Medium Altitude Indigenous Air Defence Missile Accomplished First Test-Fire with Great Success

Issue 55 - September 2014

Hisar-O Project - Medium Altitude Indigenous Air Defence Missile Project– was commenced in order to meet Turkish Armed Forces’ Low and Medium Altitude Air Defence requirements and is expected to compete with its contemporariesin the world. The first test-fire of the Ballistic Test Missile was successfully completed on July 23, 2014 in Aksaray, a city in Central Anatolia,with the participation of officials from Turkish Land, Air and Naval Forces Commands, Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, Aselsan and Roketsan.

During the tests, performed within the scope of the Project, the missilese parated success fully from the launcher and completed itsflight at its calculatedcourse.The accomplishment of such tests isa completion of another milestone on Turkey’s roadmap for developing the first Indigenous air defence missile.