New Turkish ATMACA anti-ship missile launched from TCG Kınalıada corvette has successfully destroyed target


According to a video published on Twitter by the Turkish Defense Association on February 4, 2021, the Turkish Navy has successfully destroyed a target with the Turkish-made ATMACA anti-ship missile that was fired from the TCG Kınalıada (F-514) corvette.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Test fire of ATMACA anti-ship missile from TCG Kınalıada (F-514) of the Turkish Navy. (Picture source SSB)


The ATMACA is a surface-to-surface anti-ship missile developed locally in Turkey by the Turkish company Roketsan which can be integrated to frigates and corvettes. The program for the development of the ATMACA missile was initiated by SSM (The Turkish Defense Association) now SSB in 2009. A contract was signed with Roketsan to develop an new anti-ship cruise missile according to the requirements of the Turkish Naval Forces.

The design of the ATMACA missile started in 2012 and the first firing test took place in March 2017. The serial production contract for ATMACA was signed between Roketsan and the Presidency of Defense Industry on 29 October 2018.

The Turkish navy plans to deploy the missile on Ada-class corvettes, Istanbul-class frigates, G-class frigates and planned TF-2000 class destroyers.

The ATMACA missile has a length of 4.8m and a weight of 800 km. The guidance system of the missile consists of global positioning system (GPS), inertial navigation system, barometric altimeter and radar altimeter to navigate towards its target. The missile will be powered with a fully indigenous KTJ-3200 engine, developed by Kale Group. The missile has an active Radio Frequency (RF) Seeker manufactured by Aselsan, radar mounted at the front of the missile providing information about the target.

The ATMACA missile has an effective range of 200 km and a maximum firing range of 360. It is equipped with a high-explosive penetrating warhead weighing 250 kg.

TCG Kınalıada (F-514) is an Ada-class ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) corvettes in service with the Turkish Navy. The ship is armed with eight ATMACA anti-ship missiles as well as one 76 mm (3 in) OTO Melara Super Rapid naval gun, 12.7 mm ASELSAN STAMP remotely operated weapon station, 21 RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) a small, lightweight, infrared homing surface-to-air missile and two 324 mm Mk.32 triple launchers for Mk.46 torpedoes.


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TCG Kınalıada (F-514) is an Ada-class ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) corvettes in service with the Turkish Navy. (Picture source SSB)


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