Air Missile: The Turkish government is planning to introduce its first air to land missile, the SAGE, at the 13th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) in 2017. The new weapon has a range of 500 km and can be fired from drones. It uses solid fuel technology and is low smoke and highly accurate. The missiles are being developed to replace the AMRAAM AIM 120 C, which was designed to be a cruise missile. They also have a reliable rocket motor arming system and comply with MIL-STD-1760/1553 standards.
Turkey’s first air-to-air missile, the Bozdogan, is a mini version of the Gokdogan. It’s intended to be lightweight, cost-effective, and can be used against UAVs and other aerial threats. It also has more advanced and powerful sensors than its predecessors, the Bozdogan and Gokdogan. Its capabilities are limited to surface-to-air missions.
The Bozdogan is a guided within visual range air-to-air missile. The Gokdogan is a beyond visual range active radar-homing missile. The Bozdogan is a homegrown system and is part of the Goktug project. The Akdogan can reach 65km and has an IR signature of less than a mile. Both systems have the ability to track targets.
The Bozdogan missile’s pylon is not Turkish, but it must be. The IIR sensor is crucial Technology and must be made in Turkey. The Bozdogan can be integrated into armed UAVs. Its high manoeuvre capability makes it a highly effective air to ground missile. The missile is capable of achieving a range of 300 kilometers. Despite its small size, the Bozdogan has an improved IR signature and can lock on targets.
The IIR sensor is not Turkish, but it is crucial in the missile’s development. The IIR sensor is a crucial Technology and should be produced locally. The Simsek, which fired the first shot, was similar to a modern F-16. The new version, however, has a stronger IR signature than its predecessor and can track targets. Therefore, it is a crucial piece of technology for any country.
The Bozdogan air toair missile is the first air to ground and sea-based missile to be developed in Turkey. This is a missile with radar guidance. Its range is around 40 miles. Its launcher will be able to target both manned and unmanned targets. This new system is also a key component of the Turkish military’s TF-X fighter aircraft. It will have a significant effect on its capabilities.
The 401 Test Filo Komutanligi launched a short-range Bozdogan air-to-air missile, which is one of the indigenous air to-air missiles developed by TUBITAK-SAGE. The BOZDOGAN is an advanced version of the US AIM-120 AMRAAM. Both systems were successfully tested during the first test launch and will enter service with the Turkish military sometime in 2020.
Turkey Tests New Air to Air Missile
Turkey has successfully tested a new air-to-air missile, which it has named the Bozdogan. The rocket was launched from a distance of three to five miles and was able to lock onto a target drone at nine miles. President Recep Erdogan announced the successful test on his Twitter account and shared a video of the successful launch. He also noted that the missile was a step towards joining the elite group of nations that have air-to-air missile technology.
The Turkish Air Force plans to integrate the missile in F-16 and F-35 aircraft as part of its future air defense system, and it hopes to improve interoperability with NATO allies. Despite the proposed purchase, the military is confident that the new missiles will be integrated into existing air defense systems and will not alter Turkey’s basic military balance in the region. However, there is a big problem with the proposed sale.
Turkey is developing air-to-air missiles that will support Turkish air defense needs and improve the interoperability between NATO members. The SAGE will be installed on the F-16s and F-35s to maintain their air-to-air capability. Moreover, there is no reason to worry that the Turkish Air Force will have a difficult time absorbing additional missiles, as the TAF has a very large and well-developed air-to-air capability. In fact, the proposed sale will not affect the overall military balance in the region.