On Saturday, Turkey successfully test-fired its long-range local air defence missile Siper, according to a top defence official.

Various testing of the air defence system, which is expected to reach the army’s inventory in 2023, will continue, according to Ismail Demir, Turkey’s Defense Industries Presidency.

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Turkey will continue to develop new weaponry, according to him, and will have as many as six distinct air defence systems.

Turkey’s ASELSAN, ROKETSAN, and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey are leading the Siper project.

Korkut, Sungur, and Hisar air defence systems are in existence in addition to Siper, which is planned to compete with Russia’s S-400.

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