TURKEY-DEFENSE -Turkey's first cruise missile "SOM" on display in London.
September 16 2011 (TUR) -- Turkey's first cruise missile
"SOM" is on display at the "Defense and Security
Equipment International" fair held in London, England. The Turkish
missile was developed by the Scientific and Technological Research
Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and Defense Research and Development
Institute of Turkey (SAGE). Speaking to the AA, SAGE's Fatih Yasar
said that this was the first time that "SOM" was on display
out of Turkey. "There is great interest in the missile. It shows
how far Turkey has come in technology," Yasar said. "SOM"
is an air-launched high precision cruise missile. It was first revealed
during the 100th year celebrations of Turkish Air Force at the Cigli
Airbase in Izmir, on June 4, 2011. Developed since 2006, the
"SOM" cruise missile is Turkey's first domestic solution
for destroying both stationary and moving targets at a stand-off
distance of over 180 kilometers.
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