Turkey test fires another Bora ballistic missile

12 May 2017

Turkish firm Roketsan's Bora (Storm) long-range ballistic missile system underwent another test firing near the Black Sea coastal town of Sinop, Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on 11 May.

"A new launch of our Bora missile, with a range of 280 km, was just test-fired in Sinop. It will strike its target in the Black Sea any minute now," he told local A Haber TV channel at the time. He later described the test as successful.

Talking to the news channel on the sidelines of the IDEF 2017 defence exhibition in Istanbul, Isik said, "Turkey now makes its own missiles; we have gained the self-confidence to make better ones."

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