03/05/2017 18:14

CİRİT goes Thermobaric

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’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.

CİRİT, which was previously integrated to the AT-802 border patrol aircraft, will be integrated to the C295 Aircraft in accordance with the memorandum of understanding signed with Airbus Defence and Space during Farnborough 2016. Meanwhile, work on the launching of the CİRİT from fast patrol boats and corvette sized ships is also ongoing. The missile has been already used on some of these platforms during various operations and has also proven itself during combat.

Emphasizing that the CİRİT All Up Round Missile is a system that can meet variety of user operational requirements, Selçuk YAŞAR, President and CEO of ROKETSAN, said “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.”

Technical Specifications of the CİRİT Missile
Length 1,9 m
Weight 15 kg (without canister)
Range 1.5 km (Min) – 8 km (Max.)
Warhead ·         High Explosive Warhead

·         Multi-Purpose Warhead

Anti-Armor

Anti-Personnel

Incendiary

·         Thermobaric Warhead

Guidance Mid-course Guidance with MEMS-IMU

Terminal Guidance with Semi-Active Laser Seeker

Propulsion Min. Smoke Composite Solid Propellant
Platforms All Platforms with MIL-STD-1760 Interface (Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircrafts, Land Vehicles, Naval Platforms and UAVs)
Target Types Light Armored/Unarmored Vehicles Infantry
Laser Designation Compatible with STANAG 3733