Azerbaijan and Roketsan of Turkey to produce jointly 107mm and 122mm artillery rockets 2202144

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Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:49 AM
 
Azerbaijan and Roketsan of Turkey to produce jointly 107mm and 122mm artillery rockets.
Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense Industry and ROKETSAN company of Turkey will sign a final document on the joint production of missiles at an Azerbaijani facility, said Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM).
     
Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense Industry and ROKETSAN company of Turkey will sign a final document on the joint production of missiles at an Azerbaijani facility, said Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM).
Turkish Company Roketsan is best known for its vast range of unguided rockets as well as laser and infrared guided missiles such as Cirit and UMTAS.
     

Technical issues on joint production have already been solved. Necessary measures are being taken to start the production. SSM has not revealed when the final document will be signed.

According to the agreement, 107 and 122 mm caliber missiles will be manufactured at the Azerbaijani facility with the participation of ROKETSAN. The engines for these missiles will be produced by ROKETSAN, other parts in Azerbaijan.

The development studies of 107mm and 122mm artillery rocket systems started in the early 1990's, after a cooperation aggrement between MKEK and TUBITAK - SAGE was signed under the supervision of MSB (Milli Savunma Bakanligi; Ministry of National Defence) and SSM. According to the cooperation framework, SAGE was to conduct research and development studies on short and medium range artillery rockets and MKEK was to undertake the production process, using double base propellant technology gained by the licensed production of M72 LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon) started in late 1970's.

The results were 107mm Anadolu rocket with a 8km of range and 122mm Mizrak (Spear) rocket with 20km of range produced in MKEK - ELROKSAN division (Elmadag Roket Sanayii; Elmadag Rocket Industries).

 

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