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IDEF 2021: Roketsan pursues parallel development of heavy and lightweight torpedoes
Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan showcased its AKYA heavy and ORKA lightweight torpedoes at IDEF 2021.
Murat Ikinci, CEO of Roketsan, revealed during a news conference on August 16 that AKYA will be the Type 209 submarine's primary weapon once it enters service. 'The firing trials of AKYA are still going on. We will deliver the first version of AKYA to the Turkish Armed Forces before the end of the year,' he said, adding that the ORKA lightweight torpedo could be be launched from air assets as well as surface combatants.
On January 25, the Turkish Navy fired AKYA for the ...
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