August 10th 2015 ROKETSAN
The First National Air Defence Missile of Turkey, HİSAR Records Another First!
During the tests that have now been completed, the HİSAR-A missiles successfully separated from the launcher with the ignition of the first pulse rocket motor, then igniting the second pulse motor in flight to perform the programmed maneuvers under the control of the on-board autopilot.
This is the first ever successful firing of a dual pulse motor missile in Turkey, which has led Roketsan to become a proud member of the limited number of companies with similar technological capabilities in the world. As a result of these firing tests, another milestone has been completed under the development of the first national air defence missile of Turkey.
The HİSAR Projects have been designed to give Turkey a national Air Defence Missile capability towards meeting the Low and Medium Altitude Air Defence requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces and also be able to compete in world markets. The development of the radar, command & control and fire control systems fall under the responsibility of Aselsan, while the design and development of the missile systems are the responsibility of Roketsan, the Missile Center of Excellence of Turkey.
Successful Hits from UMTAS!
Multiple targets were successfully hit during firing tests, on the 2nd and 3rd of July, 2015, at the firing range in Karapınar/Konya, also witnessed by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of Roketsan. The UMTAS Project is in the design verification phase, where system qualification is expected to begin this year.