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Weapons Of Karabakh War: Turkey’s SOM High Precision Cruise Missile

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Weapons Of Karabakh War: Turkey's SOM High Precision Cruise Missile

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Another of the weapons that Azerbaijan uses against Armenia in the war for Nagorno-Karabakh is the SOM cruise missile.

The SOM (Turkish: Satha Atılan Orta Menzilli Mühimmat) is a next-generation autonomous, low observable, high precision cruise missile developed by TÜBİTAK SAGE, Defence Research and Development Institute of Turkey.

The SOM stand-off cruise missile is a family of launch and leave precision strike weapons against both land or sea targets.

It uses GPS as its primary mode of guidance complemented by an advanced Inertial Navigation System and a radar-based Terrain Referenced Navigation system, allowing the missile to skim the terrain during its flight in order to evade local defence systems

According to the developer, it features advanced geometry and aerodynamics over similar missile systems, as well as lightweight composite components that minimize the radar cross-section of the missile. A terminal stage infrared imager detects the individual target by matching its signature with a pre-loaded database of similar targets allowing for precision strike.

While initially the range of the missile was announced to be 100 nmi, debates arose in local press around the missile’s real range after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan unexpectedly set objectives for the development of a missile with a range of 2,500 km (1,300 nmi) at the plenary session of the High Science and Technology Council on December 28th, 2011.

Weapons Of Karabakh War: Turkey's SOM High Precision Cruise Missile

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On October 26th, 2018, Turkey’s defense industry authority announced that the missile entered serial production phase with Roketsan.

Azerbaijan reportedly only has ground-launched SOM missiles, but there are also sea-launched and air-launched variants.

The SOM missile was demonstrated in the 100th anniversary parade of Azerbaijan Army for the first time which makes it clear that Azerbaijan has got SOM-B1 modified version making it the first foreign user of SOM missile, AzeriDefence reported.

SOM-B1 missile is used for land and sea targets and allows fighter jets of AAF to destroy the targets that is located behind the frontline with high precision without catching by Anti-aircraft warfare.

It is unclear what the air-based missile would be used with by Azerbaijan and if it had bought specifically that kind.

The SOM missile has been integrated for use on TAI produced Turkish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon (CCIP and Block 50) and Turkish Air Force operated F-4E 2020. Azerbaijan operates none of those.

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Great Khan

Turkey brother smart and STRONK! Armeni kaputenheimer hahahhaa

Fleecing Rabbi

May your words be blessed Great Khan. The Armenians are cowardly schmucks. Victory to Khazar brotherhood of victors.

HitlerWasRight

invest in gas its going to be the next big thing

Great Khan

Mongolia has many gas, Yak make gas from behind….hahhahaha

HitlerWasRight

Gift gas happy birthday

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Kenny Jones ™

Like your username

Great Khan

Great Khan like Rabbi…good man…

HitlerWasRight

So turkish use american F-16s to murder people and the USA and Russia are too scared of turkrats and jewdogs to do anything…where is the next coup? you dumb asshole should have dropped these on erDOGans head last time. enjoy starving with 8.5 lira to 1 usd dogs

Fleecing Rabbi

Hitler was a raging closet mad tranny and a born loser like Armenians.

HitlerWasRight

are you sad that he made soap out of your grannie

Zionism = EVIL

From personal experience the F-16 is a single engine relatively lightweight fighter/interceptor, a F-4E (which the Turks have like Iranians have plenty of ) is better delivery platform if used in combination with wild weasel EW suite and F-16 CAP cover. Iran has more longer range cruise missiles have a range of 1,000 plus kms and are mated to the F-4E and SU-24 Fencers, the more agile and versatile F-14A Persian Cats with the new AESA radar and avionics provide escort and CAP. The drag on the F-16 would be quite intense as its total payload is around 16,000 lbs at Mach 1 ferry range. Perhaps, the Turks will launch them from friendly airspace and don’t need dedicated fighter escort for high speed post sortie exit. However the warhead on their SOM is pretty good for a short range missile and would do tremendous damage to the battered Armenians who have no air defences to speak off. Turkish aviation has a pretty good punch now.

