Turkey Tests Indigenous HİSAR-A Missile

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On February 1, Turkey successfully test fired its indigenous HİSAR-A surface-to-air missile. The missile launch took place in the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray, and was attended by Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli. The HİSAR-A is a short-range, low-altitude air defense system designed to protect critical infrastructure and troops against enemy aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and air-to-ground missiles. The missile is being developed by Turkish defense contractors Roketsan and Aselsan, and is expected to enter service by 2020.