Meteksan’s CRA will be Integrated into the SOM Missile

Meteksan’s CRA will be Integrated into the SOM Missile
Meteksan’s CRA will be Integrated into the SOM Missile

C-Band Radar Altimeter (CRA), developed by Meteksan Savunma, is integrated into the SOM missile. Meteksan Savunma and Roketsan have signed an agreement for the “Integration and Supply of Radar Altimeter and Antenna to SOM Ammunition within the Scope of the Precision Guided Stand-Off Ammunition (SOM) Supply Project” was signed on February 16. Meteksan Savunma announced the development on March 16.


The CRA, which is used in various platforms, will contribute to the SOM missile’s high-precision navigation and targeting with its more advanced features.

Stand-Off Missile SOM is an air-to-surface cruise missile fired from beyond the reach of the hostile air defence systems, against heavily defended land or moving naval targets, deep in the battlefield. The CRA will function as part of a guidance system as terrain relative navigation.

Meteksan’s CRA will be Integrated into the SOM Missile

CRA Radar Altimeters designed, developed and produced as fully compatible with military standards; have been passed and qualified within environmental conditions MIL-STD-810F), EMI/EMC MIL-STD-461E) and flight tests.

A radar altimeter is a low power radar system that measures the distance from the platform to the terrain directly beneath it. It provides AGL (Above Ground Level) height. Like other radar devices, they transmit electromagnetic waves and measure the round-trip time delay to the earth’s surface to determine the distance (i.e. height) from the air or spaceborne sensor.

Meteksan’s CRA will be Integrated into the SOM Missile

With its miniature design and low power consumption features, the CRA Radar Altimeter Family of Meteksan provides an efficient workload planning opportunity in any air platform. CRA Radar Altimeters which can measure precisely up to 2500/5000 feet altitude, provide sensitive data even on platforms with high speed and high manoeuvrability and working in operations such take-off/landing, low flight, and ground-referenced navigation on different earth structures, including offshore operations.


Meteksan Savunma has already exported CRA’s to various countries.