Zionism = EVIL

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Great Khan

Iran brother also STRONK!

thomas

Iran i mean Persia would have been very strong but they by choosing Islam are going to torn apart like Turkya, lesson number one u dont have to be Arab more than the Arabs, what the hell Persia have to do with the Arab Israeli conflict, that made Israeli to alliance with Azerbaijan

Zionism = EVIL

I would agree, the mullahs should never have got involved in the Arab issue. But the support for Lebanese Shia dates back to the Shah, when the SAVAK started cultivating Imam Musa Sadr, who had started a movement to advance the rights of down trodden but more populous Shia of the South. So it is now far more complicated as Hezbollah is a very powerful actor allied to Iran. No matter who is power, Iran’s policies dating back to Shah Ismael have been consistent, it will support Shia anywhere against anyone.

HitlerWasRight

wow you are dumb

Great Khan

hahahah you mamtu….Armeni kaputenheimer,,,,Khankandi free soon…

HitlerWasRight

bring zyklon to tel aviv

Death to Turks

Thank you azerbaijan for the intel and souvenirs. We have your precise locations and your names.comment imagecomment imagecomment image

Fleecing Rabbi

Meanwhile the Azerbaijanis are really taking names and kicking your tuchus..schmuck loser Armenian heathen.

Death to Turks

In your dreams jew fuckface

Erol

He is a Greek with deep Butthurt against Turks.
He cant take it, that Turks are successful and are more advanced then Greece.

Vox Populi

May the brave Azerbaijani warriors rest in peace. They are fighting with great honor for a noble cause. Thank you for highlighting their bravery. Such fine brave young men.

Death to Turks

That made me laugh haha, what a moron.

Vox Populi

Even Greece has offered Turkey mutual assistance after their unfortunate earthquakes. Humanity will prevail over hate.

Death to Turks

I don’t care what those sellouts do or don’t do. They are animals. Their hatred is 100x what mine is, they execute Armenian soldiers since day one, they plan on a takeover of zangezur region of Armenia. You can fuck off already with your humanitarian bullshit, this isn’t the UN bullshit talking committee, we’re dealing with an invasive pest.

HitlerWasRight

maybe they rest in pieces eaten by pigs. i will be sure to piss on the graves of these rats

Kenny Jones ™

How can you not be a Turk? Why would a Westerner be this interested in this conflict?

HitlerWasRight

i wonder if i can take some azerbaijani and turkjew skulls home as souvenirs from artsakh

Death to Turks

Lord knows there’s thousands available.

Fleecing Rabbi

Mazal Tov! Remarkable ingenuity of our Turkish brothers, Armenian blasphemous putz are toast.

Vox Populi

Turkey is a very potent and advanced military power with a lethal arsenal and has not even used a fraction of its military. It is time the Armenians come to their senses and withdraw from Azerbaijani lands or be decimated.

HitlerWasRight

turkey is nothing they are using western tech and teach stolen by the brothers of the muslims, the yids

Zionism = EVIL

Actually NO, the Turks have pretty good advanced technical infrastructure and like Iranians and Russians, graduate more engineers and hard sciences graduates than the deadbeat AmeriCUNT arseholes. Blind ignorance caused your idol Hitler’s petroleum corpse burning party at the Reichstag, before the Russians could really have a blast. One should always look at reality.

HitlerWasRight

inbreds are not smart

Great Khan

hahahaha you aav eeg borther and sister…so you stoopid kishmish mamtu…hahahhaha

Zionism = EVIL

You are case in point.

Rhodium 10

Half of TB2 drone is Canadian& USA tech

Whacko

Turkish companies produced more than 900 parts for F-35 and other military equipment for the US.

NeuroProctologist

They produced it, not invented it.

To include Turkey into the production chain was an handout.
The US wanted to Turkey to participate in NATO obligations in form of buying F-35 jets, in other words ‘pay tribute to their masters’. Since the F-35 appears to be an overpriced lemon and Turkey couldn’t possibly tell the US to fuck off, Erdogan did a great job in insisting to be involved in the production. Yes, Turkey pays, but at the same time a lot of the aircraft’s manufacturing profits will stay in Turkey and produce jobs. And, of course, the tech transfer. Before the project Turkey just didn’t own this kind of high tech manufacturing sites.
As much as I despise Erdo and most of what he does, this time he did a great job in dealing with the US, unlike many other NATO countries and allies.

But to run an assembly line with latest technology is very different from actually producing the stuff. None of what Turkey was supposed to make for the F-35 has been made in Turkey before, so the US came shopping for parts when they built the plane.

HB_Norica

Yes … not because they don’t have the ability to make them but because it’s cheaper to buy plug and play components and take advantage of economies of scale.

