Turkey's S-400 Rival, Siper Air Defense System, Completes Final Test

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  • 06:13 AM, May 17, 2023
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Turkey's S-400 Rival, Siper Air Defense System, Completes Final Test
SIPER long-range air defense missile system @via Turkish MoD

Turkey’s answer to the Russian S-400 missile system, the ‘Siper,’ has cleared final pre-deployment tests in northern Sinop province.

“Siper, the guardian of Turkish skies, has achieved a precise long-range hit in its final test before deployment. We are tirelessly working day and night to safeguard our independence and secure our future across land, air, sea, and space,” Ismail Demir, head of the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) commented.

The recent test launch of the Siper missile took place at the Sinop Test Center in collaboration with Aselsan and Roketsan. These companies

In a December 2022 test, the Siper missile demonstrated its range, surpassing 100km. In the most recent long-range test before deployment, Siper achieved a direct hit on the target, marking the advanced stage of its development.

The Siper project is led by Aselsan and Roketsan, as well as the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkish (TÜBİTAK) Defense Industries Research and Development Institute (SAGE).

Turkey is also developing Korkut, Sungur and Hisar air defense systems.

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