Turkey to Test home-made Air-to-air Missile from F-16 Jet in November

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Turkey to Test home-made Air-to-air Missile from F-16 Jet in November
AIM-120 AMRAAM missile @USAF

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.

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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.

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