Defense Industry President Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir came together with the members of Ekonomi Muhabirleri Derneği (Board of Economic Reporters Association). İsmail Demir made important statements about Turkey’s air defense projects at Haber Turk.
Stating that air defense is a layered structure,
““We understand the public’s SIPER expectation. However, there are some steps on the way to it. Air defense is a layered structure.The SIPER system has its own range and interception capability, but even when you set up a system with that capability, you can get a lot of attacks and damage from where you never expected.”
He made statements.
“Intermediate product with a range of 100 km before to SİPER”
Underline that drone and UAVs attacks are much more effective in the world recently, Demir,
“We have to activate the elements of the layered structure step by step. Three years ago, we did not have any local defense system, but Korkut stepped in first as a bottom layer. Last year, we put into service the Sungur, which is effective up to an altitude of 4 kilometers and a range of 8 kilometers, launched both from the shoulder and from the vehicle. Then, by increasing the altitude and range, the system we name Hisar-A + activated. We recently took a shot of the autonomous configuration of this system. So, without human intervention, the system sees, acts and shoots the incoming threat, which is an important ability. We developed Hisar O+. We will reach a altitude of over 10 kilometers and a coverage of around 25 kilometers.After that, before our high-altitude air defense system, SİPER, we have an intermediate product expectation. It will come with an effective range of up to 100 kilometres and an altitude of over 20 kilometres. After the SİPER will come. In other words it’s a journey where we go up the steps one by one. The parameters of the system go by putting them on top of each other, applying what you learn from one to the other. From that point of view, I wanted to draw attention to this tier. We’re saying we’ll put SİPER into operation before the end of 2023.”
Made statements in the form.
An air defense system that can operate at a range of 100 km and an altitude above 20 km, stated in the statements of Defense Industry President İsmail Demir, means an increase in the expectations in the SİPER air defense system project. If there is no confusion in the statements, there is a possibility that the interim solution that will come before SİPER is a hybrid missile that has undergone a very serious revision beyond the extended range of HİSAR missiles.