Turkey launches project for its first long range air defense system ‘Siper’

November 1, 2018

Hurriyet Daily News:

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Oct. 31 announced Turkey has kicked off work for its first long range air defense system and named the project “Siper.”

“I wish luck to our long range regional air missile defense system, which we have named ‘Siper,’” said Erdoğan speaking at the inauguration for “National Technology Development Infrastructures” at TÜBİTAK SAGE, where some new local defense systems of the country were demonstrated.

“The first delivery is expected for the end of 2021,” he said about the joint project by TÜBİTAK SAGE, ASELSAN and ROKETSAN. This system is crucial for Turkey’s defense and they are taking a new step with this project that will upgrade Turkey in the league of defense systems, the president said.

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