Turkey successfully test-fired long-range indigenous air defence missile Siper, a top defence official said on Saturday.
Different tests of the air defence system, which is planned to enter the army’s inventory in 2023, will continue, Ismail Demir, the head of Turkey’s Defence Industries Presidency, tweeted.
He said Turkey will continue to produce new weapons and will have up to six different air defence systems.
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The Siper project is led by Turkey’s defence giants ASELSAN, ROKETSAN and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.
Besides Siper, which is expected to rival Russia’s S-400, Korkut, Sungur and Hisar air defence systems are in place.