The news article that is in the third section of IDEF’19 Special Dossier published in the 72th issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review is now available on our website:
Other news related to Roketsan, including reports on the Micro-Satellite Launching System (MSLS) and the TANOK and YATAĞAN® missiles, which were showcased for the first time by the company at the event, was included in the previous section of the IDEF Special Dossier. In this section, we continue with news about Roketsan’s KARAOK missile and the cooperation agreements signed by the company during the event.
The KARAOK missile showcased by the company at the event was developed within the scope of the Man-Portable Short-Range Fire-and-Forget Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Project, in which Roketsan fulfilled a requirement of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) through indigenous means.
KARAOK Missile allows special forces and infantry battalions to effectively stop, delay, canalize and neutralize armored and mechanized units at short range during air assault, airborne and amphibious operations. It will be a light and portable system that will allow the necessary tasks to be carried out day or night by means of thermal guidance.
New Collaborations and New Projects
Roketsan signed a number of important cooperation agreements at the event. Among these, the cooperation protocol signed with TÜBİTAK SAGE on the second day of the event covered the development and production of TST-101 Fuses. Consisting of an electromechanical fuse and a fuse initiator, the TST-101 Fuse is used in such ammunitions as Mk-80 series aircraft bombs and Penetrator Bombs, as well as SOM and SOM-J cruise missiles.
Roketsan signed two separate Letters of Intent, with ATA ARMS (left) and AKDAŞ Arms (right), for the YATAĞAN® Missile System.
Under the protocol, the TST-101 will be developed by TÜBİTAK SAGE. After the qualification process has been completed at the end of the development phase, a serial production line will be established at the 8,500 sqm Fuse Technology Centre operated by Roketsan with the combined efforts of the two companies.
With the YATAĞAN® mini missile system, which was showcased for the first time at the event, Roketsan has once again proven its abilities in the development of very small smart ammunition systems. The company also signed a cooperation agreement with ASELSAN on the Development of Striking Multi-Rotor UAV System on the second day of the event. Within the scope of the agreement, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Ammunition (RIHAM) developed by Roketsan will be integrated aboard ASELSAN’s Multi-Rotor UAV System. The agreement also foresees different ammunitions, especially RİHAM, being integrated aboard ASELSAN-manufactured UAVs, taking into account the needs of the Turkish Armed Forces.
Roketsan also signed two separate Letters of Intent with ATA ARMS and AKDAŞ Arms for the YATAĞAN® Missile System.