28 Jul '13, 2pm

Turkey's Sat-Launcher Plans Raise Concerns

ANKARA — Turkey has approved construction of its first satellite launching center to cater for the country’s mushrooming satellite programs. But Ankara’s western allies worry that the Turks intend to use their own launching pad to fire the long-range missiles they hope to build in the medium- to long-run. Turkey’s procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), in early July signed a contract with the country’s national missile manufacturer, Roketsan, to build the Turkish Satellite Launching System (UFS) for pre-conceptual design work. Under the contract, Roketsan will design the UFS to be capable of launching, initially, satellites into low earth orbit (500 to 700 kilometers) through a launching center the company will build and the Turkish Air Force will operate. “We intend to end Turkey’s foreign dependency on launching military and [civilian] com...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130728/DEFREG04/3072...

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