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Turkish Army Helicopters to Be Equipped With New Laser-Guided Missiles

Sputnik News

15:39 02.04.2017(updated 16:09 02.04.2017)

Turkey has developed for its armed forces a new laser-guided missile, L-UMTAS, in the framework of the project of anti-tank missiles of distant radius of action, local media reported Sunday.

ANKARA (Sputnik) – According to Anadolu news agency, the project was implemented by the engineers of the Turkish company Roketsan. The tests of the missile were successful.

Moreover, Turkish-made ATAK helicopters will soon be equipped with L-UMTAS.

"Thanks to the new missiles, the power of the Turkish air force has increased," Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik told Anadolu.

Air-to-surface and ground-to-ground L-UMTAS missiles can be used to destroy armored vehicles in a radius of 8 kilometers (5 miles). Due to the fact the missile is laser-guided, it can also be used in the night time.


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