Indonesia Poised to Become First Foreign User of Turkey’s Khan Missiles
Indonesia is set to become the first foreign user of Turkey’s Khan tactical ballistic missiles.
Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan signed a contract with the Southeast Asian nation during the recently-concluded Indo Defence Expo & Forum in Jakarta.
An export version of the BORA missile, the Khan has a 470-kilogram (1,036-pound) high-explosive warhead that can hit targets up to 280 kilometers (174 miles) away.
It is managed by an aerodynamic control system and supported by a global positioning system to accurately engage enemy assets.
The missile can be launched from an 8×8 multi-barrel rocket launcher and other tactical wheeled vehicles, depending on customer requirements.
“We will soon be putting our first products into the service of the Indonesian Ministry of Defense thanks to the contracts we have signed,” Roketsan official Murat Kurtulus said, as quoted by Defense News.
“There are two different products. The Khan missile system is the first. This is a significant weapon system with a range of 280 kilometers and high precision in the battlefield’s depths.”
Apart from the Khan missiles, the Indonesian Navy is rumored to be interested in Turkey’s Atmaca anti-ship missile system.