Turkey test-fires locally produced surface-to-air missile

Turkey test-fires locally produced surface-to-air missile

Turkey’s Roketsan has successfully test-fired a locally produced medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) called HISAR-O.

According to the manufacturer, HISAR-O is designed to defend critical assets from aerial threats such as combat aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles, among others.

The SAM uses dual-pulse solid-propellant rocket and its guidance suite is comprised of an inertial navigation system (INS) supported by mid-course guidance corrections from a surface radar via data-link.

Once close enough to the target, the HISAR switches to its imaging infrared (IIR) seeker.

The development cost of the short-range HISAR-A (15 km) and HISAR-O (25 km) is reportedly $332 million U.S. and $255 million respectively, with the A version being tested earlier in 2013.