ATMACA to Be Test-Fired At Sea In November

ATMACA to Be Test-Fired At Sea In November 11 September, 2019

Roketsan’s Atmaca anti-ship missile will be test-fired from an Ada-class corvette TCG Kınalıada in November this year. The event will mark the first time that the Atmaca is tested at sea.

Atmaca was unveiled for the first time by Roketsan during IDEF 19 defence exhibition. The serial production contract of Atmaca anti-ship missile was signed between the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and Roketsan on November 2nd, 2018.

According to Roketsan, Atmaca is a subsonic, sea-skimming anti-ship missile with a range of over 220km featuring a 250kg-class high explosive fragmentation warhead. It features high resistance to countermeasures, all-weather capability, a target updating/mission termination facility and a comprehensive mission planning system with 3D routing. The missile is effective against sea targets in open or coastal waters, as well as against shore-based targets.

Atmaca is set to become the Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) weapon of choice aboard Turkish Navy modern surface combatants: It will be fitted aboard the Ada-class corvettes, the future Istanbul-class frigates and the future TF2000-class anti-air warfare destroyers.

ATMACA to Be Test-Fired At Sea In November

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