Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, that Turkey “is among the few countries in the world, have their own air-launched missile weapons ". According to the Turkish President, this happened after the successful tests of the Bozdogan air-to-air missile.
It is reported that, that during flight tests the Bozdoğan missile successfully hit the target with the first shot.
The production of Bozdogan missiles is carried out within the Turkish project Göktuğ. The program is being implemented by Turkish specialists from the military-industrial complex. The Turkish President thanked them for this work..
According to the latest data, Turkish air-to-air missile hits unmanned aerial vehicle, developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries. At the same time, the rocket was launched from the F-16 fighter of the Turkish Air Force..
Bozdoğan missile - long-range missile. It is the development of the Gökdoğan rocket, which has been developed since 2013 of the year, and which refers to short-range missiles.
The footage, which the media were provided by the Turkish Ministry of Defense, it is seen, how the rocket comes off the mount, located under the left wing of the fighter. The following are footage from the radar screen., where the mark of the Bozdogan missile moves towards the target.
It is seen, that the high-speed capabilities of the target are clearly inferior to the high-speed capabilities of not only the missile (which is obvious), but the fighter, from which the target was attacked. In this regard, it is difficult to talk about, how effective a Turkish-made missile can be against a faster and more maneuverable target, including a manned fighter.
Turkish Air Force showed footage of the destruction of a drone with its latest missile: