ATMACA Hits Ship Target for The First Time

ATMACA Hits Ship Target for The First Time
ATMACA Hits Ship Target for The First Time
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ATMACA Hits Ship Target for The First Time

Roketsan’s ATMACA Anti-Ship Missile hit the ship target in the last test fire before entering the inventory.


ATMACA will be delivered to the Naval Forces Command in the second half of 2021.

ATMACA Hits Ship Target for The First Time

The Surface to Surface Anti-Ship Missile ATMACA was fired on 18 June from the TCG Kınalıada corvette. It targeted a ship for the first time. As a result, the missile successfully hit its target A-589 TCG ex-IŞIN. The ship was decommissioned in March 2017.

ATMACA Hits Ship Target for The First Time

Minister of Defence Hulusi Akar, Vice President of Defence Industries and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roketsan Inc, Professor Faruk Yiğit and Roketsan General Manager Murat İkinci, followed the shooting test. In addition, there was participation from foreign countries to watch the test.

ATMACA Hits Ship Target for The First Time


The serial production contract of ATMACA, whose first flight test was carried out in 2016, was signed on 29 October 2018. The first launch of ATMACA over the surface platform was made in November 2019 from the TCG Kınalıada corvette. Finally, the test with a live warhead was carried out in February 2021. ATMACA successfully hit the target.


ATMACA Hits Ship Target for The First Time

ATMACA is a high precision, long-range, surface-to-surface, precision strike anti-ship missile which can be integrated to patrol boats, frigates and corvettes.

System Specifications

• Autonomous

• Low Radar Signature

• High Precision

• All-Weather Operational Capability

• Resistant to Countermeasures

• Target Update, Re-Attack, Re-Target and Mission Abort Capability via Data Link

• 3D Mission Planning

• Super Sea Skimming

• Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW)


Atmaca Technical Specifications:

Length
4,800 - 5,200 mm
Weight
< 800 kg
Range
> 220 km
Guidance
Inertial Navigation System + Global Positioning System + Barometric Altimeter + Radar Altimeter
Warhead Type
High Explosive with Penetration
Warhead Weight
250 kg
Seeker
Active RF

ATMACA Hits Ship Target for The First Time

Roketsan released the video of the test from its social media accounts. Ares Shipyard and Meteksan Defence have also released their video about the test. It is understood that Ares Shipyard – Meteksan Defence joint project Unmanned Armed Surface Vehicle (AUSV) ULAQ has taken part in the test. TurDef has learned that the 250kg warhead of Atmaca created a big blast effect and heat. The ULAQ’s observation capacity was used at the test, giving surveillance mission to ULAQ at the front line. The footage indicates that AUSV was at least a 4,5 km distance from the impact area.

ATMACA Hits Ship Target for The First Time