TUBITAK SAGE's developed by the young mühehdis and technician team, Turkey's first domestic air missiles from the air Valens opinion, has successfully shot the first plane. Bozdoğan, fired from the F-16, destroyed the target with a "direct hit". Following the development process of Bozdoğan closely, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on his social media account the first test in which Bozdoğan shot from the air to the air. "Turkey is one of the few to-air missile technology, aerial country has managed to become" he said in a video on the President Erdogan's message, Valens F-16 to be fired for the first time and ranks shoot Lightning is airborne targets full hitting. Bozdoğan is expected to enter the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) inventory in 2022.
DOMESTIC AND NATIONAL
Turkey, imported from abroad for years in harsh conditions-air missiles in the air, did a significant step in the development objectives with local and national resources. In the first stage, one of the most critical tests of Bozdoğan, the domestic and national air-to-air missile to be integrated into the F-16 fighter jet and Akıncı unmanned aerial vehicles, was performed.
4 PCS F-16 VENTED
On April 7, a firing test was carried out under the coordination of 4 F-16 aircraft of the Air Force Command and a tanker aircraft under the 10th Tanker Base Command. Fired by the F-16 against the air target, Bozdoğan destroyed the target with a direct hit.
FULL HIT ON FIRST SHOT
President Erdogan, Merlin's successful test of the social media, "Turkey's air-to-air missile technology has managed to become one of the few countries.
Our in-sight air-to-air missile BOZDOĞAN, developed by our young technicians and engineers in the GÖKTUĞ project, hit the target with the first shot.
# Maşallah for the young
Announced with the message #MilliTechnology Move.
FOLLOWED THE PROCESS CLOSE
President Erdoğan is personally interested in the Göktuğ Project, which started in 2013. Visiting TÜBİTAK SAGE in 2018 and receiving information from the authorities about the situation regarding Bozdğan and Gökdoğan, President Erdoğan made a statement about Bozdoğan's ground tests at the TBMM AK Party Group Meeting in 2019. President Erdoğan said: “We are counting the days for mass production of domestic and national equivalents of air-to-air missiles that we buy from outside at a cost of millions of dollars. Our air-to-air missile, which will be integrated into our warplanes, has achieved full hits in the guided shots from the Bozdoğan launch pad. " said. After the announcement made in those days, Bozdoğan also carried out the first firing test from the plane this time.
FIRE FROM F-16 WITH MAŞALLAH
In the video in the message of President Erdogan, the word "Mashallah" received from the radio during the firing of Bozdoğan from the F-16 draws attention. In the radar image, while Bozdoğan leaves the F-16, the target aircraft is moving towards Şimşek. While Bozdoğan hits Şimşek with a direct hit, the term "Splash" in military terminology means the shooting down of the enemy plane is heard over the radio.
Flying well above the speed of sound and having high maneuverability, Bozdoğan is being developed by TÜBİTAK SAGE on behalf of the Defense Industry Presidency within the scope of the Göktuğ Project in line with the needs of the Turkish Air Force.
TWO BROTHERS: BOZDOĞAN AND GÖKDOĞAN
The Göktuğ Project, initiated by TÜBİTAK SAGE, aims to develop Bozdoğan and Gökdoğan missiles and electronic training missiles to be used in their training. Bozdoğan and Gökdoğan, both air-to-air missiles, are seen as critical in establishing air superiority. While Bozdoğan is an in-sight missile, Gökdoğan is an out-of-sight missile.
WILL ALSO BE USED IN SİHAs
First of all, Bozdoğan and Gökdoğan, which are planned to be integrated into F-16 aircraft, can be used against combat aircraft, large-body aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles. Bozdoğan and Gökdoğan, which are planned to be among the ammunition of SİHAs such as Akıncı and Aksungur, will also be one of the important weapons of the national combat aircraft.
TARGET AIRPLANE ŞİMŞEK IS NATIONAL
The target aircraft, seen in the video shared by President Erdogan, was developed by TAI to be used in the certification tests of Şimşek, Bozdoğan and Gökdoğan, completely with national means. During the test, the jet engine target aircraft was destroyed by Şimşek, Bozdoğan with a direct hit.
HERE IS BOZDOĞAN
Some of the main features of Bozdoğan, which is a short-range, infrared imager seeker (IIR) In-Sight Air-to-Air Missile, are as follows:
- Weight: 140 kg.
- Length: 3300 mm
- Max Diameter: 160 mm
- Type: In-sight (WVR)
- Speed:> 4 Mach
- Function: Short range close air engagement