CİRİT, the 2.75″ Laser Guided Missile with the longest range in its class, continues to expand its capabilities by adding Thermobaric Warhead to its warhead options. Accordingly, the number of alternative warheads offered by the company, which previously had two options including the multi-purpose warhead with anti-armor, anti-personnel and incendiary functions and the high explosive warhead, has increased to three.
“The CİRİT is taking the concept of the ‘2.75” guided rocket’, which emerged from the idea of having a cost-efficient missile, to a much higher level. The CİRİT, which is the leader in its class with a range of 8 km, has also shown that it is capable of carrying out some of the missions of other missiles in higher classes. It is now possible to meet the guided missile needs of land, air and naval forces with a single missile production line. I can confidently say that there is no other missile on the market that can offer such flexibility with these costs,” said Selçuk YAŞAR, President and CEO of ROKETSAN, emphasizing that the CİRİT All Up Round Missile is a system that can meet variety of user operational requirements.
The CİRİT’s integration capability with various platforms is also noteworthy. Work is continuing on the integration of the CİRİT, which is already being used on the T-129 ATAK and AH-1 COBRA attack helicopters, to the TIGER Helicopter.
The latest memorandum of understanding signed between ROKETSAN and MBDA Germany during the ILA 2016 was about this integration.
While work on the integration of the CİRİT to the BLACK HAWK helicopters is progressing, there is also ongoing work on its integration to light helicopters. The most recent development in this field was the memorandum of understanding, signed during Farnborough 2016 between ROKETSAN and Airbus Helicopters, on the integration of the CİRİT to the H135M and H145M helicopters and with Airbus Defense and Space for C295 Gunship Aircraft.
While on one hand, working on the integration of the CİRİT to various unmanned aerial vehicles continues unremittingly, on the other, ROKETSAN has shown that the missile can be integrated to land vehicles through the Pedestal Mounted CİRİT (PMC) System and can be used as an effective weapon. ROKETSAN also demonstrates to its customers how the CİRİT is launched from fixed and mobile land systems. CİRİT missile system integrated to a towed land platform was ordered by a customer abroad, which is already in use.
Previously integrated into the AT-802 Border Patrol Aircraft, the CİRİT was also integrated into the C295W aircraft for Farnborough 2016, in line with a cooperation agreement signed with Airbus Defence and Space, and the aircraft was exhibited at Dubai Airshow 2017. Studies are also being carried out on the use of CİRİT on fast patrol boats and corvette-sized ships. The missile has already been used on some of these platforms during various operations and has also proven itself during combat.