Roketsan confirms readiness of anti-tank UMTAS and OMTAS missiles

Published in Show Daily 2018 - Day 1


Roketsan has finalised its Long Range Anti-Tank Missile System (UMTAS) and Medium Range Anti-Tank Weapon System (OMTAS) projects, both of which have been developed in line with the requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces.

Developed as a product family, the Laser Guided Long Range Anti-Tank Missile System (L-UMTAS) has now entered service with the Turkish Armed Forces.

The qualification phase for the UMTAS, incorporating an Imaging Infrared Seeker (IIR), has also been completed. In addition, a number of test firings from attack helicopters have been successfully conducted, and the serial production of the missile has begun.

The product and production line qualification of OMTAS has also been concluded and the missile is ready for serial production. The integration of UMTAS, L-UMTAS and OMTAS into armoured land vehicles and other land platforms is also underway.

Selçuk Yaşar, president and CEO of Roketsan, stated that the UMTAS and OMTAS product family was developed to serve users for many years: “Anti-tank missiles are not just about eliminating the ever-developing armour technologies; now you need to be capable of meeting all kinds of emerging threats. In addition to their anti-tank capabilities, which are their main mission, UMTAS and OMTAS were designed to be effective against any other ground or surface threats.”