It’s a business decision same as when companies hire subcontractors instead of doing work in house or leasing equipment instead of buying. It leaves capital and resources free to do more important work than reinventing the wheel X 1000.

Zionism = EVIL

Most manufacturing is now based on the cheapest supply chain. Turkey is a NATO member and sources weapons and components from all member states, so do the dumbass Americunts, so that is not that unusual. Whatever people think of Turkey’s actions, the Americunts and their weak NATO vassals will never embargo or dump Turkey. It is key pawn in the new great game.

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

Yes, Turkey has a very large army, if we compare it with the armed forces of European countries in their current rather sad situation, both in number and combat technology … But almost all this equipment from the Turks, in contrast with the same developed European countries, whether purchased abroad or produced under foreign licenses. That is, the Turks do not have their own developed modern technologies for the production of weapons. Again, there is production, not technology!

The Turks have not fought with any state army, at the state level! The last war was with the Republic of Armenia, which ended in 1920 with the defeat of the latter and the loss of part of its territory, and then the Red Army entered the Armenian land and independent Armenia ceased to exist for a short time (about 2 years). ) existence, soon became a member of the USSR. Yes, the Turks have had and have taken part in various military operations against various revolutionary movements – the Kurds, for example -, intervening in various conflicts, such as against Libya.

In the second case, participation is limited to military advisers and small mercenaries, but in no case is the enemy of the Turks a TACTICAL ARMY. !! All those with whom it comes into conflict have neither ARMY, nor AIR, nor ARMED VEHICLES, nor AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS, AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS, nor a built-in internal coordination system of the “troops”!

TURKEY … A PAPER TIGER..WITHOUT NAILS!

HB_Norica

Silly boy …. you would have a point if CEO’s were generals and lawyers fought wars with judges declaring the winner but this is warfare between states and the laws of commerce are simply irrelevant when national security is at stake.

Countries tend to see their spies who steal weapons technology as hero’s …. not criminals.

Death to Turks

That Turk and Azeri dick has you in lust.

Erol

Dont say that about Turks.
He is Greek…it hurts his feelings.
He gets more Butthurt then ;)

Rhodium 10

Turkey vs Russia war is like a Mouse ( Turkey) vs a Tiger ( Russia)…Russia foreign ministre have told minutes ago that in the moment that AZ army attack Armenia…they will intervene!….are very concern about use of white Phosforous vs Forest and Village beside the deployment of Jihadist which have executed captured soldiers!

Zionism = EVIL

I doubt it that Russia will do anything against a NATO state. Any attack on Turkey would invoke article 5 and Russia is not suicidal. Russia is quite content for a weak Armenia with a totally whacky government of Pashinian lose NK. That provides an opening for Russia to regain influence in the Caucasus. This is a very complex situation.

Vas

Article 5 does not stand if Turkey or any NATO member for that matter is the perpetrator. Article 5 works is only if a NATO country get attacked in their own soil.

Rhodium 10

Dont be naive!…if Russian military forces launch cruise missile from Caspian& Black sea warships and bomber planes deployed in Saratov vs AZ troops which are using phosforous bombs to burn forest and villages and Jihadist deployed in south NK…Turkey will not move any finger!….I remember you that in NK war of the 90s..Turkey was also a NATO member and Russian military staff ( not Drunk Yeltsin) threated Turkey with a devastate war because Turkish troops was ready to enter in the conflict!..

Kamīrusan

Article 5 doesn’t work if Turkish forces are outside NATO borders, it’s just like in Syria a Russian SU-34 bombed positions of Turkish soldiers early this year that were hiding with HTS militants , 34 of them died .

so as long as they don’t attack Armenia Russia won’t even care

Erol

Yes when they attack ARMENIAN land!
In diplomatic speech Russia just said, that they dont consider Karabagh
as Armenian Land!

Rhodium 10

Ok but yesterday they dont talk about nothing of that event( invasion of Armenia)…today they talk about attacks in Armenia…and Tomorrow they will intervene under pretext of war crimes and Jihadist inside NK…Russian military are not stupid…they know that after NK..Otomans will try to desestabilize Caspian sea countrys included Uzbekistan and CTSO Kirguistan and Tajikistan.

Kenny Jones ™

But that doesn’t mean Russia can’t help its ally Armenia behind the screens still, have you seen how many planes fly between the countries?

