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New Generation Cruise Missiles SOM Product Family

Issue 99

Work on the serial production and development of different versions of the Stand-Off Missile (SOM), which has been developed as an air-to-ground/surface cruise missile to meet the requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces and those of friendly and allied nations, continues at full speed. The current members of the SOM product family are the SOM-A, SOM-B1 and SOM-B2 versions for use against ground targets, and the SOM-J version for use against naval targets. SOM-A and SOM-B1 feature a high explosive blast fragmentation warhead; SOM-B2 has a tandem penetrator warhead; and SOM-J has a semi-armor piercing warhead. The missile can select between missions based on pre-flight programming and it is possible to select the parameters used to hit the target.

The SOM product family, developed based on the most recent doctrines and technologies related to cruise missiles, stands out with its modular design, which supports the required operational flexibility for use against ground and naval targets with active protection.