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Turkey successfully conducts last test of Atmaca missile

The Atmaca project seeks to replace the US-built Harpoon missile from the military’s arsenal as part of a campaign to wean Turkey’s defense infrastructure from overt dependence on US and NATO equipment.

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Ankara: Turkey has successfully conducted the last test firing of its homegrown Atmaca long-range anti-ship missile, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday.

“The anti-ship missile Atmaca, our homeland’s steel sword, has hit a target ship during the last test today before it will enter service,” Erdogan wrote in a Twitter post, which also had an attached video of the test.

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The Atmaca project seeks to replace the US-built Harpoon missile from the military’s arsenal as part of a campaign to wean Turkey’s defense infrastructure from overt dependence on US and NATO equipment.

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