Turkey test-fires air defense missile Siper

Turkey successfully test-fired long-range indigenous air defense missile Siper, a top defense official said on Nov. 6.

Different tests of the air defense system, which is planned to enter the army’s inventory in 2023, will continue, İsmail Demir, the head of Turkey’s Defense Industries Presidency, tweeted.

He said Turkey will continue to produce new weapons and will have up to six different air defense systems.

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Besides Siper, which is expected to rival Russia’s S-400, Korkut, Sungur, and Hisar air defense systems are in place.