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Turkey to start mass production of indigenous air defense systems

Ankara, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkey decided on Tuesday to start mass production of its indigenous air defense systems and its first national tactical ballistic missile Tayfun, the country’s defense industry executive committee said.

The committee made such decisions regarding 25 important defense industry projects during a meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Erdogan earlier said Tayfun (Turkish for Typhoon) will have a range of 1,000 km.

The indigenous air defense systems that will go into mass production include surface-to-air missile Siper, low-altitude air defense missiles Hisar and Sungur, anti-ship missile Atmaca, laser-guided missile TRLG-230, anti-tank missile Karaok, and air-to-air missiles Gokdogan and Bozdogan, according a statement by the committee.

 

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