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23 February 2015

IDEX 2015: Roketsan Details Several Achievements

Roketsan has been appraised as CMMI/DEV 3 as a result of the CMMI appraisal activities which have commenced on 22 September 2014, and completed on 2 October 2014. The CMMI/DEV(Capability Maturity Model Integration – for Development) compliance activities, which were started in 2010 according to the strategic plan of Roketsan, have been completed.
 The CMMI appraisal team announced that Roketsan achieved CMMI/DEV 3 in the final presentation, which was held on 2 October 2014.This achievement has published at the official web site of CMMI Institute 15 October 2015 with the appraisal number 23080.

 Thus, according to the company, Roketsan has become the only defence company in Turkey that achieved this goal for all its design and development processes.


In October 2014, Roketsan and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control signed a Teaming Agreement for the collaboration on the SOM-J, a new generation air-to-surface Standoff Cruise Missile for the F-35 LIGHTNING II.

The SOM system is as an autonomous, long range, low observable, all weather, high precision air-to-surface cruise missile. The SOM-J variant is designed specifically for internal carriage on F-35 aircraft. The companies will jointly develop, produce, market, sell and support SOM-J for internal carriage on F-35 aircraft or external carriage on other aircraft. Rick Edwards, executive vice president of the Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business area; and Roketsan Chairman of the Board Eyüp Kaptan; signed the agreement.

Lockheed Martin has a long history of partnership with the Republic of Turkey and we look forward to working closely with Roketsan on this very important project,” Edwards said. “SOM-J will provide the F-35 and other aircraft an exceptional capability to meet the most challenging mission requirements. We look forward to combining the skills and know-how of our two great companies to produce a world-class system to meet customers’ expanding needs for long range, survivable cruise missile technology.”

Eyüp Kaptan said, “As Roketsan, we believe this teaming will increase the attention on SOM-J and present and superior solution to fulfil the requirements of Anti Surface Warfare capabilities on the F-35 aircraft. Together with Lockheed Martin, we value our cooperation and extend the business opportunities in the future between our companies.”


Turkey's long-range anti-tank missile MIZRAK-U, which is designed from Roketsan, has successfully completed its first guided firing test from a Bell AH-1S COBRA helicopter in February 2014. The missile was tested with the fire and forget mode. It is expected that the missile will be under serial production 2015. The missile, which was developed by Roketsan and has a maximum range of 8km, hit its target in the test at a range of 3,500 metres. The MIZRAK-U is intended primarily for use against armoured targets. It will be used to arm Turkey’s national T129 attack helicopters. MIZRAK-U, with its maximum range of 8 km and minimum range of 500m is capable of operating all weather conditions and day/night. It can be used in “Fire and Forget” and “Fire and Update” modes, with the flexibility provided by its target update capability, offers to fire behind the mask position, fire against targets hiding behind mask and adjust hit point and damage assessment capability.

For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #2/2015, available at the show and on booth #C1 10-11. 

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