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Ankara announced successful tests of the domestic missile of the SIPER air defense system

Ankara announced successful tests of the domestic missile of the SIPER air defense system

In Turkey, SIPER missiles of its own production were tested the day before. According to the military, the tests were successful. They, as stated, became a gift from the Turkish defense industry to the citizens of the country for the New Year, as well as due to the fact that in 2023 the Republic of Turkey celebrates its 100th anniversary. This was stated by the head of the country's defense industry Ismail Demir.

It is reported that SIPER hit a target located at a distance of more than 100 kilometers. For reference, the Russian S-400 complex can hit targets at a distance of up to 400 km.

According to the head of the defense industry department, SIPER missiles will form the basis of Turkey's air and missile defense in the future.

Today, the basis of Turkish air defense and missile defense systems are the American Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as the S-400 air defense systems previously purchased from Russia.

Ankara claims that SIPER is an alternative to Patriot and S-400. It is expected that such weapons will enter the Turkish army next year, and by 2026 SIPER will be the basis of Turkish air defense.

If Ankara succeeds in implementing this project, Turkey will become one of the few countries producing its own air defense systems.

Recall that earlier Turkey tested a new strike drone of its own production Kizilelma (“Red Apple”).
Photos used:
Official website of the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey

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  1. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 31 December 2022 08: 26
    Zelya has already sent a request .. about the immediate provision of these systems to Ukraine?))
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 31 December 2022 08: 28
    Ankara announced successful tests of the domestic missile of the SIPER air defense system
    "But what about us? And we are no worse than many, we can also pop into the sky. And numerous SIPERs go, the results are simply hard to see" (almost Vysotsky) request
  3. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 31 December 2022 08: 37
    after buying the s400 ... immediately its own development appeared ... a coincidence)
    1. HattinGokbori88
      HattinGokbori88 31 December 2022 14: 03
      The Turks began working on a domestic air defense system many years before they bought the S-400 from Russia. In addition, Russia has not yet shared anything with Turkey, although negotiations are ongoing and the Turks have agreed to pay more money than any other buyer due to the promise of joint production.

      It takes a very long time for the maturation of the anti-aircraft system, and in 2015 the Turks did not have time. Either another Western coup or a NATO attack was inevitable. And in any such case, the Turks would have to shoot down Western fighters. There was already a very good system for shooting down NATO aircraft (S-400) and Russia was more than willing to sell. So the Turks bought and ensured the security of the country. In retaliation, they were kicked out of the F-35 program, lost $1,5 billion, faced an arms embargo from the West, and its economy was attacked. And Russia received an incredible amount of free advertising for 2-3 years non-stop, which could not be bought for any money.
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