Roketsan Unveils new KHAN Missile System at IDEF’ 17

Date: Issue 74 - May 2017

Turkish Leader Missile Manufacturer, Roketsan will reveal novel product, the artillery missile KHAN system, in IDEF exhibition.

 The Artillery Missile KHAN (with 610 mm diameter), designed and produced by Roketsan, is a ground to ground missile which can provide mass fire power on high payoff targets within area of influence of the army. KHAN Missile provides fire support to manoeuvring units by creating timely, accurate and effective firepower. 

KHAN Missile is able to hit targets accurately with its inertial guidance system or its GNSS supported inertial guidance system. KHAN Missile is placed inside a canister and it is stored, transported, loaded and launched in Missile in Canister (MIC) configuration.

KHAN Missile can be launched from Roketsan made KHAN Weapon System and other compatible platforms with suitable interfaces for integration. 

The Launcher is used to fulfill fire support missions for maneuvering forces against area/high pay-off targets, day & night and in adverse weather conditions. The launcher platform is integrated on an 8x8 Tactical Wheeled Vehicle (TWV) that has superior on-road and off-road travel capacity as well as a strong structure providing a reliable platform.

The Launcher is also a deterrent force due to its long range and mass fire capabilities. It is therefore ready for vital tasks in a very wide array of missions from peace support operations to the attack with fire missions in addition to standard tactical missions for the support of a maneuvering force.

The Launcher has shoot-and-scoot capabilities enabled by navigation, automatic hydraulic leveling & stabilization and automatic cradle laying capabilities integrated to the weapon management system. 

The Launcher is equipped with the necessary mechanical, electrical and electronic sub-systems to perform various steps required (mission planning, deployment, ballistic calculation, laying etc.) in order to conduct a fire mission, either under command of Command & Control Vehicle or individually. The system can be customized in different versions, which have different sub-systems including platform (vehicles), radios, power sources, navigation system etc., in various brands and models according to the user’s logistical infra-structure and needs.

Due to the fully automatic weapon control, navigation and laying systems, the Launcher has a crew of maximum three, consisting of a commander, a gunner and a driver.