According to the Turkish Defense Press, Turkish made anti-ship missile Atmaca is fitted on to the fourth ADA Class corvette, TCG KINALIADA. This is the first time we saw the missile on a ship. The anti-ship missile Atmaca, whose development dates back to 2009, completed its tests successfully in November 2018 and a deal for the missile’s mass production was signed between the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) and Roketsan last year.
ATMACA, a modern guided missile that can be used in any weather, can be effective against fixed and moving targets thanks to its resistance to countermeasures, target update, re-attack, and task cancelation capabilities, and advanced routing system (3D routing). The launch control systems and other equipment for the missile were produced by Turkish defense giant ASELSAN, while the fire control system was developed by the Turkish Naval Research Center Command (ArMerKom). The domestic missile was showcased at one of the world’s leading defense fairs, the International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF’19) in Istanbul.
The missile has a range of up to 200 kilometers and hovers low above the water and can reach the target both on a linear and a vertical plane. With this feature the missile can reach a higher altitude when it gets closer to the target and land on the target ship from right above. The target of the missile can be changed even after the missile’s launch while it is highly protected against electronic jamming.