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ROKETSAN’s CIRIT, the 2.75in laser guided missile with the longest range in its class, continues to expand its capabilities by adding a thermobaric warhead to its options, in addition to the standard HE warhead and the multi-purpose option with anti-armour, anti-personnel or incendiary functions.

In other domains the company continues to demonstrate the missile’s flexibility, launching the Pedestal Mounted CIRIT and continuing to work on its applications on UAVs. At least one foreign customer already has the system in service for ground forces on a towed launcher. On naval platforms, including fast patrol boats and corvettes, CIRIT has already proven itself in combat.

“The CIRIT is taking the concept of the 2.75in guided rocket, which emerged from the idea of having a cost-efficient missile, to a much higher level. The CIRIT, which is the leader in its class with a range of 8km, has also shown that it is capable of carrying out some of the missions of other missiles in higher classes. It is now possible to meet the guided missile needs of land, air and naval forces with a single missile production line. I can confidently say that there is no other missile on the market that can offer such flexibility with these costs,” Selçuk Yasar, President and CEO of ROKETSAN, commented,  emphasising that the CIRIT All Up Round Missile is a system that can meet a wide variety of user operational requirements.

Already in use on the T-129 ATAK and AH-1 COBRA attack helicopters, work is continuing on integrating CIRIT with the TIGER helicopter, with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ROKETSAN and MBDA Germany to this effect signed at ILA 2016. Work also continues in the missile’s integration on BLACKHAWK and lighter helicopters: an MoU with Airbus Defence & Space was signed at Farnborough last year to cover the H135M and H145M as well as the C295 gunship.

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