The naval systems developed by Roketsan to date have increased the manoeuvrability and strike superiority of the armed forces in the field. At IDEF’21, ATMACA Anti-Ship Missile, AKYA Heavyweight Torpedo and ORKA Lightweight Torpedo, systems that are featuring state-of-the-art technologies; are being exhibited to the participants.
The ATMACA Anti-Ship Missile is counting the days until it can enter the inventory after completing firing tests, one by one. With its long-range, low-trail and high target-striking accuracy, ATMACA will provide additional strength to modern naval platforms. It will be in the inventory of the Turkish Naval Forces in the second half of 2021.
ATMACA, which can be used in any weather condition, includes countermeasure resistance, target update, re-attack and mission cancellation capabilities. It is also effective against fixed and moving targets. In addition, it has advanced mission planning capability (3D routing). The missile makes use of its Global Positioning System (GPS), its Inertial Navigation System (INS), and its Barometric Altimeter and Radar Altimeter sub-systems to navigate towards its target, while its Active Radar Seeker hits the target with high accuracy.
With a range of more than 220 km, ATMACA also poses a major threat to targets located beyond the line of sight. Furthermore, ATMACA’s sophisticated and modern data link provides the ability to update its target, to re-attack and to terminate the mission. With different operational modes; such as time on target, designated time on target, simultaneous time on target, ripple firing, ATMACA can perform the most effective role for the mission in hand.
Roketsan aims to enhance the capabilities of the missile with new versions soon, equipped with including – but not limited to – Imaging Infrared Seekers and Dual Seekers. There will also be more platform options, with versions launched from submarines and vertical launch systems.
AKYA at IDEF for the First Time
The works carried out by Roketsan for AKYA are continuing with success, and according to the planned schedule. AKYA is aimed to be introduced to the Turkish Naval Forces within 2021, and is being presented to national and international visitors for the first time at IDEF’21.
AKYA Project transfers Roketsan’s critical capabilities acquired in the development of precision-guided, high-speed intelligent rocket and missile systems, to the depths of the sea. The torpedo is designed for launch from submarines against various surface targets and other submarine targets, and has been developed entirely with national capabilities and resources. AKYA will satisfy an important need of the Turkish Naval Forces for underwater platforms.
While AKYA’s qualification tests are in progress, Low-Scale Initial Production activities are continuing to meet the priority needs of the Turkish Naval Forces.
Experience Gained with AKYA Is Being Transferred to ORKA
ORKA, on the other hand, will provide the Turkish Naval Forces with the ability to attack submarines from both surface and air platforms. With the entry of ORKA into the inventory, a Roketsan product that will be exhibited for the first time at IDEF‘21, Turkey’s Blue Homeland Struggle will have another influence that provides superiority in the field.
Roketsan is transferring the experience gained in the AKYA national heavyweight torpedo project to ORKA, as a new-generation lightweight torpedo. ORKA can target submarines from aircraft and surface platforms that are currently in the inventory of the Turkish Naval Forces, as well as those that may be incorporated in the future. ORKA offers precise guidance navigation, advanced search-attack capabilities, high resistance to jamming and deception that will ensure high efficiency against targets.
Technical Specifications of ATMACA
Length: 4.3 m – 5.2 m
Weight: < 750 kg
Range: > 220 km
Guidance: INS* + GPS* + Barometric Altimeter + Radar Altimeter
Warhead Type: High Explosive/ Fragmentation/Penetration
Warhead Weight: 220 kg
Data Link: Target Update/Mission Abort Capability/ Seeker Active RF
*INS: Inertial Navigation System
*GPS: Global Positioning System
Technical Specifications of AKYA
Speed: 45+ knots
Targets: Submarines, Surface Targets
Guidance: Active/Passive Sonar with ACCM capability/Wake Homing Guidance
Guidance Mode: Self Guidance/Onboard Guidance via fiber optic cable
Fuse: Proximity / Impact
Warhead: Insensitive High Explosive Blast Warhead
Launch Type: Swim-Out
Propulsion System: Brushless DC Electrical Motor + Counter-rotating Propeller System
Battery: High Energy Chemical Battery
Technical Specifications of ORKA
Range: 25+ km
Speed: 45+ kts
Launching Platforms: Surface Ships/ Helicopters/ Maritime Patrol Aircrafts/ Weaponized Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Guidance: Active/Passive Sonar with ACCM capability
Guidance Mode: Self Guidance
Warhead: Insensitive Shape Charged Warhead
Launch Type: Push -Out
Propulsion System: Brushless DC Electrical Motor + Pumpjet Propeller System
Battery: High Energy Lithium Battery
Working with the vision to take a leading role in the global defence sector with indigenous, reliable and pioneering rocket and missile solutions, Roketsan Missiles Industries was founded on 14 June 1988, by the decision of the Defense Industries Executive Committee. With its indigenous products and designs, Roketsan develops and manufactures various types of rockets, missiles, guided munitions along with their launching and propulsion systems, seekers, guidance-control systems, fuzes, warheads, mechanical parts, algorithm and software, integrates them to land, air and naval platforms, gives logistical support for these systems, produces rocket propellant, designs and manufactures ballistic protection and ensures the development of space launch vehicles in its facilities at Ankara. With over 3400 staff, 1800 engineers and its self-financing R&D projects, Roketsan continues designing and developing products indigenous to Turkey, with the aim to become the country’s biggest technology army.