Turkey test-fires indigenous HİSAR-A missile

Turkey test-fires indigenous HİSAR-A missile

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey test-fires indigenous HİSAR-A missile

Turkish defense companies successfully test-fired its domestically produced HİSAR-A missile on Feb. 1 in the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray.

The Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement that the HİSAR missile project has been successfully continuing under the Defense Industry Undersecretariat (SSM) to address the needs of the Turkish Land Forces Command.

The low-altitude HİSAR-A missile system will play an important role in Turkey’s air defense, said the statement.

Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli attended the test launch, which was carried out by Turkey’s leading defense contractors Roketsan and Aselsan, it said.

During the test, the missile was successfully fired from the launch system and continued to fly with programmed maneuvers and completed the flight after the firing of the second pulse engine.

HİSAR missiles are defense weapons developed to protect military bases, ports, facilities and troops against air-based threats as well as to meet the needs of the Turkish Armed Forces for a low- and medium-altitude air defense security system.

In this context, HİSAR’s radar, command and control and fire control systems were developed by Aselsan, while Roketsan was responsible for the development of the missile system.

HİSAR systems are effective against aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and air-to-ground missiles.