Turkey test fires secretly built short range missile
Turkish military on Tuesday test-fired a short-range ballistic missile over the Black Sea, Turkish media said.
The missile, called “Tayfun” (Typhoon in Turkish), was fired from a mobile platform at an airport near the port city of Rize according to Turkish media outlets.
Images on social media showed a missile being launched from the coast.
????????Turkey test fires a locally made, short-range ballistic missile over the Black Sea on Tuesday, sources say https://t.co/oVf9c8it0K pic.twitter.com/lGAKZuyiZ8— Capt(N) (@Capt_Navy) October 19, 2022
Bloomberg said the projectile flew 561 kilometers (350 miles) and fell off the coast of the port of Sinop, citing anonymous sources.
The secretive missile project dubbed Tayfun, or Typhoon in Turkish, has been under way for several years, these sources said.
The Turkish Defense Industry, which oversees these weapon systems, did not make any announcement about the launch, however Turkish news agencies published images.
Similarly, when Turkey received the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft system in 2019 and performed a test firing on the Black Sea coast a few months later, no official announcement was made.