Speaking to a Turkish television channel, İkinci talked about Roketsan's projects. İkinci stated that Çakır is counting down the days for the trial phase. According to İkinci, the first launch test of the anti-ship system will be conducted at the end of 2022. It is aimed that the Çakır will become a joint solution for launching from all kinds of platforms and vessels. The first platform integration is planned for 2023. The missile will use an indigenous KTJ-1750 turbojet engine.
Çakır is developed to close the capability gap between the Turkish L-UMTAS air-to-ground missile and Atmaca anti-ship missile. The range of the system is at least 150 kilometres. The missile, which weighs 330 kilograms with a booster, is also equipped with 70 kilograms high explosive semi-piercing blast fragmentation thermobaric warhead. According to Roketsan data, the system is equipped with INS and GNSS with sea-skimming capability. Çakır can also switch to IIR or hybrid RF IIR guidance in the terminal phase.
Çakır Missile Technical Specifications
|Range||150 + km|
|Missile Weight||275 kg (Without Booster) ≤ 330 kg (With Booster)|
|Missile Diameter||275 mm|
|Missile Length||3.3 m (Without Booster) ≤ 4.1 m (With Booster)|
|Warhead Weight||70 kg|
|Warhead Type||High-Explosive Semi-Piercing Blast Fragmentation Thermobaric|
|Flight Engine||Turbojet Engine|
|Navigation Speed||High Subsonic (Mach 0.75–0.85)|
|Guidance||Mid-Phase Guidance: Inertial Navigation System Antijam Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Radar Altimeter Barometric Altimeter Terrain Referenced Navigation|
|System Terminal Phase Guidance||Imaging Infrared-IIR RF Seeker Hybrid (IIR+RF) Seeker|
|Platforms||Fixed and Rotary Wing Air Vehicles, UCAVs, AUSVs, Tactical Wheeled Land Vehicles, Surface Platforms|