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Roketsan’s Anti-Tank Missiles Continue to Prove their Success in the Field

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The anti-tank missile family developed by Roketsan in line with the needs of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF), including the Long-Range Anti-Tank Missile System (UMTAS), the Laser-Guided Long-Range Anti-Tank Missile System (L-UMTAS) and the Medium-Range Anti-Tank Missile System (OMTAS) satisfy today’s battlefield requirements with their superior strike power and advanced features.

L-UMTAS, the mass production of which is continuing, was added to the TAF inventory in 2017, followed by UMTAS in 2018 and OMTAS in 2020.

L-UMTAS, which has laser guidance capability and a high performance warhead, is making its mark as an effective weapon system against both stationary and moving targets. With L-UMTAS, high precision strikes are assured through its ability to lock onto the target before or after launch.

UMTAS, on the other hand, offers a precision strike capability with its fire-and-forget and fire-and-update modes, assured by the RF data link between the launcher and the missile. The system weighs 37.5 kilograms and has a maximum range of 8 kilometres, while the destruction of the target is assured by the highly effective warhead.

L-UMTAS and UMTAS can be provided with two different warhead types: High Explosive Anti-Tank Warhead and High Explosive Blast Fragmentation Warhead.

The integration program of L-UMTAS and UMTAS which have been integrated onto T-129 ATAK helicopters and Roketsan’s Pedestal Mounted CİRİT (PMC) Weapon System, is ongoing for S-70B SEA HAWK helicopters.

As part of the Weapon Carrier Vehicles (WCV) Project, OMTAS has been integrated into the KAPLAN WCV and PARS 4×4 WCV platforms, and can also be used with a tripod launch-from-land system. OMTAS’ tandem armour-piercing warhead is effective against reactive protected tanks and concrete bunkers, and is equipped with an Imaging Infrared Seeker. The RF data link of the system provides OMTAS with both Fire-and-Forget and Fire-and-Update capabilities. This allows the user to make the necessary target updates even after launching OMTAS at a target. Having an influence area against targets at ranges of 0.2–4 kilometres, OMTAS can be used against targets in the line of sight as well as those in cover. OMTAS’s top attack capability allows the destruction of the target at its weakest point, and prevents the target from escaping by locking on before or after launch.

Roketsan is continuing its studies into the integration of these three systems with different platforms in Turkey and abroad, and for exports.

Technical Specifications of UMTAS
Length 1.8 m
Diameter 160 mm
Weight 37.5 kg
Warhead Types Tandem High-Explosive

Anti-Tank Blast

Fragmentation

Range 0.5–8 km
Seeker IIR*, RF Data Link
Guidance Type Mid-Stage Guidance

Terminal Guidance

Operation Mode Fire-and-Forget

Fire-and-Update

Weapon System UMTAS/L-UMTAS combined 4 or 2 launcher

 

 

 

Technical Specifications of L-UMTAS
Length 1.8 m
Diameter 160 mm
Weight 37.5 kg
Warhead Types Tandem High-Explosive

Anti-Tank Blast Fragmentation

Range 8 km
Seeker Semi-Active Laser Seeker
Guidance Type Mid-Stage Guidance

Terminal Guidance

Operating Mode Fire-and-Forget

Fire-and-Update

Weapon System UMTAS/L-UMTAS combined 4 or 2 launcher

 

Technical Specifications of OMTAS
Length 1.8 m
Diameter 160 mm
Weight 35 kg (with missile and launching tube)
Warhead Types Tandem High Explosive

Anti-Tank Blast Fragmentation

Thermobaric

Range 0.2–4 km
Seeker IIR*
Guidance Type Mid-Stage Guidance

Terminal Guidance

Operating Mode Fire-and-Forget

Fire-and-Update

Weapon System TV / Thermal Camera

GPS

Digital Magnetic Compass

Laser Rangefinder

Embedded Simulator

±25° elevation and 360° rotation ability

* IIR: Infrared Seeker

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