ROKETSAN’s TEBER Laser Guidance Kit Enters the Inventory

18 Eylül 2018
KHAN surface-to-surface missile system

The special coverage published in the 58th issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review (TDR) is below:


On July 4, the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced that deliveries of the TEBER Laser Guidance Kit developed by ROKETSAN will begin in July.

TEBER has been developed to provide the Mk-81 and Mk-82 general purpose bombs that are already in the in the inventory of the Turkish Air Force with a precision guidance capability. After the completion of integration works of the system onto F-16 aircraft, firing tests of TEBER were held at the Konya Karapınar Firing Test and Evaluation Centre of the Ministry of National Defense on June 21–22. The tests, in which live warheads were utilised, involved firing at static and moving targets. The TEBER-integrated ammunition was also successful in the firing tests conducted from an aircraft climbing at a 30-degree angle.

A TEBER kit, which can be used in different guidance modes, comprises guidance systems, a wing complex and jackets, and can be installed and detached by personnel in the field. The jackets, besides aiding in the balance of TEBER-integrated ammunition, improves manoeuvrability in the final guidance phase. The system is able to hit moving targets travelling at speeds of up to 50 km/h when installed with a half-active laser seeker, and is able to make manoeuvres at up to 3g. TEBER has a release altitude of 6,500–40,000 feet and a 1.2 Mach maximum hauling speed. The CEP (circular error probable) values in precision strikes of the different guidance modes of TEBER are:

  • When only the inertial navigation system (INS) is employed, approximately 25 metres,
  • When the INS and global positioning system are in use together, approximately 10 metres, and
  • When used together with the laser seeker, less than 3 metres.

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Deliveries of KAAN Ongoing

The SSM, on July 10, announced that deliveries of the KHAN surface-to-surface missile developed by ROKETSAN were ongoing. The 610 mm diameter missile has been developed to provide fire support to targets within the army’s domain. The 2,500 kg missile, which is powered by a composite solid fuel engine carries a 470 kg warhead that can either be a high explosive or fragmentation type.

On July 27, the SSM announced that the SOM-J cruise missile had been successful in weapon release tests. Although the announcement did not specify from what kind of aircraft the tests had been made, the SOM-J can also be carried by F-16 aircraft.

ROKETSAN and TÜBİTAK SAGE (Defense Industries Research and Development Institute) worked together on the development of the SOM cruise missile. SOM missiles are already being delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces, and the development works of the SOM-J, a variant of SOM missiles, are continuing. SOM-J will be carried either in the internal weapon bays of F-35 aircraft or under the wings of various different aircraft.

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