Artillery vehicle

Turkey to export Khan long-range artillery missile to Indonesia

Turkey’s leading defense maker Roketsan has announced its first export deal for the Khan long-range land artillery system to Indonesia, a company official said Thursday.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Roketsan Deputy General Manager Murat Kurtuluş mentioned the importance of the Southeast Asian market for the company, noting that the economy and population development of the region, as well as its geopolitical effects, will continue to play an important role in the years to come.

His statements came during the Indo Defense Expo & Forum 2022 held in Jakarta, where several Turkish defense industry companies took place with Roketsan.

Highlighting the variety of Roketsan’s products, Kurtuluş said that as one of Turkey’s leading defense companies, they have signed two agreements with the Indonesian Ministry of Defense under the coordination of the Turkish Presidency of Defense Industries. (SSB).

“With the contracts we have signed, we will be offering our first products to the Indonesian Ministry of Defense in the near future. There are two separate issues at play. The first is the Khan land-to-land long range artillery system. This system is an important weapon system that is effective with a range of up to 280 kilometers (173.98 miles) and high accuracy.

The second deal was for layered air defense, he said, citing two separate medium- and long-range systems.

Kurtuluş, emphasizing Indonesia’s geographical structure, consisting of islands and long coastlines, noted the country’s needs for naval systems and ship-to-ship guided naval missiles.

He also expressed his hope that “Roketsan products will be more preferred in Indonesia.”

The Khan missile can be launched from an 8×8 Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL), according to the company’s website. It can also be launched from other wheeled tactical vehicle platforms with integration-enabled interfaces, according to different customer needs.

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