By Tuba Sahin
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey's multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) successfully hit targets in a firing test, the head of the Turkey's Defense Industries Authority said Wednesday.
The new 107mm system is ready for use by the Turkish Armed Forces, Ismail Demir said in a tweet.
The MLRS, developed by Turkey's leading missile specialist Roketsan and the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKEK), is integrated on to a versatile armored vehicle, Vuran, which is manufactured by Turkish firm BMC Otomotiv.
"Our defense industry combines its capabilities and offers solutions to Mehmetcik [Turkish soldiers] in the field," Demir added.
The system can fire 12 rockets in a single set, he noted.