013.