Subscribe Free
in Defence / Events

IDEX: Turkey's stand off missiles set for fighters work

Posted 22 February 2015 · Add Comment

Turkish manufacturer Roketsan will be at IDEX which opens in Abu Dhabi today to demonstrate its next generation weapon system, Stand-Off Missile (SOM) system.

The cruise missile, with complex guidance technologies and warheads is designed to enhance the air-to-surface warfare capabilities of fighter aircraft.
Under serial production, SOM is already in the inventory of the Turkish Air Force (TAF), integrated and certified on the F-4E/2020 and F-16 Block40 fighter aircraft platforms. Due to the common requirements of Turkish Air Force and JSF (F-35) program, SOM has been offered as a modern anti-surface cruise missile for newly developed F-35 JSF fighter aircraft.
SOM is an autonomous, long range (250 km), low observable, high precision, all weather, air to surface new generation cruise missile to be used against highly defended, anti-access and high value stationary and moving land/surface (ASuW) targets.
Roketsan has also signed a cooperation agreement with Airbus Defence & Space to study the integration of SOM on the Eurofighter Typhoon and possible future platforms.
Roketsan and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control signed an agreement in 2014 for collaboration on the SOM-J, a new generation air-to-surface Stand-Off Cruise Missile for the F-35 aircraft. The companies will jointly develop, produce, market, sell and support SOM-J for internal carriage on F-35 aircraft or external carriage on other aircraft.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

MEBAA Show Morocco to celebrate business aviation

The MEBAA Show Morocco will open 25 September at Marrakech Menara Airport.

Airbus forecasts need for over 39,000 new aircraft in the next 20 years

The world’s passenger and freighter aircraft fleet is set to more than double from today’s nearly 23,000 to almost 48,000 by 2038 with traffic growing at 4.3% annually, also resulting in a need for 550,000 new pilots and 640,000 new

AESA does it...or does it?

Leading Arab air forces have been among the vanguard of air arms that have enthusiastically embraced active electronically scanned array (AESA or E-scan) radar technology for their next generation of fighters. Jon Lake takes a

Flydubai celebrates the fifth anniversary of its first flight to Kazakhstan

Flydubai, has marked the fifth anniversary of its first flight to Kazakhstan which took off from Dubai International (DXB) to Almaty International Airport (ALA) on 16 September 2014. The airline has carried more than 560,000

Gulf Air receives its seventh 787-9 Dreamliner with new livery

Gulf Air has received its seventh 787-9 Dreamliner with a re-designed livery.

Emirates SkyCargo and Seafood Souq start seafood transportation partnership

Emirates SkyCargo has teamed up with with Dubai start-up Seafood Souq for efficient and transparent sourcing and transportation of seafood, starting with a shipment of Scottish salmon from Glasgow Airport.

AVMENA20 SK1309100620
See us at
BIDEC BT0108301019AVMENA20 BT1309100620MEBAAMORBT2006260919DIAC19_BT0509161119MEBCONBT1607240919Dubai AS BT2006211119AVAFA20BT2607050320