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Turkey tests air-to-air missiles

17 January 2020
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Turkey's Gokdogan beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile has been test-fired for the first time. (TÜBITAK SAGE)Turkey's Gokdogan beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile has been test-fired for the first time. (TÜBITAK SAGE)

Turkey's Gokdogan (Peregrine) beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile has been test-fired for the first time, the Defence Industries Research and Development Institute (SAGE) of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) tweeted with a video on 10 January.

The missile was fired from an F-16 wing on the ground, hitting its aerial target.

It is scheduled to enter service with the Turkish Air Force Command in 2021, replacing the US-built Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM).

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