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In Video: Turkish Military Launches New Tactical Ballistic Missile At PKK Hideouts In Iraqi Kurdistan

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On May 30, the Turkish military launched a BORA tactical ballistic missile at a position of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in Iraqi Kurdistan as a part of Operation Claw, that had been launched earlier this week.

The launch represented the first ever successful use of the domestically-produced missile in a real combat mission. The Turkish Yeni Safak newspaper confirmed that the missile hit its target.

Turkey’s ROKETSAN revealed BORA missile system and an export version dubbed KHAN in 2017. The export version has a range of 280km and carries a 470kg high-explosive or fragmentation warhead. The range of the domestic version is believed to be longer.

The tactical ballistic missile has a circular error probable (CEP) of 30-50m only thanks to its advanced guidance system, which consists of an inertial navigation system (INS) aided by GPS.

As seen in the video, BORA’s launch vehicle, a VOLAT 8×8 truck, carries two containers, each loaded with a 610mm tactical ballistic missiles.

According to some reports, BORA and KHAN are Turkish-made licensed copies of the Chinese BP-12A tactical ballistic missile. Turkey and China have not confirmed these claims yet.

The decision to use the advanced missile during Operation Claw was likely taken to assist its efficiency in combat conditions. The Turkish military usually uses other, low-cost measures to deal with PKK positions.

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  • Iranian Falcon

    A Whole Nato & US & Israel Arsenal is there for Nato Dofs they(Turks) yet they call PKK are from Israel & US!!!! Such pathetic hypocrite liars the Turks are..

    • ╭∩╮( ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ)╭∩╮

      go fly more f-5 jets which are american made you ignorant iranroach

      • Iranian Falcon

        Islamic regime isn’t iranian its not of iranian people but its enemy you turkish buzzard!

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Jew parasites own the Turk donkeys.

          • Concrete Mike

            And who owns the Kurdish donkeys?

            Dont be mad at the puppets look for the master.

            Who is the Real.boss behind all this. Enough with cheaply blaming all.jews.

        • Mustafa Mehmet

          Iranian kurdi pkk idiot

          • Ashok Varma

            PKK is a workers movement with good socialist ideals and should be supported by all freedom loving people. Turkey is a Salafist-fascist state.

          • Iranian Falcon

            Exactly, PKK may have mistakes but they never wanted chaos or independence only wanted fair equal rights which inhuman turks xan not tolerate humans have rights because turks are from orcish race origin i i think! So barbaric and savage dont understand anything but racism and blood. And add them with islam it will be a mess!

          • Mustafa Mehmet

            Freedom fighter don’t kill innocent people to proof themselves they should try political way. you can join pkk if you want. And be killed no prop asuuk

          • Iranian Falcon

            PKK have never killed innocent just turkish army and police roaches that burn villages and beat babies you can ask the rural people how much turkish army and police bothers and harms them and who killed babies! We have seen you baby killing in syria like afrin you anti human anti god mongols you criminals if you gocant live like human being in peace back to steppes you hyena turks!

          • Iranian Falcon

            No i am persian also i know how racist fascist babykiller you turks are!

          • Mustafa Mehmet

            Your are stupid Iranian kurdi calling yourself falcon 🤣🤣😂… baby killer terrorist pkk

      • Concrete Mike

        Hes your friend hes with mek

        • Zionism = EVIL

          To be honest, the mullah regime has brought a lot of corruption and misery to Iran for no valid reason as they started a nuclear program and never tested a nuke and brought all these sanctions that are only hurting the Iranian people. If Iran had a real democratic government as was envisioned in 1979 popular revolution, before it was hijacked by the idiot Khomeni, Iran with its immense wealth and educated people would have been a top 10 industrialized and prosperous nation. Now the more Arab than Arab mad mullahs have stopped to the low level of Saudi scum, who in the Shah’s time were petrified of Iranian power.

          • Iranian Falcon

            Exactly bro about iran and other things also..👏 and yes Donkey Turks 😂👌 they are real enemy of iran i mean turks of iran and then turks of outside support these mongol seperatists.

    • Lupus

      U are right

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Khar e Tork!

    • Ashok Varma

      Turkey is playing a very counter-productive role in Syria and should stop before there is major blowback, like Pakistan suffered.

      • Mustafa Mehmet

        Asuuk you can do jackshit to Pakistan they can fu… k you anytime.

  • Rob

    Love to see Turkey made SRBM. Turkey should produce MRBM, IRBM and ICBM for complete deterrence.

  • occupybacon

    I feel the need to cry thinking how many kebaps were spent for that useless propaganda

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      Feel free cry . it’s real rocket comen towards your asss

      • occupybacon

        Best Turkish joke ever

  • Ashok Varma

    Turkey should stop destabilizing Syria and sponsoring Salafist terrorism.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      India should stop destabiliseng Kashmir and sponsoring terrorists over there. Asuuj