Developed to meet the low- and medium-altitude air defence needs of the Turkish Armed Forces, the HISAR family of air defence missiles continues to successfully pass intensive development and test phases en route to final qualification. In this context, the latest test firing of the medium range HISAR-O was conducted in December, witnessed by Fikri Isik, the Minister of National Defence. Continuing its programmed manoeuvres after it was fired and following the firing of its second pulse rocket motor in mid-air, the missile completed its flight with 100% success. This test launch marked the first use of the dual-mode propulsion rocket motor.
With its common subsystems and missile interface, the HISAR family is preparing to play a decisive role in the air defence field in coming years. “The HISAR Air Defence Missile Family is being developed to include the latest technology in all its subsystems, particularly in the areas of guidance, fuses, warheads and rocket motors. Accordingly, we will not only be offering efficient air defence solutions to the Turkish Armed Forces, as well as friendly and allied nations, but will also be ensuring the validity of these solutions for many years with the life cycle support to be provided by Roketsan. Our customers will be able to procure these missiles without being subject to any export or deployment restrictions and will be able to use them with confidence for their air defence,” Selçuk YASAR, President and CEO of Roketsan, commented.