President of Defence Industry Dr İsmail Demir announced that Hisar-O Medium Altitude Air Defence Missile System is deployed in Syria.
Demir speaking to M5 Magazine said, “ We are deploying it in Syria because we have the opinion that HİSAR-O will be more effective due to the range.”.
Demir shared detailed information about the process in the live broadcast of C4Defence in early May. In summary, the deliveries of Hisar-O, which is developed to defeat the medium-altitude threat.
Demir said Hisar-O started to enter the Turkish Armed Forces inventory and to be used partially. The Hisar-A and Hisar-O procurement plan, which is aimed to be supplied in equal quantities, has also changed due to the experience gained from the field. Your need in the field focused on the medium-altitude air defence system. Priority will be given to Hisar-O, whose deliveries have already begun during the procurement process. ”
What is Hisar O?
To meet the medium-altitude air defence needs of the Land Forces Command, it will fulfil the task of making the threat ineffective at medium altitude within the scope of point and regional air defence. HİSAR-O will be used in distributed architecture, battalion and battery structure.
HİSAR-A is designed to neutralize fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and air-to-land missiles up to 15 km range for air defence of moving units and critical facilities.
Within the scope of the air defence of fixed troops and critical facilities, HİSAR-O ensures that fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and air-to-land missiles within a range up to 25 km.
An airstrike was carried out in February 2020 at the facility, where Turkish Armed Forces members were present in Idlib, Syria.