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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.
 

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