Turkish Defence Industry’s growing power: ROKETSAN


Date: Issue 9 - January 2008

SOFEX’07 will also witness to an Air-to-Surface missile, which is a brand new product for the world defence inventory. 2.75’’ Laser-Guided Rocket’s engineering, design and development phase debuted in 2004, following the contract awarded by the Turkish Ministry of National Defence. 2.75’’ Laser-Guided Rocket is to be fired from helicopters against lightly-armored vehicles with its anti-personnel, anti-material and incendiary warhead. It is offered to air forces with an accurate and inexpensive solution along with maximum impact. 2.75" semi-active laser guided air to ground missile and smart launcher (MIL-STD-1760 interface) will fill the gap between the unguided munitions and the anti-armour systems of attack helicopters, as a highly accurate and cost-effective solution against soft-targets.

Long Range Antitank Missile (LRAT)
The specifications of long range system are; lock on before and after launch, day and night all weather operational capability, fast cook-off and bullet impact insentivity. LRAT missile system having a range of between 5 and 8 km is aimed to be used by Attack helicopters. LRAT will be fitted with an imaging infrared seeker that will possess both lock-on-before-launch and lock-on-after-launch capability. The missile will have an overall length of 1.75 m, a diameter of 160 mm and a launch weight of 35 kg. Each helicopter is expected to carry two pods of four LRAT, which will be mounted on the stub wings.
Demilitarization Facility
Part of its “through life” philosophy of service provision, ROKETSAN constructed a modern turnkey Munitions Disposal Facility in Turkey with the project responsibility of NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) and Turkish Ministry of Defence.
The facility is established with the purpose of disassembly and demolition of more than 50 different types of classical ammunition in different sizes as well as missiles, rockets and landmines that are out of service, without harming the environment and by giving priority to human and material safety.
The facility has been a turnkey project within the framework of an agreement concluded between NATO Logistics Organization NAMSA and Ministry of National Defense.
The capability of the Turkish Munitions Disposal Facility to work with explosives in accordance with European Union environmental standards has been certified by NAMSA. High quality recycling in high yields without harming the environment in high safety conditions is the priority in the Turkish Munitions Disposal Facility.
Establishment of demilitarization facilities can be fullfilled worldwide with ROKETSAN’s proven expertise.