IDEF 2017: Roketsan about to complete UMTAS/OMTAS anti-tank missiles development project 20905173

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IDEF 2017: Roketsan about to complete UMTAS/OMTAS anti-tank missiles development project
ROKETSAN is about to finalize its Long Range Anti-Tank Missile System project UMTAS and its Medium Range Anti-Tank Missile System project OMTAS, both of which are being developed in line with the requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces, the company announced at IDEF 2017.

Roketsan UMTAS anti-tank missile at IDEF 2017
The UMTAS and OMTAS Missiles, which are being developed as a product family, enable ROKETSAN to meet the various requirements of users in today’s battlefield.

While the laser guided UMTAS (L-UMTAS) is already in the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces following the completion of the qualification phase, the qualification phase of the UMTAS with an imaging infrared seeker has been completed for the product and production line. In addition, a number of test firings from attack helicopters were successfully completed. Serial production of this version of the UMTAS will start soon and work on the integration of the missile to armored ground vehicles and towed/fixed ground platforms are continuing. Moreover, work is progressing on the integration of stabilized weapon systems with UMTAS to naval platforms.

The product and production line qualification processes of the OMTAS have been completed and it is already in serial production. The contract regarding the Anti-Tank Vehicles project, which covers the use of the OMTAS on vehicles, was signed between the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) and FNSS in 2016.

Selçuk YASAR, President and CEO of ROKETSAN, states that with UMTAS and OMTAS they have developed a product family that will serve their users for many years. “The point is, anti-tank missiles are not just about eliminating the ever-developing armor technologies; now you need to be capable of meeting all kinds of emerging threats. In addition to their anti-tank capabilities, which are their main mission, the UMTAS and OMTAS were designed to be effective against any other ground or surface threats. We will be witnessing such implementations frequently in the coming period.

The UMTAS and L-UMTAS missiles have an effective range of 500 – 8 000 m, with a weight of 37.5 kg. Both feature a tandem warhead, while the L-variant can also be equipped with HE warhead alternative. The OMTAS missile features an effective range of 200 – 4 000 m for a weight of 35 kg, including launch tube.