Indonesia signs contract for delivery of Khan ballistic missile, multi-layered air defense system

 

The Khan ballistic missile on an RMMV 8x8 platform. Photo c/o ROKETSAN.

Turkish defense company ROKETSAN has signed a contract with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence  for the supply of its Khan tactical ballistic missile, and another contract was also signed for the supply of what is believed to be the Hisar family of surface-to-air missile systems.


The signing of these contracts were made as part of the recently concluded Indo Defence Expo & Forum 2022 held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 02 to 05 November 2022, with Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto and Turkish Defense Industry President Ismail Demir leading their delegation.


A foreign business partner of ROKETSAN was also involved, which is believed to be Excalibur Army from the Czech Republic, which is believed to be the main contractor for the project, while the Czech Eximbank is believed to be the one providing the loan to Indonesia for financing the project.


Indonesia will become the first export customer of the Khan tactical ballistic missile, which is a water-down export version of the Bora ballistic missile used by the Turkish Armed Forces.


The Khan has a maximum range of 280 kilometers, guided by GPS & GLONASS and internal navigation system providing an circular error probability of less than 10 meters, carries a warhead weighing 470 kilograms.


Not much detail was provided on the acquisition of Hisar, as ROKETSAN has not confirmed the actual model and only mentioned that it would be developing a tailor-made layered air defense system for the Indonesian Army (TNI-AD), with priority on medium and long range air defense systems, followed by a close air defense system.


Currently ROKETSAN’s air defense system offerings are the Hisar family, as well as the PorSav missile and Sungur Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS)


No timelines and quantities, as well as project costs were announced regarding the acquisition of the Khan ballistic missile and layered air defense system.





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Indonesia signs contract for delivery of Khan ballistic missile, multi-layered air defense system Indonesia signs contract for delivery of Khan ballistic missile, multi-layered air defense system Reviewed by Asia Pacific Defense Journal on November 15, 2022 Rating: 5

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