The Laser Guided Long Range Anti-Tank Missile System L-UMTAS Missile, developed by Roketsan, has been fired from the indigenously-designed TAI Hurkus light attack aircraft in production for the Turkish Air Force, in the Konya Karapınar test range.
The L-UMTAS has a tandem anti-tank warhead and an alternative antipersonnel warhead. It has been integrated to the T-129 ATAK and S-70B Seahawk helicopters and can also be fired from fixed wing aircraft, unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV) and both land and sea platforms. The process of integration on various platforms with the MIL-STD-1760 and MIL-STD-1553 standards is ongoing.
It has a day and night operational capability, is effective against moving and stationary targets and an insensitive munition capability against fuel fire and bullet impact. With an effective range of 500m to 8000m+, the L-UMTAS’s semi-active laser seeker tandem warhead is effective against all types of armour protection and has an alternative high explosive (HE) warhead. The first serial production batch is being delivered to Turkish Armed Forces in 2017.
Airbus has signed an agreement with Roketsan to arm the C295W surveillance and transport aircraft with L-UMTAS missiles and Azerbaijan and Pakistan have both expressed interest in the missile.