Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on June 18 that the first domestically made anti-ship missile, the Atmaca, successfully hit its target during the final test launch, Report informs referring to Market Research Telecast.
“The steel sword of our homeland, the Atmaca anti-ship missile, first hit a ship-shaped target during the test launch before being put into service. I congratulate our Armed Forces and the Navy,” the president tweeted.
The Atmaca is a long-range, high-precision surface-to-surface anti-ship missile that can be integrated into patrol boats, frigates and corvettes. The weapon has a range of more than 200 kilometers and provides target update, re-attack and mission cancellation functions via a modern data link.
Mavi Vatanımızın Çelik Kılıcı ATMACA Gemisavar Füzemiz, bugün envantere girişi öncesi gerçekleştirilen son test atışında ilk kez bir gemi hedefini tam isabetle vurmayı başardı. 🇹🇷— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) June 18, 2021
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