Atmaca Anti-Ship Missile Production Contract Signed

Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSB) announced on 2 November that it had signed a contract with Roketsan on the serial production of Atmaca (Hawk) cruise missiles. The SSB announced on 2 November that it had signed a contract with Roketsan on the serial production of Atmaca cruise missiles. (SSB) The SSB said the missiles were...

Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSB) announced on 2 November that it had signed a contract with Roketsan on the serial production of Atmaca (Hawk) cruise missiles.

The SSB announced on 2 November that it had signed a contract with Roketsan on the serial production of Atmaca cruise missiles. (SSB)

The SSB said the missiles were developed and will be produced by Roketsan, and the fire control systems and other components by Aselsan.

The Atmaca will equip Turkey's National Vessel (MILGEM) corvettes.

The Atmaca appears to use the same launcher as the Harpoon missile, with almost identical launch tubes. The missile is also almost identical to the Harpoon, except the wings and nose section as the seekers are different.

Source: www.janes.com