ANKARA, ($1=14.74 Turkish Liras) — The KARAOK anti-tank missile, developed by Roketsan, will be available to the Turkish Armed Forces this year, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing SavunmaSanayiST.com.
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According to a special statement made by Roketsan General Manager Murat Ikinsi, the TEK-ER ATGM anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), developed by Roketsan with national resources, will be delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces this year.
Just like the UMTAS and OMTAS anti-tank missiles, the KARAOK missile, which has an infrared [IIR] search warhead, differs from other Roketsan anti-tank missiles in that it can be fired from the arm by TEK-ER. KARAOK, which is similar in concept to the American production Javelin has a diameter of 125 millimeters, weighs 16 kilograms with its launcher, range of 2.5 kilometers, armor-piercing tandem warhead, fire-and-forget mode, and direct and overhead strike.
After OMTAS, UMTAS, and L-UMTAS, KAROK, the fourth anti-tank missile offered for use by the Turkish Armed Forces by Roketsan, is particularly important for the command of the Special Forces, the Submarine Command [SAT], the Underwater Defense [SAS] Commando and the MIT Special Operations Team. It is emphasized that this ATGM will meet the needs of special forces.
With the KARAOK missile, the needs of the Turkish Armed Forces for anti-tank missiles that can be used by TEK-ER will be met with national resources.
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