Domestic portable air defense missile enters Turkish army’s inventory

July 25, 2022

The Daily Sabah:

The Turkish defense industry has delivered the first batch of the Sungur Weapon System, a portable air defense missile system effective against unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), jets and helicopters, to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), Presidency of Defense Industry (SSB) head Ismail Demir said Sunday.

Demir, in a post on his Twitter account, stated that the portable air defense missile system developed by Roketsan is at the service of Turkish troops with its version that is shot from the shoulder of a single soldier after the already delivered version deployed from platforms.

“The Sungur Weapon System offers a longer range than its counterparts and stands out with its Imaging Infrared Seeker Head, which is resistant to countermeasures and offers the opportunity to lock on to the enemy elements from a longer distance than the eye can see,” he wrote.

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