Türkiye conducted the second successful launch of the Tayfun missile, which surpasses the Iskander in range

The second successful launch of the Tayfun short-range ballistic missile took place in Turkey. This was announced on his Twitter page by the head of the country's defense industry, Ismail Demir.

As specified, the launch of the missile, which was developed by Roketsan with the support of the defense industry under the Turkish administration, was carried out from the Rize-Artvin airport area. This air harbor is located on the Black Sea coast.

According to Caliber.Az, the rocket was launched at about XNUMX am local time. At that moment, increased security measures were taken at the airport and along its perimeter.

The publication recalls that the first launch of the Tayfun ballistic missile was made in October last year. But then President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was not satisfied with the range of her flight. She flew 561 kilometers. According to the head of state, the flight range of the Tayfun missile needs to be increased to a thousand kilometers.

What distance Tayfun was able to overcome this time is not reported. But it is already known that it will soon enter service. According to experts, this will significantly increase the deterrent potential of the Turkish army.

Recall that the range of the ballistic missile of the Russian OTRK "Iskander-M" leaves 500 km.
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  1. mister-red Offline mister-red
    mister-red 23 May 2023 13: 35
    The author of the high-profile headline should have known that Iskander's range was determined by the INF Treaty.
    I do not think that now there are problems with its increase.
  2. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 24 May 2023 06: 48
    I do not think that Türkiye competes with Iskander. Let's say Türkiye has found oil or gas fields. In today's world, this requires reliable protection. Not everything works out in countries with the protection of state property. But that is exactly what we should strive for.
  3. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 24 May 2023 10: 20
    The Turks do what they consider necessary for themselves. And in this they are right.
    It is obvious to me that Russia needs OTRKs of various ranges - 1000, 2000, 3000 kilometers with various types of warheads, including conventional warheads capable of destroying bridges, tunnels, airfields, and industrial enterprises. For example, to install a thicker, longer-range missile with a more powerful warhead on an existing Iskander or a railway platform.
    At present, there are no treaties with the United States that should be preserved and observed.
    They consider us losers in the Cold War, so they are not afraid and do not comply with anything.
    Until we prove our strength, it is useless to negotiate anything with them.
    1. Vega (Eugene) Online Vega (Eugene)
      Vega (Eugene) (Eugene) 24 May 2023 12: 28
      Of course it is possible. You just need to understand that the United States will do the same, and the question is whether such an increase in response is worth it.

      And there are some contracts that are definitely worth observing. NPT, for example. Because if you put nuclei for example to Iran, then the next day the Baltic states and Finland will become nuclear powers.
      1. prior Offline prior
        prior (Vlad) 24 May 2023 13: 06
        This is how we will do "bench-bench" all our lives.
        What if Cuba and Venezuela go nuclear?
        1. Vega (Eugene) Online Vega (Eugene)
          Vega (Eugene) (Eugene) 24 May 2023 17: 18
          Cuba and Venezuela are relatively independent countries, and they definitely will not agree to become a target for American missiles (I'm not saying that as soon as they agree, a coup or humanitarian bombing may immediately occur). They want to live. Fanatics like Castro are not in power now.