Roketsan Missiles Industries Inc. of Turkey and Airbus Helicopters, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to execute a program to integrate 2,75” Laser Guided Missile (CİRİT) to H135M and H145M helicopters.
Airbus Helicopters as the design and manufacturer of lightweight armed combat helicopter platforms H135M and H145M, and Roketsan as the missile house of the 70mm Laser Guided Missile “CİRİT”, combined the extensive capabilities of their products and to provide a leading solution for worldwide customers.
“We present to our customers, extremely versatile platform with highly effective weapons for armed scout operations. What we believe is that this program will lead to a long-term cooperation between our companies to extend our solutions to allied countries armed forces,” said Mr. Emin ALPMAN, Chairman of the Board of Roketsan.
“Airbus Helicopters is proud to reinforce its industrial cooperation with Roketsan. We are optimistic about the genuine interest such solution based on the H135M and H145M could raise both in Turkey and in the international market,” said Mr. Olivier MICHALON, Airbus Helicopters Senior Vice President and Head of Europe.
Roketsan, was founded in 1988 by the resolution of the Turkish Defense Industries Executive Committee for the purpose of “possessing a leading institution in the country for designing, developing and manufacturing rockets and missiles” the first production project of which had been the manufacture of propulsion system of Stinger missiles within the frame of “Stinger European Joint Production Project” which was an international program.
Roketsan’s mission is to serve in the national defense with its rocket and missile systems and to contribute to the technological infrastructure of Turkey.