Indonesian military set to be first to use Turkey’s indigenous missile Khan
Turkish defense company Roketsan sealed deals with Indonesian Defense Ministry to sell weaponry systems to the Asian country.
Roketsan’s indigenous long range artillery missile Khan will be made available to the Indonesian military for the first time, the company’s deputy general manager Murat Kurtulus told Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency on Thursday.
In the recent years, Turkey’s arms industry has hugely expanded, most notably through its development of UAVs. Bayraktar TB2 drones proved effectiveness in a series of conflicts, including Ukraine, Libya, Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh.
“Khan is an important weapons system which is effective at a range of up to 280 kilometers with high precision in the depths of the battlefield,” Kurtulus said during Indo Defence Expo & Forum 2022 held in Indonesian capital Jakarta.
The second deal with the Indonesian Defense Ministry includes layered air defense systems and regarding the different requirements of Indonesia, Roketsan developed a new model with its international business partners, Kurtulus said.
“A technical and financial model was created. We introduced our first products of the layered air defense systems in the middle and long-range,” he said, adding that they will also held discussions with the Indonesian authorities on close air defense systems in near future.
Roketsan ranked 86th among the world’s top 100 defense firms by revenue in 2022 with $814 million, data published in August showed.