by ssm on Feb 4 2011 TRDEFENSE
Turkey's new cruise missile developed by TUBITAK-SAGE is air-launched and can attack targets in a range of over 150 kilometers. It has been recently unveiled that SSM, Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, has awarded TUBITAK-SAGE a major contract for the development of Turkey’s first medium range high precision cruise missile program. TUBITAK-SAGE has been working on the new-generation indigenous cruise missile since 2006, TRDEFENCE sources reported on Thursday. This new crusine missile, name still unknown, is now nearing the end of its development stage and is expected to make its initial debut in Turkey’s largest defence and aerospace fair IDEF 2011, taking place between May 10 and 13.