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IDEF 2017: Aselsan tests air defences

10th May 2017 - 16:28 GMT | by Tim Fish in Istanbul

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The new HISAR-A and HISAR-O air defence missile systems are due to complete testing next year.

Tolga Gungor, lead engineer at Aselsan for low/medium altitude air defence missile systems, told Shephard at IDEF 2017 that subsystems qualification and integration is finished and total systems testing is underway.

He said that HISAR-A autonomous short range (interception out to 15km) missile system completed vertical firing tests in December 2016 and established a datalink with the missile. This followed missile control tests earlier that year.

The medium range (interception out to 25km) HISAR-O system is about a year behind the HISAR-A schedule and

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