Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Azerbaijan received Turkish high precision cruise missiles

The Azerbaijan Air Force (AzAF) has ordered Turkey-made SOM medium-range, all-weather air-to-surface standoff cruise missiles.

According to the “Azeri Defence”, the recently received SOM cruise missiles developed by Turkey’s Roketsan will make its maiden public appearance in parades in Baku on 26 June.

SOM is an air-to-surface missile to be used against heavily defended, high-value anti-surface warfare (ASuW) and land targets such as surface-to-air missile (SAM) sites, exposed aircraft, strategic assets, command and control centers, and naval vessels. Its modular design supports the required operational flexibility.

- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

The SOM provides enhanced capabilities by building on existing SOM air-to-surface cruise missile technology.

SOM cruise missiles come in four different variants: the SOM-A, SOM-J, SOM-B1, and SOM-B2. The SOM-A is already in the Turkish Army’s inventory.

The bases version of stand-off missile is powered by a turbojet engine and has a range of more than 250km. It is operable under all weather conditions, and also in hostile environments.

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

TRENDING NOW

MBDA debuts new VSHORAD system at Farnborough Airshow

MBDA, a leading European defense manufacturer, is showcasing its latest Man Portable Air Defence System (MANPADS), the VSHORAD (Very Short Range Air Defence) solution,...