Link 16 Data Link Processor Card for SOM-J to be Manufactured by Meteksan Defense

Date: Issue 74 - May 2017

With the “Link-16 Data Link Card Procurement Contract” signed between TÜBİTAK SAGE and Meteksan Savunma in December 2016, the Link-16 Data Link Processor Card of SOM-J ammunition to be developed for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) will be manufactured by Meteksan Defense.

SOM-J, a high-precision cruise stand-off missile, will cater to cruise missile requirements for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) of the Turkish Air Forces, will be used by various allied countries, and will be one of the most important striking forces of the F-35 fighter jets. Within the framework of such requirements, the Link-16 Data Link Processor hardware solution required for the network enabled ammunition feature, which is critical cruise missiles, will be added to the SOM-J by Meteksan Defense. In this context, the first national tactical data link processor hardware will also be produced. The relevant hardware will be delivered in a closed box and the ammunition will have features that meet the requirements of peripheral conditions.