WORLD Turkey says successfully tested HISAR A+ air defense system

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Turkey says successfully tested HISAR A+ air defense system

Xinhua

09:14, May 05, 2021

ANKARA, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Turkey has successfully tested its indigenously produced HISAR A+ air defense system in the central Aksaray province, the Turkish defense ministry said on Tuesday.

This file provided by military contractor Aselsan on April 28, 2021 shows a Hisar-A+ missile launching from an autonomous missile launching system in Aksaray, central Turkey. (Photo: Agencies)

A missile fired from the HISAR A+ destroyed a high-speed target drone, the ministry said on Twitter.

HISAR missiles are operationally used for the protection of military bases, ports, facilities and troops against rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, cruise missiles, air-to-ground missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

In a written statement, Turkey's presidency of defense industries said that the autonomous HISAR A+ will perform the air defense task of armored mechanized moving units.

"The system can move in all kinds of terrain, has fast position change, short reaction time, 360-degree protection capability and can prevent targets without the need for any other element," said the statement.

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