Turkey’s Roketsan sets record with rocket artillery
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s leading defense contractor has set a record with the world’s largest rocket artillery, the company announced yesterday.
Jobaria, a multiple cradle rocket launcher developed by Roketsan for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has racked up a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest rocket artillery in terms of the number of barrels, the company said in a statement sent to journalists.
The system, considered the world’s strongest 122-millimeter artillery rocket system, has four rocket launchers attached to a 10-wheeled semitrailer, each carrying a 122-milimeter rocket.
This artillery rocket system can fire 240 rockets at targets with a maximum range of around 37 kilometers. The rockets can destroy an area of four square kilometers.
Last year Aselsan, Turkey’s leading defense company, had revenues of $1.4 billion, up from $1.2 billion in 2016. It is active in military and civil telecommunications, radar, electronic warfare, defense, weapons, and command and control and navigation systems.