Turkish BVR Missile Passed the Test with Radar Seeker

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Turkish BVR Missile Passed the Test with Radar Seeker
SAGE's BVR Gökdoğan tested with Radar Seeker
President of the Defence Industry Agency (DIA), Professor İsmail Demir, announced from his social media accounts that Tubitak SAGE’s (Defence Industry Research and Development Institute) Gökdoğan Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile BVR/Peregrine) was fired with radar seeker. Demir stated that BVR Peregrine and Bozdoğan Within Visual Range (WVR/Merlin) would be delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces.

Turkiye has two separate air-to-air missile projects: Göktuğ and Gökhan. Göktuğ project consists of two air-to-to missile projects BVR Gökdoğan and WVR Bozdoğan. SAGE introduced the projects in 2017 with the same concept was different names. Gökdoğan was supposed to be WVR and Boğdoğan was named as BVR project. Turkish Air Force (TurAF) changed the names. Gökdoğan is similar to AIM-120, and Bozdoğan is similar to AIM-9 Sidewinder.

Turkish BVR Missile Passed the Test with Radar Seeker

SAGE also carries out the Gökhan project. This missile has a ramjet engine with similar technical specs to Meteor.

Three F-16 Fighter Aircrafts affiliated with the 401st Test Squadron of the Air Force Command participated in the test carried out over the Black Sea.

Turkish BVR Missile Passed the Test with Radar Seeker

During the test, an F-16 fired with the missile and guided it towards the target with the radar on board. In the terminal phase, the missile locked onto the target UAV with its active radar seeker.

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