Kenny Jones ™

You think Armenia has used any of its potential? Not one plane or missile launched, and Turkish weapons are being disabled through EW by now
The land will stay

Whacko

The SOM cruise missile will burn the Armenians animalistic people in Nagorno Karabakh.

Death to Turks

We’re waiting bitch. The iskander is aimed right at you.

Erol

Iskander warhead: 480-700kg.
LORA: 570kg
BORA warhead: 470+ kg

So? Iskander is maybe heavier and better, but no Wunderwaffe which others dont have in comparable form.

Zionism = EVIL

Iskander is a SCUD mark 2 and a terror imprecise weapon. I would not recommend using it and killing civilians, because then the Turks will unleash hell and many Armenians will die. It is time to end this nonsense.

Death to Turks

Killing civilians would be a pleasure, and Turkey is not going to do shit but sit and watch.

Whacko

The Armenians could not escape death even if they hid under their mother’s skirt.

Samuel Vanguard

Erdorgan and his goons want to make azerbaijan a turkish vassal just like during the Ottoman era,but look how that turned out,Turkey will eventually collapse.

Erol

Why should Turkey need to do that?
Azerbaijan and Turkey are Brother States.

Zionism = EVIL

It is a bit deeper than that. The occupation of NK is not recognized by anyone, not even the Armenians.

RichardD

N-K has been Armenian for centuries. It’s the 7 adjacent Azeri districts that nobody recognizes.

Great Khan

hahhahaa fat American burn city soon…fat Trump lose…..

Erol

I am curious how Turkey could integrate them on MIG-29?
Were they also upgraded with Turkish Avionics?

https://www.defenceturkey.com/en/content/azerbaijan-displayed-mock-up-of-som-b1-missile-at-parade-3129

The most likely launch platforms for Azerbaijan’s SOM-B1 ALCMs are the AAF’s MiG-29 multirole fighters.
During one of the TurAz Falcon Exercises held in Turkey, SOM ALCM was integrated on an AAF MİG-29 fighter and a live firing test was performed at a test range in Konya.

Zionism = EVIL

I have just answered your question above. The F-4E is the best platform for these, if used with F-16 fighter CAP. The Turks have a pretty decent airforce with upgraded Block C F-16.

Erol

Yes but i mean for use by Aserbaidschan.
They only have SU-25 and MIG-29.
But you cant just shoot SOM Missile without integration into the Avionic and Software System from them.
But maybe Israel or Turkey, or together upgraded the Jets to integrate Turkish and Israeli Weapons.

Zionism = EVIL

That is a fair guess. Most modern jets have external hardpoints and can be configured quite easily. Iran has adopted many eastern and western weapons platforms for a mix of aircraft.

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Great Khan

Great Khan hear Khankandi free soon….Armeni coward run again…hahahhaha

RichardD

Some of the Armenian air defense equipment should be able to take these down. And once they’re located the launchers can be taken out.

Kenny Jones ™

Krusakha takes these out and its not located in Artsakh

RichardD

The S-300s can do it from Armenian ground stations.

Kenny Jones ™

True, but no need to waste an expensive S-300 missile on drones, EW is the future of warfare

RichardD

Whatever works. It’s obvious that Pashinyan is a traitor selling out N-K to NATO.

Kenny Jones ™

It’s not that obvious tbh, maybe he did get the offer from Soros but he rejected it because the people would cut his head off for that
Don’t forget, the blitzkrieg should’ve allowed Azeris to capture it in 4 days, it has been over a month now, they lost

RichardD

Actually it is obvious.

Do you see this as a problem for Russia? I do.
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– Nikol Pashinyan, Jens Stoltenberg discuss Armenia-NATO partnership –

https://www.primeminister.am/en/press-release/item/2019/09/25/Nikol-Pashinyan-NATO/

The Artsahk defense forces knew that the IDF, Mossad, Azeris and Turks were coming. And the traitor Pashinyan betrayed them and withheld the Armenian Air Defense Force and Air Force from providing air cover. That needs to change.

Kenny Jones ™

A handshake doesn’t say much, Putin himself shaked many times the hands of Erdogan and Netanyahu, even Trump.
My stance is that if Pashinyan was a traitor, Artsakh would’ve already been under Azeri control weeks ago, no matter how many hundred drones fly over the area

Kenny Jones ™

If you want to understand the air defense problem, read this:
https://twitter.com/ASBMilitary/status/1322983773840068608?s=20

Assad must stay

I dont like torki at all anymore after how much they support rats

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