Roketsan at Farnborough 2018

Aiming to boost its export figures with the indigenous state-of-the-art products, already entered services of the both Turkish and a number of foreign Armed and Security forces, Turkey’s rockets and missiles centre of excellence Roketsan displays its state-of-the-art products at its stand during Farnborough International Airshow 2018 the biggest and most important Airshow in the Aerospace industry in 2018, which takes place from 16-22 July 2018 at Farnborough, Great Britain

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Mock-ups of CİRİT (named after a traditional Turkish cavalry game) 2.75” semi-active laser (SAL) guided rocket, the Pedestal Mounted CİRİT (PMC), the Smart Micro Munition (MAM-L), SOM Next Generation Air Launched Cruise Missile Family, Anti-Tank Guided Missile Family comprising UMTAS long range and OMTAS medium range anti-tank guided missiles with SAL and IIR guidance, TEBER Laser Guidance Kit as well as ASW Rocket and Ballistic Protection Solutions are among the products being showcased at Roketsan stand.

Pedestal Mounted CİRİT (PMC)

CİRİT 2.75” Laser Guided Missile a well-defined weapon for low cost high precision strike capability has become well known among the modern armed forces. The flexible architecture of the weapon enables the integration on aerial, naval and land platforms. Designed as the primary weapon for attack platforms, CİRİT is already being used on helicopters, border patrol aircraft, UAVs, naval platforms, stationary land-based platforms and mobile land platforms. 

The PMC (also known as KMC among Turkish Land Forces) has been developed completely by Roketsan resources to support the mobile land troops operational capabilities. All integration and test activities have been completed by a dedicated team in a short period on a land vehicle. Due to its unique and agile performance capabilities PMC has become the interest of modern armed forces. In addition to the CİRİT Missile integration, Anti-tank Missile (UMTAS/L-UMTAS) integrations recently have been started and a new contract awarded in 2016 by the Turkish Ministry of National Defence. Preparations are ongoing for the first party deliveries to Turkish Land Forces. Within the scope of this contract, PMC shall evolve to carry and fire multiple types of guided missiles from the same turret.

The Pedestal Mounted CİRİT (PMC), is a high mobility field proven weapon system, with stabilized remote control missile station capable of firing on the move, EOS integrated Mast with 360° azimuth coverage for automatic target tracking and engagement provided with autonomous laser designation on STANAG 3733 compatibility, quad view video, Full HD IR, TV and SWIR video for ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) enabling day & night operation, MIL-STD-1760 compatible store management system with gunner& commander control station, high capacity on-board CİRİT Missile storage, C-130 Transportable Tracked/Wheeled Vehicle platform.

Roketsan’s Anti-Tank Missile Family Coming with Different Applications

Roketsan is about to finalize its Long Range Anti-Tank Missile System project UMTAS and its Medium Range Anti-Tank Missile System project OMTAS, both of which are being developed in line with the requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces. The UMTAS and OMTAS Missiles, which are being developed as a product family, enable Roketsan to meet the various requirements of users in today’s battlefield.

While the Laser Guided Long Range Anti-Tank Missile System (L-UMTAS) is already in the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces, following the completion of the qualification phase, the qualification phase of the UMTAS with an imaging infrared seeker has been completed for the product and production line. In addition, a number of test firings from attack helicopters have been successfully completed, and the serial production of the missile has begun. While the integration of UMTAS into armoured land vehicles and land platforms is under way, the ongoing process of product and production line qualification of OMTAS has now been completed and the missile is ready for serial production.

Selçuk YAŞAR, President and CEO of Roketsan, states that with UMTAS and OMTAS they have developed a product family that will serve their users for many years. “The point is, anti-tank missiles are not just about eliminating the ever-developing armour technologies; now you need to be capable of meeting all kinds of emerging threats. In addition to their anti-tank capabilities, which are their main mission, the UMTAS and OMTAS were designed to be effective against any other ground or surface threats. We will be witnessing such implementations frequently in the coming period.”