Turkish weapons producer and protection contractor Roketsan unveiled its new cruise missile, Cakir, on Thursday, with the corporate saying the ordinance will deliver operational flexibility on land, sea, and air. It’s nonetheless within the design part, its first exams are scheduled for later this 12 months, with platform integration to happen in 2023. With a variety of over 150 kilometers (93 miles), the cruise missile will likely be launchable from mounted and rotary-wing plane, assault drones, tactical land autos, and naval platforms. It additionally supplies operational versatility towards targets above the bottom or sea, in addition to these in caves. Cakir is ready to change into a brand new navy power multiplier with its state-of-the-art options and potent warhead, in keeping with an announcement from the corporate.

Cakir gives excessive survivability with its distinctive design and radar absorbing materials used on the body. That includes a novel warhead and impression level choice techniques, it will likely be extremely damaging including that the missile will have the ability to interact targets with excessive precision no matter climate circumstances because of its superior mid- and terminal part steerage techniques. It’s going to additionally boast network-based datalink facilitates and human-in-the-loop capabilities for updating, attacking/re-attacking, or aborting targets mid-flight. The brand new missile will likely be fitted with hybrid seekers together with IIR and RF, will likely be launched from varied platforms, together with FACs, USVs, UCAVs, helicopters, plane, land.


That includes a novel warhead and impression level choice techniques, Cakir will likely be extremely damaging.

Additionally able to carrying a number of payloads, the missile will have the ability to coordinate and intercommunicate with different ordinances as a swarm. With the swarm idea, which permits a coordinated assault with a lot of ammunition, it’s simpler to beat the enemy’s protection techniques, whereas excessive effectivity is ensured at a number of targets. Because of its distinctive hull design with radar absorber characteristic, ÇAKIR gives excessive survivability. Flying very near the water floor over the ocean and on land, along with its land masking capabilities, its radar-absorbing physique construction minimizes its detectability by enemy air protection techniques. It could possibly proceed its course in circumstances the place there’s intense digital jamming, with its jam-proof GNSS and altimeter-supported inertial navigation system.

Roketsan is a serious Turkish weapons producer and protection contractor based mostly in Ankara. Included in 1988 by Turkey’s Protection Business Govt Committee (SS?Okay) to determine the nation’s industrial base on missile know-how, the corporate has rapidly risen to change into certainly one of Turkey’s high 500 industrial companies. Roketsan’s present share holders embody Turkish Armed Forces Basis (55.5%), ASELSAN (15%), MKEK (15%), Vak?flar Bankas? (10%), HAVELSAN (4.5%). Roketsan is greatest recognized for its huge vary of guided and unguided rockets in addition to guided missiles corresponding to Bora, Atmaca, Cirit, UMTAS and OMTAS. The corporate additionally produces subsystems for Stinger, Rapier ESSM missiles and supplies know-how for different built-in civilian and navy platforms.