Turkey Tests Indigenous Bora Ballistic Missile

Turkey Tests Indigenous Bora Ballistic Missile

As shown in footage released on December 20, Turkey has conducted its first long-range test fire of the Bora short-range ballistic missile (SRBM). According to Turkish Defense Industry Chief Executive…

Turkish Antiship Missile Approved for Mass Production

Turkish Antiship Missile Approved for Mass Production

On November 2, Turkish companies Rokestan and Aselsan signed a deal to jointly manufacture the indigenously developed Atmaca antiship cruise missile. The Atmaca missile is part of Turkey’s MILGEM National…

Turkey Unveils Long-range Air Defense Missile System

Turkey Unveils Long-range Air Defense Missile System

On October 31, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the creation of the National Long Range Regional Air Defense System (SIPER) at the opening ceremony of National Technology Development and…

Turkey Might Procure S-400 Sooner Than Planned

Turkey Might Procure S-400 Sooner Than Planned

On August 21, Russia’s Interfax newswire reported that Turkey will receive the S-400 Triumf air defense system from Russia in 2019 instead of 2020, as initially announced last year. Turkey…

US, Turkey Discuss Potential Patriot Sale

US, Turkey Discuss Potential Patriot Sale

On July 16, Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tina Kaidanow announced that the United States was discussing with Turkey potentially selling the MIM-104 Patriot missile system…

US Would Sanction Turkey Over S-400 Acquisition

US Would Sanction Turkey Over S-400 Acquisition

On June 26, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Dr. A. Wess Mitchell stated that the United States would sanction Turkey under Section 231 of the CAATSA…

Azerbaijan Parades New SOM-B1 Cruise Missile

Azerbaijan Parades New SOM-B1 Cruise Missile

On June 26, the Azerbaijani Air and Air Defense Force displayed its recently acquired SOM-B1 long-range, high-precision, air-to-surface cruise missile, indigenously manufactured in Turkey. The SOM-B1 is designed for use…

Russia Accelerates Turkey S-400 Delivery

Russia Accelerates Turkey S-400 Delivery

On March 12, a Russian official announced that Moscow will accelerate the delivery of S-400 air missile defense systems to Turkey due to a request from Ankara. “Turkey expressed a…