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  • Roket Progress - Reports From DSEI
    Posted by Douglas Barrie 5:52 AM on Sep 09, 2009

    Turkish weapons company Roketsan is hoping to see its Cirit semi-active laser guided missile enter service in the first quarter of 2010.

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    The helicopter-launched weapon has been integrated on the AH-1 attack helicopter with the basic development program now complete. The air-to-surface weapon has a range of up to 8 kilometers (5 miles). It is intended for use against lightly armored targets.

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    Development is also continuing on the company’s two imaging infrared-guided anti-armor missiles. The medium range system, abbreviated to OMTAS in Turkish , has an engagement range of up to 4km. The long-range missile, known as UMTAS, has a fly-out of up to 8km.

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    The medium-range system is intended for vehicle and tripod mounts, while the long-range weapon is intended for helicopter launch. Development of the long-range system is due to be complete by 2011. The weapon is meant for the T129 variant of the AgustaWestland AW129 attack helicopter being purchased by Turkey.

    Picture Credit 1 and 3 D.Barrie/AW&ST 2 Roketsan.

    Tags: ar99, Roketsan, Turkey, missile

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