Among the Turkish defence industry products to be exhibited in IDEF 2017, ROKETSAN's new generation cruise missile, Stand Off Ammunition “SOM” is on the forefront. The first flight test of SOM was performed in 2011 and serial production was started in 2013 under the contract between ROKETSAN and Turkish MoD. As part of the serial production frame the production line qualification has been completed and the first batch of missile deliveries with the components of the SOM Missile System, including the Test & Programming Unit and the Captive & Dummy Training Missiles, have been successfully delivered.
A contract for the in-house development of a smart munition compatible with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which will be based on the existing SOM technology, was signed in 2012 between ROKETSAN and the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries. Within this scope, SOM-J development activities besides the platform integration studies in collaboration with the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, the main contractor of JSF Program, have been initialized in 2014.
SOM provides availability to adaptation to various missions due to its open architecture software. Currently, SOM supplies the selection among pre-planned missions and controllable impact points and parameters. SOM-A and SOM-B1 defeats the targets by a high explosive blast fragmentation type warhead, while SOM-B2 and SOM-J carries a dual stage tandem penetrator and a semi-armor piercing type warhead respectively. In addition to inertial navigation, global positioning and terrain referenced navigation systems SOM-B1, SOM-B2 and SOM-J are equipped with an imaging infra-red seeker. SOM-A and SOM-B1 have been certified for the F-4 and F-16 platforms.