Turkish state-owned defense contractor Roketsan has begun testing a long-range anti-tank missile. According to Defense News, the MIZRAK-U was fired from a Cobra AH-1S helicopter and hit a target at a distance of 3.5 kilometers (2.17 miles).
Turkey’s defense procurement agency confirmed that the MIZRAK-U is to be integrated with T-129 attack helicopters, which are manufactured by Turkish Aerospace Industries and Italian–British defense conglomerate AgustaWestland.
As Defense News reports, the MIZRAK-U has a max range of eight kilometers (4.97 miles). It also has an imaging infrared seeker with an RF data link, and a tandem-high explosive warhead. A laser-seeker option is also available.
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by Tactical-Life / Mar 11, 2014