Developed by Turkish weapons manufacturer Roketsan, Atmaca, has a range of more than 200 kilometres (124 miles) and it can target far outside visual radius.
Turkey has tested its first locally produced maritime missile Atmaca in the Black Sea region.
Test activities of the Atmaca, a long-range anti-ship missile developed by Roketsan, was carried out in the northern Sinop province on Thursday, according to the office of governor.
Our domestically produced Atmaca will make enemies fear, said Naval Forces Commander Admiral Adnan Ozbal after observing test fires together with Erol Karaomeroglu, Sinop governor.
Ismail Demir, head of Turkey's Presidency of Defence Industries, said on Twitter: “Our first national anti-ship missile, #ATMACA, successfully destroyed the target when fired from our national ship TCG Kinaliada.”
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İlk milli gemisavar füzemiz #ATMACA, milli gemimiz TCG Kınalıada’dan atışında hedefi başarıyla imha etti.— Ismail Demir (@IsmailDemirSSB) February 4, 2021
Emeği geçen herkesi kutluyorum. Kahraman ordumuza hayırlı olsun!
➡️ @roketsan pic.twitter.com/3MshJNHKxP
He also congratulated everyone who contributed to the maritime missile.
Roketsan describes Atmaca as a high-precision, long-range, surface-to-surface, precision strike anti-ship missile which can be integrated with patrol boats, frigates and corvettes and is expected to replace the US-made Harpoon.
It has a range of more than 200 kilometres (124 miles), posing a threat to targets far outside visual range.
It also provides a target update, re-attack, and mission abort capability via modern data link.
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