Turkey has tested its first locally produced maritime missile ATMACA in the Black Sea region.
Test activities of the ATMACA, a long-range anti-ship missile developed by Roketsan, was carried out in the northern Sinop province on Thursday, according to the Office of Governor, local media reported.
“Our domestically produced ATMACA will make enemies fear,” said Naval Forces Commander Admiral Adnan Ozbal after observing test fires together with Erol Karaomeroglu, Sinop Governor.
Dr. Ismail Demir, Head of Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries, said on Twitter: “Our first national anti-ship missile, ATMACA, successfully destroyed the target when fired from our national ship TCG Kinaliada.”
ATMACA, has a range of more than 200 kilometres (124 miles) and can target far outside visual radius.
Roketsan was founded on 14 June 1988 by the decision of the Defense Industries Executive Committee for the purpose of “Establishing a leading institution in the country for designing, developing and manufacturing rockets and missiles”.