Aiming to excel Turkish Air Force’s air superiority, development of exemplary WVR and BVR Air to Air missiles to be launched from F-16 aircrafts continues at a great speed.
Two novel missiles are being developed under the program. PEREGRIN – WVR achieves high maneuverability in short range with Imaging Infrared (IIR) Seeker and MERLIN - BVR employs a state-of-the-art Active Radar Seeker.
Developed by TUBITAK SAGE, PEREGRIN and MERLIN are the first indigenous air-to-air missiles of Turkey. MERLIN is also the first missile with an Active Radar Seeker developed in Turkey. TÜBİTAK SAGE, who has broken ground by developing critical systems and transferring these products to the defense industry, achieved a giant step forward for the future development of Air Defense Missiles.