The state-run Anadolu Agency reported that Roketsan Common Supervisor Murat Iki said that they consider that the Pedestal Mounted CIRIT (KMC) Weapon System they’ve developed will strengthen the anti-tank divisions of the Turkish Armed Forces. The system is able to capturing towards shifting targets with its excessive mobility, 360-degree rotation characteristic, and stabilized turret system that may be managed from inside the car. The flexibility to make use of anti-tank missiles collectively is likely one of the essential capabilities of Turkish system that creates a multiplier impact. Certified in 2014, the KMC Weapon System has been efficiently built-in and examined on each land and sea platforms.

Developed by Roketsan, YALMAN Turret enters the stock of the Turkish Armed Forces. Turkish Ministry of Nationwide Defence introduced the event. The KMC Weapon System can launch 3 various kinds of missiles, each laser and IIR guided. Because of its stabilized turret, the KMC Weapon System, which gives the flexibility to shoot on the transfer as much as 40 kilometers, affords the consumer a excessive hit functionality as much as 8 kilometers. This technique can even perform reconnaissance and surveillance actions at a variety of as much as 20 kilometers with the high-tech electro-optical system it carries.


Roketsan KMC CIRIT Antitank Missile System (Photograph by Roketsan)

Cirit is a laser-guided 70 mm missile system fitted with a semi-active laser homing seeker underneath manufacturing by Turkish arms business producer ROKETSAN. It is likely one of the tasks launched by Turkey to equip the Turkish Military’s T-129 Atak, AH-1P Cobra and AH-1W Tremendous Cobra assault helicopters with low-cost precision strike capabilities. It has been chosen by Eurocopter for execution of a take a look at and integration program to equip the Eurocopter EC635. The weapon’s identify comes from a conventional Turkish horseback recreation, Cirit (pronounced Jirit), the place two groups of riders struggle a mock battle utilizing picket javelins that are known as cirit.

The seeker and steering part is connected to a purpose-built warhead with a Class 5 Insensitive Munition (IM). The multipurpose warhead has a mixed armour-piercing ammunition with enhanced behind armor anti-personnel and incendiary results. The engine is of diminished smoke design, with IM properties. It’s related to the rear part by a roll bearing that allows it to rotate in flight. There are 4 small stabilising surfaces on the very rear of the missile in entrance of the exhaust nozzle that ensures secure flight. The Cirit has a most efficient guided vary of 8 km with a excessive likelihood of hit on a 3×3 m goal at this vary.

Roketsan KMC CIRIT Antitank Missile System Enter Service in Turkish Armed Forces
Roketsan KMC CIRIT Antitank Missile System (Photograph by Roketsan)