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Turkey has successfully test-fired its first homemade ballistic missile near the Black Sea coastal region of Sinop, the Turkish defense minister says.

Axar.az reports citing to PressTV “Our missile Bora (storm), with a range of 280km, was just test-fired in Sinop. It will strike its target in the Black Sea any minute now," Fikri Isik told broadcaster A Haber on Thursday.

The test was later described as successful.

"Turkey now makes its own missile. We have gained the self-confidence to make better ones,” added the minister.

Bora has a payload of 450kg and it has been developed by Turkey’s major weapons manufacturer Roketsan.

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2017.05.12 / 09:44
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