On October 18, Turkey test-fired a locally-made short-range ballistic missile dubbed the Tayfun [Turkish for Typhoon] over the Black Sea.
The missile, which was developed by Turkey’s defense giant Roketsan, was launched from an airport in the Black Sea coastal city of Rize. The missile flew 561 kilometers before falling off the coast of the port of Sinop. Though not yet confirmed, the test shows the missile has double the range of the country’s first domestic missile system, the Bora-1.
Roketsan unveiled the Bora-1 ballistic missile, which has a range of 280 kilometers only, in 2017. The missile is armed with a 470-kilogram warhead and guided by a GPS-aided inertial navigation system. It is said to have a circular error probable of less than 50 meters.
A leaked video of the Tayfun test, which was not announced at the time, shows the missile being fired from a dual mobile launcher that is very similar to that of the Bora-1.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the successful test of the new ballistic missile on October 21, calling it “a message.”
Turkey has been actively working to strengthen its offensive military capabilities by developing its domestic industry in cooperation with world’s leading weapons manufacturers, including companies from the United States and Russia, for years now.
The test of the Tayfun ballistic missile was likely meant as a message to Greece. In the last few months, Ankara escalated its rhetoric against Athena.
Today i readed at discuss forums that Turkish Stream will be blow out with TNT same as North Stream They can blow up the dam too yeah
if someone weaponize the gas delivery like russia did, it ended up a military (or terrorist) target.
Looks not bad, at least 80’s years technology, which is inaccessible for 90% of countries in the world. Need to know the speed and some other parameters to understand the level of this complex.
4000 to 5000 km p/hour. it took +- 450 sec to reach 561 km range.
looks like modified russia missiles like the iron dome
The squawking turkey is getting seriously deluded and needs to be taken down a peg…oh wait…Erdoggy will now drip feed the €uro Peons Russian gas through the Russia turkeystan pipeline.
Who is the new regional thug in chief of the craven Natostanners?
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You forgot to mention that the missile covered that distance in less than 600 seconds and hit target with pinpoint accuracy. It’s also way beyond that figure in range.