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The first Turkish anti-tank missile successfully tested

During tests of the first Turkish-made anti-tank missile called UMTAS, the prototype successfully hit the target.

Work on the UMTAS project ("Uzun Menzilli Tanksavar Füze" - "Long-range anti-tank missile"), created to meet the needs of the army in anti-tank missiles by the Turkish industry, began in September 2008. Thanks to this project, the UMTAS missiles for T-129 ATAK helicopters will be available to the Turkish army.

According to a press release published by the defense company Roketsan in January 2013, UMTAS missile systems designed for use from helicopters are able to effectively withstand the main combat tanks and in many respects superior to similar anti-tank systems.

The first field tests in this project were held in July 2012, the prototype of the guided missile hit the target at a distance of 5 kilometers. Field trials will continue this year.
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  1. soldat1945
    soldat1945 30 March 2013 07: 25
    The Turks are all trying to make their military-industrial complex independent and self-sufficient, against the background of successes in small arms, their rocket science will also probably have commercial goals, a cheap and high-quality product, wait and see!
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 31 March 2013 01: 42
      They are preparing for war. That’s the whole secret. To global war, therefore, they mold everything they can.
  2. Wedmak
    Wedmak 30 March 2013 07: 35
    Oh, the distant anti-tank. I wonder how many kilometers this range is expressed.
    1. OTAKE
      OTAKE 30 March 2013 07: 38
      from 0.5 to 8 km.
  3. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 30 March 2013 08: 00
    Probably this rocket is already a rebel in Syria! Experiencing probably reptiles.
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 31 March 2013 01: 43
      And you thought where they will test it?
    2. Windbreak
      Windbreak 31 March 2013 11: 01
      Have their helicopters already appeared? This is not a portable ATGM.
  4. Yarbay
    Yarbay 30 March 2013 08: 03
    this is outdated news !!!
    and far from the first anti-tank missile !!

    March 19 2013

    The Turkish Armed Forces have successfully tested the UMTAS anti-tank missile, developed by the state-owned missile industry company ROKETSAN.

    One of the features of the UMTAS missile, superior to other anti-tank guided missiles, is the ability to mount it to combat helicopters.

    During the exercises, ballistic and controlled missiles were tested. UMTAS missile accurately hit a target located at a distance of 5 kilometers.

    It should be noted that recently ROKETSAN and the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates entered into a contract for the supply of laser-guided CİRİT missiles to the UAE, the production of which is specialized in the Turkish state-owned missile industry company ROKETSAN.
    1. Yarbay
      Yarbay 30 March 2013 08: 24
      United Arab Emirates purchased laser-guided Cirit anti-tank missiles from the Turkish company Roketsan, reports Defense News. The deal amounted to 196,3 million dollars. According to the Turkish company, missiles for the UAE will be produced according to the amended design, so that the ammunition exactly matches the technical requirements of the customer. What changes will receive Cirit missiles, not specified.
      1. urich
        urich 30 March 2013 09: 03
        Alibek, you seem to be "closer" to Turkey. Is there anything more specific about these complexes? Did they get into the press behind the Turkish cordon? Let's upload it here with Russian translation smile
        1. Yarbay
          Yarbay 30 March 2013 09: 20
          According to Huseyn Baysak, Director General of ROKETSAN, military of a number of countries have already expressed interest in these missiles. Azerbaijan, however, has expressed interest in their joint production.

          “One of them that we are currently working on is the UMTAS long-range anti-tank missile system. UMTAS can be used from a helicopter to hit any target on the ground, including a tank. This is a fully national ROKETSAN product. ” Huseyn Baysak added that testing of UMTAS will be completed in 2012, then its mass production is planned.

          Another ROKETSAN product is a medium-range anti-tank missile system (not more than 4 km) - OMTAS. It can be mounted on a vehicle and can be used to destroy any tank. Its serial production is planned for 2013.

          UMTAS missiles have a caliber of 160 mm and a weight of 37,5 kg. A missile with a length of 1750 mm can be used to hit a target at a distance of up to 8 km.
          length - 1,75 m
          diameter - 0,16 m
          Starting weight: 37,5 kg
          Weight PU (with 4 missiles): 210 kg
          Launch range: 0,5-8 km



          Cirit anti-tank missiles

        2. Professor
          Professor 30 March 2013 10: 23
          Here is the source: UMTAS | Long Range Anti-Tank Missile

          It should be noted that during the development of the rocket, Boeing was noted and that despite the IIR and GOS with laser illumination, nowhere is it noted that the rocket "fired and forgot".


          / L-UMTAS
    2. Sirocco
      Sirocco 30 March 2013 10: 37
      Quote: Yarbay
      Note that recently ROKETSAN and the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces entered into a contract for the supply of laser-guided CİRİT missiles in the UAE,

      Who is the UAE fighting with? 'these rockets.
      1. OTAKE
        OTAKE 30 March 2013 10: 50
        Quote: Sirocco
        Quote: Yarbay
        Note that recently ROKETSAN and the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces entered into a contract for the supply of laser-guided CİRİT missiles in the UAE,

        Who is the UAE fighting with? 'these rockets.

        They have a territorial dispute with Iran over the islands. And with whom is Russia fighting? :) what then can we not buy rockets and planes?
  5. MacTavish
    MacTavish 30 March 2013 09: 01
    Well, that's how production will be adjusted and we'll see what kind of rocket or New Year’s firecracker is there
  6. Yeraz
    Yeraz 30 March 2013 10: 41
    So they will create well at home, equip the army with their weapons and buy less from the West.
  7. mansur
    mansur 30 March 2013 13: 53
    Only a question against whom it is used
    1. Rumi007
      Rumi007 30 March 2013 19: 57
      Well, for example, Azerbaijan has signed an agreement with Turkey on the purchase and production of these missiles. It's not hard to guess against whom.
  8. Ruslan_F38
    Ruslan_F38 30 March 2013 20: 31
    They don’t need Turkey, as well as any other weapons - it will be easier for Russia to put Ertogan’s staff lackey! They wanted the Ottoman Empire - let them moderate their ambitions. It is not clear why Ajalan urged to abandon the armed struggle - apparently the Turks tried. No wonder the Turkish military is still trying to overthrow the Turkish regime, apparently not everything is going smoothly there, most likely they don’t like the US-dependent policy of the Turkish elite. So this is not good news. God forbid they will use it against Syria.
    1. OTAKE
      OTAKE 30 March 2013 20: 44

      Can't put it in place yet! Sciatica tortured!
  9. darksoul
    darksoul 30 March 2013 20: 52
    Turks do ATGMs, Azerbaijanis have large-caliber sniper rifles with a caliber of 23,5mm ..... why the world is heading
  10. avensis
    avensis 31 March 2013 11: 34
    The Turks with their neo-Ottomanism will overstrain again, just as it happened with the Porta. Well, okay ... let the kids indulge in new toys: "and in many respects are superior to similar anti-tank systems." - yeah, who do not take it - always superior to everyone
    1. Babon
      Babon 31 March 2013 21: 29
      Why only Turks? From Iran, ideas of the idea of ​​Greater Iran are also heard, from the Middle East, the ideas of the Caliphate.